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Mortuary Science

  

Although Amarillo College is a public institution with an "open" admission policy, the Mortuary Science Department has specific admission requirements. 

Specific Criteria for Admission to the MRTS.AAS
 Students may submit an application after completing all MRTS.CERT classes.

 

Please e-mail the program director, Scott Rankin, for the current Mortuary Science Application packet at jsrankin@actx.edu.




 

 

 

  List of Criteria for admission into the MRTS.AAS Program

 

 

  • TRANSCRIPTS-Official High School Transcript-Send 1 copy to Mortuary Science Department and 1 copy to Amarillo College Registrar.  The copies must be sent directly from credit granting institution to Amarillo College and be official copies.  Official College Transcripts (If applicable)-Send 1 copy to Mortuary Science Department   and 1 copy to Amarillo College Registrar.  The copies must be sent directly from credit granting institution to Amarillo College and be official copies. You must submit separate transcripts for each college attended. 
  •  Reference Letter (For the Mortuary Science Program) Please send one reference letter to the Mortuary Science Department.  Any licensed mortician (or other professional person) who can attest to your background will be satisfactory. 

 

  • Immunization (Shot) Records

Students who were born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to first patient contact, acceptable written evidence of vaccination of two doses of measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968. Serologic confirmation of immunity to measles is acceptable. Evidence of immunity must consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection.

Students must show, prior to program admission, written evidence of vaccination of one dose of rubella (German measles) vaccine. Serologic confirmation of immunity to rubella is acceptable. Evidence of immunity must consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection.

Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to first patient contact, written evidence of vaccination of one dose of mumps vaccine. Serologic confirmation of immunity to mumps is acceptable. Evidence of immunity must consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection.

Students shall have received a complete series (three injections) of hepatitis B vaccine prior to first patient contact. Persons applying for acceptance into the Mortuary Science program need not begin the Hep-B series until they have been officially accepted.

Students shall have received a complete series (two injections) of varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine, prior to first patient contact, unless the first dose was received prior to thirteen years of age or must present documentation of varicella immunity. The only acceptable documentation of immunity is by serologic confirmation (varicella titer). Personal or parent/guardian testimony of varicella immunity is not acceptable. Persons applying for acceptance into the pharmacy technician program need not begin the Varicella series until they have been officially accepted.

One dose of tetanus-diphtheria toxoid is required within the last ten years.

**If required immunization records cannot be produced, the applicant will have to be re-immunized before the application can be accepted.**

 

After the documents for admission are assembled , the applicant must have an interview with the program director or academic advisor for Mortuary Science.  The interview will not be scheduled until ALL admission documents are complete.

During the interview, the academic advisor will review all documentation and assign points for the purpose of ranking the applicant for admission into the program.  The applicant with the greater number of points will be ranked higher.  If two or more applicants tie for total points, the official application date will be used as a tie-breaker with the earlier date ranked higher.  The date of the interview with the academic advisor will be the official date of the application.

 

All MRTS.CERT courses will be issued points.
A final grade of 'A' in a course will be worth 10 points
A final grade of 'B' in a course will be worth 7 points
A final grade of 'C' in a course will be worth 4 points.
  • Any applicant that graduated from high school with a cumulative GPA of 90% or higher will receive 5 additional points.
  • Any applicant who has completed sixty or more college hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale) will receive 5 additional points.
 
 Once admitted into the MRTS.AAS program the following will apply:
  1. No student in the Mortuary Science program will be allowed to repeat a course more than once. In addition 2 withdrawals will count as 1 repeat
  2. Students who fail to receive a minimum grade of a “C” in any MRTS.AAS course the student will need to repeat the course.
  3. Should the student fail to receive a minimum grade of a “C” in a repeated course, they will automatically be removed from the Mortuary Science Program.
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If you have any questions, please contact the Mortuary Science Department at Amarillo College (806)356-3631.