The Funeral Director Technical Certificate at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is designed to meet the prerequisites for licensure and employment in funeral service as a Funeral Director in the State of Texas. This program is designed to meet specific state requirements. The American Board of Funeral Service Education does not accredit this certificate since it does not include instruction in the following areas: embalming and related science courses and the general education courses. Students graduating from this Certificate 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.

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Funeral Services AAS TC CP Degree Checklist
Funeral Services AAS TC CP Degree Checklist
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Course Requirements  ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
First Semester     15 
FSED  2223  Business & Funeral Law   
FSED  1001  Funeral Service Orientation & Ethics  
FSED  1002  History of Funeral Service   
FSED  1033  Funeral Directing   
FSED  2103  Funeral Psychology/Sociology   
FSED 1313 Funeral Merchandising & Management  
Second Semester     15 
ACCT  2103  Principles of Accounting I ACCT 2003  
BUSS  1203  Introduction to Business  BUS 1013  
ENGL  1013  Composition I  
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers  CPSI 1003  
SPCH  1313  Principles of Speech  SPCH 1003  
Total     30 

**Any student pursuing an embalmer’s license in the State of Arkansas must complete the Associate in Applied Science Degree. This Funeral Director Technical Certificate is NOT required for a funeral director’s license in the State of Arkansas. However, the curriculum is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the profession.


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The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.