Program Aims, Objectives and Outcomes

Aims of the Funeral Service Program at MHCC

The Funeral Service Program at MHCC has as its central aim the recognition of the importance of funeral service personnel as:

  1. Members of a human services profession;
  2. Members of the community in which they serve;
  3. Participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession;
  4. Professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines in the geographic area where they practice;
  5. Professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains;
  6. Professionals who are empowered to provide compassionate and professional care of the deceased and of the bereaved.

Objectives of the Funeral Service Program at MHCC

  1. To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession;
  2. To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary for the profession;
  3. To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large;
  4. To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct;
  5. To provide a curriculum at a post-secondary level of instruction;
  6. To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service.

Outcomes of the Funeral Service Program at MHCC

After completing this program, students will be able to

  1. Perform embalming at a basic level of proficiency;
  2. Perform funeral directing at a basic level of proficiency;
  3. Discuss the history and current trends in the funeral service profession;
  4. Demonstrate the proficiency and skills needed to function as an entry-level funeral services professional;
  5. Demonstrate responsibilities of the funeral service profession;
  6. Demonstrate high standards of moral conduct in all funeral service settings;
  7. Apply cognitive knowledge and demonstrate professional behavior and psychomotor skills required to function effectively in the funeral service industry;
  8. Perform research in the funeral service industry;
  9. Become life-long learners.
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