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.
|Course Requirements||ACTS Index Number*||Credit Hours|
|ENGL||1013||Composition I||ENGL 1013|
|FSED||2223||Business & Funeral Law|
|FSED||1001||Funeral Service Orientation & Ethics|
|FSED||1002||History of Funeral Service|
|ACCT||2103||Principles of Accounting I||ACCT 2003|
|BUSS||1203||Introduction to Business||BUS 1013|
|FSED||1313||Funeral Merchandising & Management|
|CISS||1013||Introduction to Computers||CPSI 1003|
|SPCH||1313||Principles of Speech||SPCH 1003|
**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.
*ARKANSAS COURSE TRANSFER SYSTEM (ACTS)
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 (http://adhe.edu). Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.