May 07, 2021
Students who have not completed the following 12 pre-funeral services courses will be admitted to the Funeral Services Program on a provisional basis.1
Students who complete the above courses are eligible to apply for full admission into the A.A.S. in Funeral Services Program2
- FNS 111 - Theory of Embalming I 3 cr. (requires fill admission to FNS Program)
- FNS 112 - Theory of Embalming II 3 cr. (FNS 111 and FNS 113 pre-requisite)
- FNS 113 - Theory of Embalming Laboratory I 1 cr. (requires fill admission to FNS Program)
- FNS 114 - Theory of Embalming Laboratory II 1 cr. (FNS 111 and FNS 113 pre-requisite)
- FNS 125 - Microbiology for Funeral Services 3 cr. (requires fill admission to FNS Program)
- FNS 126 - Pathology for Funeral Services 3 cr. (requires fill admission to FNS Program)
- FNS 213 - Restorative Art 3 cr. (requires fill admission to FNS Program)
- FNS 214 - Restorative Art Technical Applications 1 cr. (FNS 213 pre-requisite)
- FNS 231 - Principles of Funeral Management I 4 cr. (requires fill admission to FNS Program)
- FNS 232 - Principles of Funeral Management II 4 cr. (FNS 231 pre-requisite)
- FNS 236 - Funeral Services Law 3 cr. (requires fill admission to FNS Program)
- FNS 270 - Funeral Services Review 3 cr. (See note 6)
- FNS 290 - Coordinated Internship 1 cr. (See note 6)
Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 64
1 General courses and prerequisite courses can be taken in any order.
2 Completion of the general education, FNS 110 , FNS 121 and CHM 110 courses does not guarantee full admission to the Funeral Services Program (see admission requirements above).
3 The Funeral Services Program at John Tyler Community College is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABSFE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097, (816) 233-3747; Web http://www.abfse.org/ and is approved by the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. The program is also a member of the National Association of Colleges of Mortuary Science.
4 In order to receive the Funeral Service license in the Commonwealth of Virginia, an individual must:
- Complete an accredited program of mortuary science of funeral services;
- Pass the National Board Examination for funeral services as administered by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining with a minimum score of 75 on the Arts Section and 75 on the Science Section;
- Complete a 3000-hour internship with a licensed funeral services provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia as prescribed by the Regulations of the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers; and
- Pass the Virginia State Board Examination after completing the educational requirements, the internship, applying and being approved by the Board.
5 The annual passage rate of first-time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three-year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE web site (http://www/absfe.org).
6 FNS 270 and FNS 290 can only be taken in the last semester and not without prior approval from the Funeral Services Program department chair.
7 For additional information on this program, contact the Division of Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences at (804) 706-5084 or (804) 594-1500 .