The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana will offer an online Technical Certificate in Funeral Directing beginning this spring. The thirty credit hour program can be completed in just five 8-week sessions.

According to a press release, the program is designed for students to earn the first year of an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education degree, which is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, entirely online. UAHT also offers a Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Directing, an on-campus Technical Certificate in Funeral Directing, and an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education degree.

Online Technical Certificate in Funeral Directing Course Requirements:

Spring Block Session I (8 weeks)

ENGL  1013    Composition I

FSED   1001    Funeral Service Orientation & Ethics

FSED   1002    Funeral Service History


Spring Block Session II (8 weeks)

BUSS   1203    Introduction to Business

FSED   1033    Funeral Directing

Total Hours:     12


Summer Block (8 weeks)                    

CISS    1013    Introduction to Computers

FSED   2223    Business & Funeral Law

Total Hours:     6


Fall Block Session I (8 weeks)                        

ACCT  2103    Principles of Accounting

FSED   2103    Funeral Psychology/Sociology


Fall Block Session II (8 weeks)

SPCH   1313    Principles of Speech     3

FSED   1313    Funeral Merchandising & Management 3

Total Hours:     12

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