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Looking to stay up to date with all the exciting things happening here at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science? Want to be the first to know about the latest news that has funeral professionals across the country talking. Whether you are an experienced funeral professional or a prospective student considering attending CCMS, our blog has everything you need to know.
With some of the funeral profession's leading voices sharing their opinion, our blog offers readers relevant articles, useful tips and tricks, funeral profession news and so much more. Our topics range from human interest topics like celebrations of life around the world to news about the states with most jobs or highest salaries. If you are thinking about attending CCMS and starting you career as a funeral director, we even offer advice for applying to CCMS and what you can expect from our programs and curriculum.
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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Welcome back! The summer has come and gone (almost) which means its back to school for another exciting year at CCMS. Whether you will be returning to school or are a new student starting out at CCMS, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for what lies ahead. There are…Read More
For students preparing to begin their funeral director education this fall, you might find yourself starting to learn more about the Cincinnati area as we get closer to the start of the new school year. Given that CCMS is a small, tightknit community, current students will likely show you the…Read More
In 2005, only about 32% of Americans chose to have their remains cremated as opposed to a traditional burial. Fast forward 10 years and the numbers show a very different result. According to the NFDA, the 2016 cremation rate was 50.1%. At the same time, if you look at the…Read More
The weather is starting to warm up and that can only mean one thing, summer is right around the corner. Spending the summer is Cincinnati is always special with so many events and attractions to visit. No matter your age or taste, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If…Read More
I think that one of the biggest misconceptions that people have when they consider attending a college like the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is that their career options will be limited to the funeral profession. Please allow me to dispel this myth. Sure, earning an Associate of Applied Science…Read More