DEGREE PROGRAMS

CCMS offers two degree programs – the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.). The degree best suited for you depends on the state in which you plan on working and your educational background.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Associate of Applied Science program consists of 3 semesters and takes approximately 12 months to complete. It is a full-time, on-campus program. (CCMS does not offer part-time or online classes at this time.) Students in this program also graduate certified in Crematory Operations.

• 3 semesters
• 12 months to complete
• Enter CCMS with at least 30 credits
• Full-time, on-campus

Learn about A.A.S. prerequisites | Check state requirementsSee A.A.S. curriculum

Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.)

The Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree program consists of 4 semesters and takes approximately 15-16 months to complete. It is a full-time, on-campus program. (CCMS does not offer part-time or online classes at this time.) Students in this program also graduate certified in the following: Crematory Operations, Funeral Celebrant, and Mass Fatality Response.

• 4 semesters
• 15-16 months to complete
• Enter CCMS with at least 60 credits
• Full-time, on-campus

Learn about BMS prerequisites | Check state requirementsSee BMS curriculum

 

More information

Below you will find information on our mortuary science prerequisites and state licensing requirements, which are determined by each state and compiled on the National Funeral Directors Association’s website.

If you’re looking to learn more about our admissions process and where to start when you’re ready to apply you can Contact Us, learn more about Admissions, or see what to expect while before and during mortuary school.

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