The CCMS Advantage

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.

History
Onsite Labs
Accreditation
Regionally & Professionally
Unique Learning Opportunities

History

CCMS has been the leading funeral service educator since 1882! Read more about our distinguished history here.

Onsite Labs

Our on-site labs give students unparalleled embalming experience. Read more about our lab facilities here.

Accreditation

We are fully accredited by the ABFSE and the HLC. Read more about our accreditation here.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Faculty-authored Textbooks
Student Jobs
Diverse Career Paths
Library & Computer Lab

Faculty-authored Textbooks

Pioneering textbooks in the field of mortuary science were written by some of our original faculty, such as...Mortuary Law by Thomas Stueve; Dissecting Guide for Embalmers by Charles Dhonau and A. J. Nunnamaker; and Thanatochemistry by James Dorn.

Student Jobs

Students have opportunities for paid positions at the College, including Lab Assistant. Read about our student employees here.

Diverse Career Paths

Our alumni work in diverse capacities within the funeral service profession and related fields, such as:

  • Funeral Director/Embalmer
  • Pre-need
  • After care
  • Hospice
  • Cemetery Superintendent
  • Crematories
  • Tissue Banks

Library & Computer Lab

  • Focused on mortuary science
  • Modern, touchscreen computers
  • National Board Exam study resources
  • Employment and scholarship resources
Leadership

Leadership

CCMS graduates emerge as some of the leading funeral professionals in the nation. Our alumni have been presidents of national and state associations and have authored industry-standard textbooks.

History
Onsite Labs

History

CCMS has been the leading funeral service educator since 1882! Read more about our distinguished history

Onsite Lab

Our on-site labs give students unparalleled embalming experience. Read more about our lab facilities here.

Accreditation
Regionally & Professionally
Unique Learning Opportunities

Accreditation

We are fully accredited by the ABFSE and the HLC. Read more about our accreditation here.

Learning

  • Celebrant Training
  • Certified Crematory Operator Training
  • Mortuary Science Capstone
  • Cemetery and Cremation Fundamentals
  • Clincal Mortuary Practice I, II, III
  • Funeral Service Co-op
  • Off-site visits to local funeral homes, manufacturers, cemeteries, places of worship
Faculty-authored Textbooks
Student Jobs

Faculty-authored Textbooks

Pioneering textbooks in the field of mortuary science were written by some of our original faculty, such as...Mortuary Law by Thomas Stueve; Dissecting Guide for Embalmers by Charles Dhonau and A. J. Nunnamaker; and Thanatochemistry by James Dorn.

Student Jobs

Students have opportunities for paid positions at the College, including Lab Assistant, Library Assistant/Tutor, and Administrative Assistant. Read about our student employees here.

Diverse Career Paths
Leadership

Diverse Career Paths

Our alumni work in diverse capacities within the funeral service profession and related fields, such as:

  • Funeral Director/Embalmer
  • Pre-need
  • After care
  • Hospice
  • Cemetery Superintendent
  • Crematories
  • Tissue Banks

Leadership

CCMS graduates emerge as some of the leading funeral professionals in the nation. Our alumni have been presidents of national and state associations and have authored industry-standard textbooks.

Student/Teacher Ratio
Academic Assistance Offered

Student/Teacher Ratio

Our students thrive with individual attention from faculty and enjoy our family-like environment.

Academic Assistance Offered

We offer FREE peer tutoring to all students. Tutors can help with homework, general comprehension, and exam prep.

Library & Computer Lab

Library & Computer Lab

  • Focused on mortuary science
  • Modern, touchscreen computers
  • National Board Exam study resources
  • Employment and scholarship resources