Credit Courses

(FUN) Funeral Service

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FUN 203 - Funeral Service Principles (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and enrollment in Funeral Service Program
Introduction to the basic services performed by the funeral director from first call to final disposition. Includes religious practices, Veterans Administration and Social Security, transportation and funeral merchandise. Emphasizes vocabulary, ethical practices and professional attitudes. 3 lecture hours
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FUN 206 - Introduction to Funeral Service (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENG 101 and enrollment in Funeral Service Program
Focus on terminology, the impact of grief on society, the history of funeral service, and various professional organizations. Includes variations in funeral practices due to cultural differences, reactions to death, grief and bereavement, and the impact of family structures. 3 lecture hours
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FUN 215 - Funeral Service Law (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BUS 107 and enrollment in Funeral Service Program
Basic principles of law impacting the funeral service profession, with emphasis on common law, New Jersey statutes, rules and regulations and FTC compliance. Includes cemetery law, burial standards, rights and wrongs concerning the body and burial, and zoning restrictions. 3 lecture hours
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FUN 217 - Funeral Service Management (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ACC 106, FUN 203, FUN 215
Business and management practices pertinent to funeral service with emphasis on small business. Particular consideration to staff organization, employer/employee relations, funeral home budget, funeral service merchandising, insurance, price determination and quotation, advertising, OSHA, and applicable federal regulations. 3 lecture hours
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FUN 220 - Funeral Service Laws, Rules and Regulations (1 credit)
Prerequisite: FUN 215 or permission of Director of Funeral Service Programs
Laws, rules and regulations that specifically influence funeral service practice in New Jersey. Covers general licensure and intern requirements, rules for operating a funeral home, embalming procedures, general and specific rules of practice, advertising and continuing education. Compares and contrasts practices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 1 lecture hour
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FUN 223 - Funeral Service Pathology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIO 106 (or BIO 103 and BIO 104) or permission of Director of Funeral Service Programs
Survey of the major diseases, including pathological changes related to disease processes and the effects of physical and chemical trauma on the human body. Facilitates understanding of medical terminology relevant to funeral service. 3 lecture hours
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FUN 227 - Restorative Art (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 106 (or BIO 103 and BIO 104); FUN 247 or permission of Director of Funeral Service Programs
Examines facial anatomy including underlying structures and facial features, restoration, color and cosmetics. Lab work develops proficiency in anatomical modeling and the practical application of cosmetics. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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FUN 229 - Funeral Service Counseling (3 credits)
Prerequisites: FUN 206 and PSY 101 or permission of Director of Funeral Service Programs
Promotes an appreciation of care-giving roles in relation to grieving persons and addresses the background material, skills and procedures needed for helping situations. Situations requiring professional therapy are differentiated from those requiring referrals for more specialized counseling. 3 lecture hours
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FUN 247 - Principles of Embalming I (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 106 (or BIO 103 and BIO 104), ENG 101 and enrollment in Funeral Service Program
Includes review of historical background, ethical and sanitary considerations, signs and tests of death, postmortem changes and basic procedures, instruments and equipment employed in embalming with emphasis on procedures for handling infectious/contagious disease. 3 lecture hours
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FUN 249 - Principles of Embalming II (2 credits)
Prerequisite: FUN 247 with a minimum C grade
Continuation of FUN 247. Topics include cavity treatment, types of embalming chemicals and their uses, causes of embalming failure, discolorations, vascular difficulties, decomposition, dehydration, edema, deformities and malformations, and radiation. 2 lecture hours
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FUN 251 - Embalming Lab and Practicum (3 credits)
Prerequisites: permission of Director of Funeral Service Programs; students must be registered interns
Develops practical embalming skills, combining work experience in a funeral home (16-20 hours per week) and at the MCCC embalming facility with discussion of applications. Topics include OSHA, embalming procedures, embalming products, cavity treatment, infant embalming and special cases. 3 laboratory and/or discussion hours plus 224 hours of work experience
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FUN 295 - Funeral Service Field Experience (3 credits)
Prerequisites: approval from Director of Funeral Service Programs; students must be registered interns
Combines classroom discussion with 16-20 hours per week as an intern (or student-trainee) in an approved funeral home. Topics include death certificates, permits, vital statistics compliance, computer applications, Social Security and Veterans Administration paperwork, obituary writing, government compliance and other current issues. 2 hours seminar plus work experience
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FUN 299 - NBE Preparation (1 credit)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: required Funeral Service courses
In preparation for the Funeral Service program capstone event, the National Board Examination (NBE), students review topics covered in the curriculum through classroom discussion and practice tests. Students must take the NBE in order to graduate from the Funeral Service program(s). 1 lecture/1 studio hour
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