Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Funeral Services**

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


Provides basic general education and prerequisite courses for students seeking to enroll in the A.A.S. degree program in funeral services. Completion of the career studies certificate does not guarantee admission into the JTCC Funeral Services Program.  Students should refer to the admission requirements for the A.A.S. degree in Funeral Services listed in the programs of study section.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
CHM 110 Survey of Chemistry 3 CHM 101, CHM 111
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3 CST 100, CST 115
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
ITE Elective 1  
Total Credits 11  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting 3  
FNS 121 Anatomy for Funeral Service I 3 BIO 141,  BIO 142, NAS 161, NAS 162
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3  
PSY 116 Psychology of Death and Dying 3  
Total Credits 12  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Religion Elective 3  
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3  
Total Credits 6  
Total Credits For Program 29  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Students may seek admission to the funeral services A.A.S. degree program when they have successfully completed all required developmental courses and ACC 211, CHM 110, FNS 121    and SDV 100 with grades of “C” or better.
  2. Effective Fall 2014, only 20 students will be admitted to the Funeral Services Program every fall semester as a cohort.  Applications will be due by July 15, 2014.


For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Health Sciences: 804-768-6611 (Chester).

2013-2014 College Catalog

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