This program provides you with a foundational education for a career as modern funeral service practitioners.

Successful completion of the program entitles you to sit for the national board examination or state board examination, which you must pass in order to receive your degree.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

This program is offered by the Mortuary Science Department.

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Career Opportunities

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After passing the National Board Examination, the prospective New York State funeral director must serve one year as a registered resident before becoming a licensed funeral director.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017) noted that median salary for morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors $51,850.
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Recent employers have included: McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home; Newcomer Cannon Funeral Home; Peck & Peck Funeral Home and Tebbutt Funeral Home.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Lori Q. Purcell
MORTUARY SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 011

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.