A Message from President
Thank you for your interest in CCMS. Are you considering a career in funeral service? I invite you to explore our website and compare the quality education you will receive at CCMS to other options.
How CCMS compares to other mortuary science programs
- CCMS is the oldest mortuary science school in the country, established in 1882.
- Onsite lab facilities, designed exclusively for use by our students, provide unparalleled experience in embalming, restorative art, and dissection. We serve area funeral homes and partner with the area’s largest anatomical donation program, resulting in ample practical experience for our students.
- We offer two fully accredited degree programs: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.).
- Our regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and professional accreditation through the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) ensures a standard of excellence in curriculum and affords transfer of earned credits to any college or university within the United States, should you choose to pursue further studies.
- CCMS is a pioneer in offering students specialized training and certifications in Crematory Operations and Funeral Celebrant.
- Students gain hands-on experience in merchandising and arrangements in our selection room. Our Mortuary Science Capstone course provides students with hands-on experience practicing to serve a bereaved family from the first call through final disposition. Included are embalming and cosmetics, dressing and casketing, arranging, funeral directing, and preparing the required forms and paperwork.
Jack E. Lechner, Jr. CFSP, Certified in Thanatology
President, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
CCMS Code of Ethics and Guiding Principles for Governance
The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is committed to ethical conduct and fair practices. The College and its community operates under a Code of Ethics with Guiding Principles to ensure fair, ethical, professional and legal standards are upheld in daily and long-term operations. The Mission, integrity, and successful continuity of our institution rests upon ethical and responsible governance.
Each valuable member of the CCMS community is expected to individually, and collectively, be accountable to act with integrity in his/her/their own actions and to the assurance others uphold these standards of behavior collectively.
1. Protect the welfare and reputation of the college, its resources, and proprietary interests.
2. Act with integrity and respect for academic learning environments and processes.
3. Protect the reputation and integrity of colleagues, students, and constituents.
4. Act with integrity in administrator-student communications and relationships.