Anatomy of a Successful Funeral Director

As the first and oldest mortuary college in the country, we’ve helped thousands of death care professionals go on to have fulfilling, successful careers. With more than 8,000 alumni and 12 Presidents of the National Funeral Directors Association, we’ve seen firsthand what it takes to succeed in the funeral profession. It’s important to make the…

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Robert Boetticher on State Funerals

Do you know the origin of Taps? Or the protocol for whose funeral is permitted to be held in the National Cathedral? Do you know the difference between a person lying in state and lying in honor? Come to a special presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 20 on “Planning and Conducting State and Notable Funerals.” Select…

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Your 2019 Cincinnati Travel Guide

When a student gets accepted to multiple universities and colleges, they have to look at each of the prospective schools and see what they have to offer. A big part of that comparison is examining the city the school is in. A school could offer exceptional facilities, top faculty, and a vibrant campus. However, if the…

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Grief and the Holidays

Sometimes the holidays don’t feel so…..special. For many, this season is a time to gather with family and friends and is chock full of love, joy, and celebration. However, if you are mourning a loved one, the holiday season can be anything but joyous. In fact, the holidays are often the most difficult of times…

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Managing Stress During Exam Season

Stress levels can peak for students as a semester comes to an end. Whether preparing for final exam week, comprehensive practice exams or wrapping up course assignments, it is perfectly natural to experience increased stress. Stress affects each student differently, so it is important to understand how you can effectively manage the stress you may…

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The CCMS Co-Op Experience

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Mortuary Science program each benefit from a unique learning experience following the completion of their fourth semester on-campus courses. The funeral service co-op is a 6-week placement where students get to experience what it is like to work in a funeral home.  During this time, students are mentored in the funeral home as if they are an additional employee…

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Funeral Celebrants: Honoring the Deceased through Story

CCMS recognized that the non-traditional and secular needs of families were not always being met. This inspired us to transform death care education by establishing a licensing partnership with InSightTM Institute to provide certified faculty trainers to prepare and certify all bachelor level graduates as part of their accredited mortuary science curriculum. CCMS students leave…

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Victims of Violent Crime Awareness

September is Victims of Violent Crime Awareness Month. Each year on September 25, our nation recognizes our awareness for Victims of Violent Crime. On January 28, 2018, Rachael Anderson, a 2016 alumna and member of our CCMS family, had her life taken abruptly to an act of violence, just thirteen months after celebrating her graduation…

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Our Diverse Learning Experience

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science learning experience

Many say that their high school years were the best years of their life. At CCMS, we consistently hear graduates say that their experiences here were by far “the best year of their life”. CCMS strives to make students’ time spent with us not only a diverse learning experience and foundation to a lifetime career,…

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