CURRICULUM

CCMS offers two degree programs: the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.). Below you will find our curriculum as well as a comparison of the degree programs based on length of program, transfer credits, and credits earned at CCMS. Learn more about our prerequisites or see course descriptions.

Compare Our Programs

ProgramRequired Transfer CreditsSemesters in program Length of programCredits Earned at CCMSMinimum total credits (transfer + CCMS)
Associate of Applied Science30 semester creditsI, II, and III12 months (approx.)47 semester credits77 semester credits
Bachelor of Mortuary Science 60 semester creditsI, II, III, and IV16 months (approx.)62 semester credits122 semester credits

Semester I

(Required for A.A.S. & B.M.S.)

Course No. Course Title Course Credits
SOC300 Social Aspects of Death and Dying 2
MGT315 Business Law and Ethics 3
MGT314 Funeral Service Management I 3
SCI318 Embalming Microbiology & Pathology 3
SCI316 Embalming Theory I 3
SCI317 Clinical Mortuary Practice I 1
Total Semester I Credits 15

Semester II

(Required for A.A.S. & B.M.S.)

Semester III

(Required for A.A.S. & B.M.S.)

Course No. Course Title Course Credits
SOC331 Psychology of Grief 3
MGT334 Funeral Service Management III 3
SCI338 Restorative Art II 2
SCI338L Restorative Art II Lab -
SCI336 Embalming Theory III 3
SCI337 Clinical Mortuary Practice III 1
MGT335 Mortuary Science Capstone 3
Total Semester III Credits 15

Total A.A.S. credits - 47

Semester IV

(Required for B.M.S. Only)

Course No. Course Title Course Credits
SOC442 Funeral Aftercare 1
SOC441 Death in Media and Literature 1
MGT443 Disaster Management 2
SCI446 Gross Anatomy 2
MGT444 Funeral Service Co-Op 6
MGT445 Funeral Service Seminar 3
Total Semester IV Credits 15

Total B.M.S. credits - 62

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