CCMS is located near Finneytown in Cincinnati, Ohio at 645 W. North Bend Rd., with easy access to I-275 and I-75. (Click here for maps/directions.)
Resting on sixteen acres of privately owned land, the CCMS campus was specifically designed to meet the needs of our students. Constructed in 1995, our modern and comfortable learning environment offers its own clinical laboratory facilities, spacious classrooms, specialized learning environments, student lounge, and theater-style lecture auditorium.
Guests are always welcome on campus and are occasionally permitted to attend a CCMS class lecture with advance notice and approval by the instructor. CCMS does not permit guests to enter our clinical lab facilities as a matter of safety and confidentiality.
CCMS has a variety of learning environments designed for optimal learning. Our campus classrooms are spacious and bright, our theater style auditorium classroom is grand, yet intimate, and our applications classrooms are specifically equipped with practical learning aids and supplies by leading casket and funeral suppliers.
The campus learning environment is as diverse as our student body, and that’s a great thing! Diversity in a student’s learning environment has proven successful in yielding the best opportunities in hands-on learning of all funeral service aspects, from the variance in clinical products to the vast array of casketing and disposition products found in our specially designed merchandising classroom.
As a result of access to real world funeral service equipment and products available on campus, students graduate with the ability to apply their knowledge. Every student will experience the opportunity to orchestrate a mock funeral service from first call through final disposition. This allows students to apply what they have learned within a controlled environment prior to entering the workforce.
CCMS Lab Facilities
The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science lab facilities are one-of-a-kind, having been designed and constructed exclusively for our student body.
The campus boasts three independent labs organized specifically to provide unparalleled student practical experience. Our facilities include two fully equipped clinical labs for embalming operations and anatomical dissection and a third lab specific to restorative arts curriculum application.
Clinical Embalming Lab
The embalming lab is designed for the application of classroom curriculum in the embalming sciences, with two primary embalming stations where students engage in the practical application of Clinical Mortuary Practice I, II, and III curriculum. Students work in small assigned groups with licensed clinical instructors. Groups are structured specifically to provide the best range of student experience levels, ranging from those with no clinical experience to those who may have excessive experience assisting licensed professionals during the embalming process.
Clinical Anatomy & Dissection Lab
The anatomy and dissection lab is designed for the application of gross anatomy curriculum during semester IV (B.M.S.) curriculum. Students participate in hand-on learning with the use of cadavers, learning the different systems of the human body.
The anatomy and dissection lab consists of eight stations equipped for gross anatomy and overflow embalming, as well as a designated area for practical application of the capstone curriculum which includes cosmetizing, dressing, and casketing.
Restorative Art Lab
The restorative art lab is designed for the practical application of classroom instruction in the art of restoration. Students work independently, applying their knowledge as they create a life sized wax replica of the human face. Two semesters are devoted to the creation of a likeness, beginning with the skeletal and muscle structure through completion of facial feature placement, cosmetics application in restoration, and finally adorning with appropriate accessories to achieve the likeness of a person of their choosing. Restorative art lab doesn’t require artistic skill, but rather, confidence and a desire to learn the techniques necessary to develop the skills required in best serving families dealing with the loss of a loved one to trauma or disfigurement.
Students spend lots of time in the library, which includes touch screen computers and a collection of books, journals, and educational videos. Students have unlimited access to funeral specific software and programs to simulate the current trends and technology used by funeral service professionals.
The CCMS library is also an outstanding resource for students in preparation for comprehensive exams and National Board Examination. Unlimited access to practice testing software is installed on each computer which replicates the testing format and types of questions administered on both sections of the exam. The College also provides use of comprehensive study guides, sample tests, and other pertinent study materials.
Want to hang out with your fellow students or take a break from studying? The CCMS student lounge was designed to give students a place to decompress with their peers. The lounge is equipped with a flat screen television, DVD player, video game system, full-sized air hockey table, vending, lockers, and private kitchenette.
CCMS has ample parking available in our private lot for all students and visitors at no extra charge.