Mortuary Science Program

AMARILLO COLLEGE                                                                                  
MORTUARY SCIENCE
2011 South Washington
Amarillo, TX  79109
Brant Davis, Program Director
Initial/Last/Next Accreditation:   2010/2013/2018
Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Mortuary Science
Degree Offered:  Associate of Applied Science
Distance Learning:  YES
Phone:  (806) 354-6035
FAX: (806) 356-3657
Email:  bedavis@actx.edu                  
Web:  www.actx.edu/mortuary

PROGRAM INFORMATION-Amarillo

Year

Total enrolled

# of New Student

# of Grad

Timely Grad*

Graduation rate

Did not finish

Overall % Employed

Employed in FS

2016

65

29

6

6/6

83%

0

100%

100%

2015

67

22

10

9/10

49%

7

90%

85%

2014

64

22

16

14/16

80%

6

88%

88%

NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS-Amarillo
 

3 year Average

% Pass Art

% Pass Science

2016 - 2014

50.3%

41%

2015 - 2013

86%

71%

2014 - 2012

81%

59%

Most recent

# Takers

# Passed

2016 Art

10

5

2016 Science

10

4

2015 Art

5

4

2015 Science

5

3

 

Accreditation Statement:

The Mortuary Science degree Program at Amarillo College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org.

The Mortuary Science Department at Amarillo College has as its central aim recognition of the importance of funeral service personnel as (1) members of a human services profession, (2) members of the community in which they serve, (3) participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession, (4) professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, and local regulatory guidelines, as well as (5) professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety and welfare in caring for human remains.

The Amarillo College Mortuary Science Program Has the following objectives:
 
  1. Enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession..
  2. Educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary of the profession.
  3. Educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large.
  4. Emphasize high standards of ethical conduct.
  5. Provide a curriculum at the post secondary level of instruction.
  6. Encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service.
Students seeking entry into the Mortuary Science program must complete a program application packet and complete specific admission requirements.
 
National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org.  
 

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The Certificate of Completion for Funeral Directing is offered to meet specific state or professional needs.  The Texas Funeral Director Certificate program does not include instruction in embalming, restorative art, microbiology, pathology, chemistry or anatomy; therefore, it is not accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.  Students graduating from the MRTS.CERT program are NOT eligible to take the National Board Examination or any State board Examination for which graduation from an ABFSE accredited program is required.  Students completing this program are eligible to sit for the Texas State Board  of Funeral Directing Exam only and the Texas State Law Exam. The certificate is recognized by the Texas Funeral Service Commission.   Prior conviction of a felony may render the student ineligible to practice in the State of Texas. 

First Semester Prior to Admission
ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3 hrs
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology 3 hrs
MATH 1314- College Algebra 3 hrs
HITT 1305: Medical Terminology 1 3 hrs
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts 3 hrs
First Fall semester
HPRS 2301 – Pathophysiology 3 hrs
MRTS 1211 – History of Mortuary Science. 2 hrs
MRTS 1301 – Contemporary Funeral Service Practices 3 hrs
MRTS 1310 – Orientation to Funeral Service Clinical. 3 hrs
MRTS 1342 – Mortuary Management 1. 3 hrs
First Spring Semester
MRTS 2335 – Mortuary Jurisprudence 3 hrs
MRTS 2342 – Mortuary Management 2 3 hrs
MRTS 1260 – Funeral Service Clinical 1 2 hrs
SCIT 1313 – Workplace Microbiology 3 hrs
Summer Semester  
SOCI 1371 – Sociology of Death and Dying 3 hrs
Second Fall Semester
MRTS 2432 - Human Anatomy. 4 hrs
MRTS 2244 - Technical Procedures 1 2 hrs
MRTS 2260 – Funeral Service Clinical 2 2 hrs
Second Spring semester  
MRTS 2246 – Technical Procedures 2 hrs
MRTS 1291 – Special Topics in Funeral Service 2 hrs
First Semester Prior to Admission  
ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3 hrs
PSYC 2301 – General Psychology 3 hrs
SOCI 1371 – Sociology of Death and Dying 3 hrs
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
First Fall semester  
MRTS 1211 – History of Mortuary Science. 2 hrs
MRTS 1301 – Contemporary Funeral Service Practices 3 hrs
MRTS 1310 – Orientation to Funeral Service Clinical. 3 hrs
MRTS 1342 – Mortuary Management 1. 3 hrs
First Spring Semester  
MRTS 2335 – Mortuary Jurisprudence 3 hrs
MRTS 2342 – Mortuary Management 2 3 hrs
MRTS 1260 – Funeral Service Clinical 1 2 hrs
MRTS 1191 – Special Topics in Funeral Service 1 hrs