Mercer County Community College  has structured its  Funeral Service programs  so that students may attend MCCC for one, two or three years.

Many students enroll in the Funeral Service Preparatory program in order to complete their first 60 college credits as required by the New Jersey and Pennsylvania funeral service licensing boards. Some students do their initial college work at other institutions and then attend MCCC for 1-2 years to take funeral courses only.

MCCC has the oldest accredited* Funeral Service program in New Jersey (there are 58 such programs in the United States).

Students must complete (at MCCC or via transfer) appropriate pre-requisite courses in accounting, chemistry, anatomy, business law, psychology and English composition before they enroll in the Funeral Service courses. These courses can be part of the basic requirement of 60 college credits. This pre-requisite requirement exists for all applicants (even those with Baccalaureate & Master degrees, etc.).

Students also earn college credit while they work in the funeral home setting by enrolling in Funeral Service Internship courses in the Preparatory program (optional) and in Funeral Service Field Experience and Embalming Lab & Practicum in the Certificate and Funeral Service AAS degree program (mandatory).

Interested in getting started?

  • Prospective Students with less than 60 college credits, please reach out to Toni Ford by emailing fordt@mccc.edu .
  • Prospective students with over 60 college credits interested in enrolling into the Funeral Service program, please fill out the Prospective Student Funeral Service Program Questionnaire Form, link below.  Please allow 7 business days for a response.  Upon completion of the form, please email a copy of your unofficial transcripts from previous institutions for evaluation to the program coordinator, Geralda Aldajuste at funeralservice@mccc.edu .  This will help determine your readiness to start the program. 
    Please note, all OFFICIAL transcripts must be submitted directly from your previous institutions to Mercer County Community College's Registrar's office.

Prospective Student Funeral Service Program Questionnaire (fill out only if you have completed 60 college credits)


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* The Funeral Service associate degree and certificate programs at Mercer County Community College are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). 

992 Mantua Pike , Suite 108
Woodbury Heights NJ 08097
Phone: 816-233-3747
Web:  www.abfse.org

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at https://www.abfse.org/html/dir-nj.html   To request a printed copy of this program’s pass rates and rates, go to the Business Building at the West Windsor Campus, Room Number BS-103, or by e-mail at aldajusg@mccc.edu  or by telephone 609-570-3866.

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