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.
- Our comprehensive AAS curriculum and BMS curriculum focus on a combination of theory-based learning and practical experience.
- CCMS students get hands-on experience throughout the duration of their program in our on-site lab facilities.
- Unique learning opportunities include our Mortuary Science Capstone course and Funeral Service Co-op.
- All students receive specialized training from national industry experts as part of the curriculum. Certifications include Crematory Operations, Funeral Celebrant, and Mass Fatality Response.
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.
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.
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|