Academics

Academics

Celebrant training

Our degree programs prepare students for a career in the death care profession and give them an advantage over graduates from other mortuary science programs. We are proud of our high graduation rate and employment rate, and that our alumni have achieved success in a variety of different roles within the funeral service profession, across the country.

The depth and breadth of a CCMS education is just one reason funeral professionals regularly seek to hire our graduates, making us one of the leading mortuary science colleges in the United States.

Degree Programs

CCMS offers two degree programs - the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.). The degree best suited for you depends on your educational background and the state in which you plan on practicing. Learn about our degree programs by clicking the links below. 

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.)


Compare our Programs

Compare our programs' vital stats in the chart below.

  Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S)
Transfer credits minimum 30 minimum 60
Semesters in program I-III I-IV
Length of program 12 months approx. (year round) 16 months approx. (year round)
Credits earned at CCMS 47 62
Total credits (transfer + CCMS) 77 122