Technical Procedures II Syllabus for 2021-2022
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MRTS-2246-001 Technical Procedures II


Prerequisites: MRTS 2260, MRTS 2244 and MRTS 2432

Course Description

A continuation of Technical Procedures I. Introduction of additional topics on treatment planning and application. If this course is offered online, it is an enhanced online course that requires students to come to Amarillo at the end of the semester for an on-site lab. Students should be prepared to be in lab at their expense, M-F 8am to 5 pm one week prior to final examinations, no exceptions will be made to the required lab.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(2 sem hrs; 6 lab)

Class Type

Online Course

Syllabus Information


1. Restorative Art And Science, Ralph L. Klicker, PhD. Copyright 2002 (required)

2. Embalming: History, Theory and Practice (5th Edition), Robert G. Mayer Copyright 2012 (Used in MRTS 2445 and should have) 

3. The Art of Facial Reconstruction, Sokoll, Gary (optional)

4. Funeral Compend - Professional Training Schools Inc.

5. The Conference State and/ or National Board Study Guide - The International Conference.(optional)

6.  National Board Examination Review Book For Students of Funeral Service Education/Mortuary Science - Thomas Taggart


COMPUTER or ACCESS TO A COMPUTER:  You MUST have access to a computer with active internet service, Mozilla Firefox (free download available & recommended), Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, RealPlayer an exhibit competency.

LockDown Browser + Webcam Requirement
This course requires the use of LockDown Browser and a webcam for online exams. The webcam can be the type that's built into your computer or one that plugs in with a USB cable.

PRINTER: You must have a printer or access to one.  It is recommended you print off your weekly materials and create a notebook for the class.  It will help you remain organized and better prepared for success in this course.




This course is class room based.  However, your grade book and some class activities will be delivered through Blackboard. Therefore, you are required to participate in online instructional activities. Each student will access the internet program known as Blackboard. Access to AC Connect is MANDATORY. The most compatible way to properly use AC Connect is through the Mozilla FireFox internet browser. You will log on to this course and be prepared to do the day's planned project, exercise, activity, group discussion, quiz or exam.

There is no foreseeable excuse for not being able to log on and complete any activity prepared by the instructor. There are computers at public libraries and numerous computer labs on the AC campus. If your computer is inoperable (or incapable) for whatever reason, you will need to make plans to access a computer at another location to do the work.  Incomplete work will receive zero credit, no exceptions.
The online-based instructional activities are delivered through a course website that is hosted on a learning management system called Blackboard. AC Connect may be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The online learning activities, using either on or off campus computers, are available on dates and times to be provided by the instructor. You must have access to and the willingness to use computers, the internet, and web browsers. You are expected to view audio and video assisted instructional modules, use e-mail, take quizzes and exams, read both paper and electronic materials, and locate internet or web based learning resources. The instructor will require students to participate in online and onsite discussions and engage in team and individual communication exercises. The online instructional materials and experiences are designed to supplement the course lectures and textbooks.


Student Performance

Upon Completion of the course students should be able to do the following:


  • Relate specified types of restoration to the correct embalming procedures.
  • Select, from a specified cosmetic medium, the correct colorants to achieve a natural appearance under various conditions.
  • Exhibit a skill in modeling which relfects the student's ability to restore a problem case.
  • Identify and describe the forms of the head and face from the direct and profile views.
  • Identify and describe the four major facial features and their variations.
  • Classify and explain the principles of pigmentary mixtures, and relate their application to cosmetic compounds.
  • Classify and explain the principles of transmitted and reflected light, color and illumination.
  • Name and locate the major bony structures of the skull and explain how each influences surface forms.
  • Name and locate the major muscles of the face and explain how each influences surface form and expression.
  • Identify and describe the various cosmetic and restorative treatments, materials and equipment.

Course Objectives:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of obtaining permission to perform any restorative procedure.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the intimate link between restoration and embalming procedures.

3. Name and locate the major bony structures of the skull and explain how each influences surface forms.

4. Name and locate the major muscles of the face and explain how each influences form and expression.

5. Identify and describe the natural and acquired facial markings of the face and neck.

6. Describe and explain facial proportions and how they relate to the natural form of the facial features and facial restoration.

7. Identify and describe the four major facial features, their parts and variations.

8. Identify and describe the forms of the head and face from the profile, frontal and bilateral views.

9. Classify and explain the principles of pigments, their classifications, and relate their application to cosmetic compounds.

10. Apply, from a specified cosmetic medium, the correct colorants to achieve a natural appearance under various conditions.

11. Identify and describe the various cosmetic and restorative equipment, materials, and treatments.

12. Classify and explain the principles of illumination.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Students should:

  1. Log in DAILY and check your email DAILY.
  2. Be prepared.
  3. Read and understand required readings.
  4. Read assigned text book material.
  5. Be honest.
  6. Do not violate the AC academic integrity policy (Do not cheat).
  7. Ask questions.
  8. Actively participate in group discussions.
  9. Do not judge other students.
  10. Treat everyone with respect.
  11. Follow and respect all rules and policies of this class, department and Amarillo College.
  12. Dress appropriately at all times.
  13. Stay off your cell phones during class.
  14. Keep in mind at all times the oath of confidentiality, DO NOT discuss things outside of the funeral home/embalming service.
*Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in this class and will result in a grade of 0 on the exam or assignment involved that cannot be replaced or dropped. Please see Student Rights and Responsibilities for a specific description of academic dishonesty. Any cases of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Students at Amarillo College.


Grading Criteria


  • Quizzes (including unscheduled quizzes) and Class participation = 9% of final grade
  • Four Exams (Comprehensive) = 16% of final grade
  • Lab Final Project = 20% of final grade
  • Homework and Color Wheel assignment = 25% of final grade
  • Final Exam (Comprehensive) = 30% of final grade

No one will be allowed to take a test or quiz early.
No make-up quizzes or exams.

Absences – Every three (3) unexcused absences will result in one (1) letter grade deduction.  If you have an ‘A’ at the end of the semester, but have 3 unexcused absences, you will be given a ‘B’ for your final grade.

 Grading Scale

  • A=100-96
  • B=95-88
  • C=88-80
  • F=79 and below
  • (To pass the State and National Board Exams, you must score a 75 or better.  Please note that we gear our grading policy towards that standard.  Be aware of this as you take this class and all other MRTS courses.)
  • Per our Amarillo College Course for the Mortuary Science Program: To continue in the Program, a student may repeat a MRTS course only one time and may repeat no more than two MRTS courses while enrolled in the program.  The term "repeat" shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop or unsatisfactory completion of all major course requirements, PSYT1325 or HPRS 2301.  Students who receive an F in tow or more major course requirements, PSYT 1325 or HPRS 2301 will be removed from the program.  A student will have 36 months to complete all major requirements.

Each student is responsible for ensuring the integrity of his/her own work.  Cases of academic dishonesty will result in either zero points or administrative withdrawal from the Mortuary Science Program.  There will be no tolerance for missed due dates, assignments, projects, quizzes or tests.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET ASSIGNMENTS AND SUCH TURNED IN AND IN ON TIME.  If you wait until the semester is over to resolve an issue with missing assignments, projects, exams, etc., then it will be too late.  ALWAYS KEEP COPIES OF YOUR WORK (projects, assignments, clinical paperwork, etc.).  Students should have a back up plan for computer problems.  Most public libraries have internet access for students' use.

ALL course work is expected to be typed with correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.  PROOF READ your work before submitting.  Failure to do so will result in a lower grade. 

It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of the assigned work and due dates.  There is ample time given on course assignments to complete them on time.  If a student is having difficulty accessing the internet or navigating the course they should contact the instructor immediately.  DO NOT wait until the end of the semester or assigned week to contact the instructor.

LATE WORK (Assignments/Projects):

  • 1-2 days after due date (includes Saturday and Sunday) will result in an automatic 10 point deduction.
  • 3-4 days after due date (includes Saturday and Sunday) will result in an automatic 20 point deduction.
  • 5 days after due date (includes Saturday and Sunday) will result in an automatic 30 point deduction.
  • Anything submitted after the 5th day of being late will be given a grade of ZERO (0).
  • Unless a specific deadline is given within the course, all assignments and projects not received by the day of the final, will result in a grade of  0 (ZERO).


  • No quiz or exam make-ups will be given.  You are given at least 2 days to take a quiz or exam.  There is ample time given to plan ahead to take your quiz or exam.  Remember to have a back-up plan in case of computer problems.
  • If you miss the Final Exam, no make-up will be allowed. 
  • Note: IN this class, your Mid-Term, and Final Exam are taken via Lock - Down Brower and use of a Web-Cam
  • Lock Down Browser + Webcam Requirement
    This course requires the use of Lock Down Browser and a webcam for online exams. The webcam can be the type that's built into your computer or one that plugs in with a USB cable.

    Watch this brief video to get a basic understanding of Lock Down Browser and the webcam feature.

    Download Instructions
    Download and install Lock Down Browser from this link:

    Once Installed

  • Start Lock Down Browser
  • Log into Blackboard Learn
  • Navigate to the test
  • Note: You won't be able to access tests with a standard web browser. If this is tried, an error message will indicate that the test requires the use of Lock Down Browser. Simply start Lock Down Browser and navigate back to the exam to continue.

    When taking an online test, follow these guidelines:

  • Ensure you're in a location where you won't be interrupted
  • Turn off all other devices (e.g. tablets, phones, second computers) and place them outside of your reach
  • Before starting the test, know how much time is available for it, and also that you've allotted sufficient time to complete it
  • Clear your desk or workspace of all external materials not permitted - books, papers, other devices
  • Remain at your computer for the duration of the test
  • If the computer, Wi-Fi, or location is different than what was used previously with the "Webcam Check" and "System & Network Check" in Lock Down Browser, run the checks again prior to the exam
  • To produce a good webcam video, do the following:
    • Avoid wearing baseball caps or hats with brims
    • Ensure your computer or device is on a firm surface (a desk or table). Do NOT have the computer on your lap, a bed, or other surface where the device (or you) are likely to move
    • If using a built-in webcam, avoid readjusting the tilt of the screen after the webcam setup is complete
    • Take the exam in a well-lit room, but avoid back lighting (such as sitting with your back to a window)
  • Remember that Lock Down Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted
  • Getting Help
    Several resources are available if you encounter problems with Lock Down Browser:

  • The Windows and Mac versions of Lock Down Browser have a "Help Center" button located on the toolbar. Use the "System & Network Check" to troubleshoot issues. If an exam requires you to use a webcam, also run the "Webcam Check" from this area
  • Please run the "System & Network Check" and the "Webcam Check" before you contact our help desk.
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  • Your FINAL EXAM is scheduled for Monday, December 13th - Tuesday, December 14th, 2021.



Class attendance should be regarded as an obligation and all students are expected to attend class and be punctual when doing so in all the classes in which they are enrolled.   If you miss a class, it is the STUDENT'S responsibility to obtain the missed notes from a classmate. Attendance will be taken during each class period and during lab each day.  A portion of your final grade will be determined by your in-class participation during lab. At times we will be discussing certain aspects of lecture and related material. Your feedback and active involvement is essential during group and/or class discussions. If you are not in class, you can not participate; consequently, you will not receive credit for this area.

Online Collaboration:

In this class we will have a collaboration every Monday night from starting at 8:30 pm Central Time.  The collaborations are mandatory.  The first collaboration will be on Monday, August 23rd, starting at 8:30 pm Central Time.  When you log into the collaboration room, you will need to have your camera on, so I can see your face.  You will have assignments for these collaborations and they will need to be emailed to me prior to the day of collaboration.  The assignments will be your participation grade, as well as being at collaboration.  If you are at all collaborations I will give you 10 extra points and spread them out over the quizzes and exams. If you cannot make a collaboration I need you to notify me by noon the day of the collaboration.  This will be an interactive time together. 

Every three (3) unexcused absences a student has will result in one (1) letter grade deduction on their final grade. 

MANDATORY LAB WEEK: MONDAY, November 18th - Thursday, November 18th, 2021 (9:00AM – 4:00PM)

This lab is required by the accreditation standards, therefore, it is NOT AN OPTION.  You must be here for this lab.  If you do not attend, you will fail this course.





Expect exam questions to be from lecture material, assigned textbook readings, handouts, etc. Expect multiple choice, True/False and essay questions. ALL EXAMINATIONS WILL BE COMPREHENSIVE.



MODULE 1 – 08/23 - 09/05

Week 1 and 2: Syllabus due on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. 

"Preview the Textbook" assignment is due on Friday, August 27th, 2021.

Week 1 and 2: Structural Anatomy/Bones of the head and skull-lateral/anterior bones quizzes/anatomical terminology quiz - Opens on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 and closes on Sunday, September 5th, 2021.

Discussion 1 Due - Wednesday, September 1st,  2021

Collaboration every Monday night starting at 8:30

MODULE 2 - 09/20 - 10/03

Week 3 and 4: Study of Muscles of Cranium/Face/Neck

Exam #1 opens on Thursday, September 16th and closes on Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Facial Markings/Muscle & Facial Marking Quizzes opens on Monday, September 13th, 2021 and closes on September 15th, 2021

Collaboration every Monday night starting at 8:30

MODULE 3 – 09/20 - 10/03

Week 5 and 6


Parts of Ear and Nose Quiz Due - opens Thursday, September 30th and closes Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Collaboration every Monday night starting at 8:30

MODULE 4 – 10/04 - 10/17

Week 7 and 8

 Parts of Mouth and Parts of the Eye Quiz opens on Friday, October 8th, 2021 and closes on Sunday October 10th, 2021

 Exam 2 Opens on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 and closes on Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Color Principles Due - Sunday, October 17th, 2021.

Modeling Facial Features Project Due - Wednesday, December 1st,  2021.

Fall BREAK WEEK  (October 18 - 24, No collaboration session for this week)

MODULE 5 – March 22 – April 4

Color Principles/Cosmetics

Cosmetic Assignment Due - Thursday, November 4th, 2021.

Solvent and Stain Remover Study Guide Assignment Due - Friday, November 5th, 2021

Continue to work on the Modeling Facial Features Project Group Assignment.  Due date Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Collaboration every Monday night starting at 8:30

MODULE 6 - 11/08 - 11/21

Week 11 and 12

Exam #3 opens Thursday, November 18th, 2021 and closes on Sunday, November 21, 2021

Mouth and Hair Restoration Assignment Due on Friday, November 12th, 2021

Suture Homework Assignment Due on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

General Restorative Treatments Reading Guide due on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Collaboration every Monday night starting at 8:30

Mandatory Restorative Art Lab week will be November 15 - November 18, 2021 on West Campus

MODULE 7 – 11/22 - 12/05

Week 13 and 14

Exam #4 is opens on Monday, November 29th, 2021 and closes on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Group Projects Due on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Collaboration every Monday night starting at 8:30

MODULE 8 – 12/06 -12/17

Week 15 and 16

LAB WEEK ON CAMPUS, November 15 - November 18 (This is MANDATORY)

Study Time and preparation for   Finals Week

Final Exam Due - December 13, 2021 and 14th, 2021          



Serious effort and consideration were used in developing this syllabus, course outline, and calendar.  While the syllabus is considered an education contract between the instructor and student, unforseen events may require a change (e.g. a change in schedule).  Every effort will be made NOT to change policy that affects a final grade.  However, the instructor reserves the right to make other changes deemed necessary to best fulfill the course goals and objectives.  Students registered for this course will be made aware of any such change in a timely fashion using reasonable means.

Also the instructor reserves the right to make an exception for any student who has the misfortune to encounter a severe illness, accident, or other serious event that causes excessive course disruption.  Any such exception will be made on an individual basis and will not be grounds for setting a precedent.





Additional Information


 If a student has a grievance with the course instructor, the following “due process” protocol will apply. The student must follow the protocol steps in the order shown.

 1.      Make every effort to resolve the concern directly with the course instructor. The instructor should be contacted by the student before the conclusion of the course.

 2.      If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the course instructor, the student should seek satisfaction from the immediate supervisor of the instructor within one week of the student–instructor meeting.

3.      If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the Allied Health division chairperson, the student should seek satisfaction from Dean of Health Sciences within one week of the student–division chairperson meeting.

 4.      If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the dean, the student should seek satisfaction from the Vice-President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) within one week of the student–Dean meeting.

 5.      If the concern cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the student after meeting with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, the student should seek satisfaction from the college President within one week of the student–VPAA meeting. The decision of the President will be final.

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Syllabus Created on:

08/06/21 10:17 AM

Last Edited on:

08/06/21 10:17 AM