What makes CCMS a leader in funeral service education?

CCMS’ rigorous curriculum exceeds accreditation standards and prepares students to be top funeral directors. Our on-site lab facilities are devoted to embalming, restorative art, and dissection, and because we partner with the area’s largest anatomical donation program, our students gain unparalleled experience in embalming. We offer unique learning opportunities for our students, including crematory operator and celebrant training. Our faculty and adjunct faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom; they are licensees, certified funeral celebrants, business owners, and much more. Discover more CCMS advantages below.


Transforming Funeral Service Education 

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Regionally Accredited Programs     Higher Learning Commision accreditation guarantees ALL credits easily transfer to ANY other college or University in the nation
Professionally Accredited Programs     American Board of Funeral Service Education accreditation prepares graduates for National Board Examination success
Bachelor of Mortuary Science   BMS Curriculum gives graduates the distinction over all competition and qualifies them to meet education requirements for licensure in ALL 50 STATES
On-Site Embalming Lab   Seven station on-site private lab promotes unparalleled practical experience
On-Site Gross Anatomy Lab   Dissection Lab affords the privilege of hands-on learning of human anatomy and body systems through the gift of anatomical donation
On-Site Restorative Art Lab   Students develop practical skill in feature construction and trauma restoration as they create life sized depictions through use of plastic armatures and restorative mortuary wax
Real-World Product Display Room   Develop knowledge of service products in an environment designed by top service providers to emulate the funeral home setting
Credits Earned In A Funeral Home   BMS students spend time working in a funeral home under a qualified licensed mentor
Licensed & Certified Faculty / Staff   Students benefit under the guidance of leadership of thanatology and bereavement experts, licensed funeral service practitioners, Certified Funeral Service Practitioners, medicolegal investigators and more
Graduate With Credentials

  • Crematory Operator Certification
  • Funeral Celebrant Certification
  • Disaster Response Certification
  No matter which academic program you choose, you will earn professional certification

  • All students receive comprehensive training in cremation regulations and processes (required in 22 states)
  • BMS students are trained in serving the diverse family needs of today by faculty licensed Celebrants
  • BMS students are FEMA trained to assist Disaster Response Teams in the even of a mass fatality
Oldest Mortuary College in the U.S. Founded in 1882 by Joseph Clark, the "Father of American Embalming Schools." A pioneer in education, we've had 135 to perfect our method.
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