2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog

Funeral Service Education NPC/UAHT, AAS

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May 8, 2020

Graduation Map: Funeral Service Education NPC/UAHT, AAS   

About This Degree

In partnership with National Park College (NPC), the University of Arkansas Hope‐Texarkana (UAHT) offers the Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education (FSE) on the campus of NPC. The FSE program includes General Education courses offered by NPC and FSE core courses offered by UAHT on the NPC campus through compressed video (CV).

Start Here / Finish Here

NPC Faculty Mentor: Janice Ivers (Janice.Iver@np.edu)  501.760.4289

Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

UAHT @ NPC: Brad Sheppard (Brad.Sheppard@auht.edu)  501.760.4289, UAHT Funeral Service Faculty/Clinical Director

Admission to UAHT does not mean automatic admission to the Funeral Service Education program. Enrollment to the program is subject to specific program admission requirements in addition to college admission requirements. In addition:

  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all NPC General Education courses.
  • A grade of “C” or higher is required in any course with an FSED prefix or the course must be repeated. 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is expected at the end of each semester to remain in FSE courses. 

2020-21 Academic Year Consortium Agreement  between UAHT and NPC

UAHT Courses to be Completed at NPC via CV from Hope

FSED 1001 Funeral Service Orientation and Ethics 1 credit
FSED 1002 History of Funeral Service 2 credits
FSED 1003 Funeral Service Chemistry 3 credits
FSED 1004 Embalming I 4 credits
FSED 1012 Restorative Art I 2 credits
FSED 1013 Funeral Service Anatomy 3 credits
FSED 1022 Restorative Art II 2 credits
FSED 1033 Funeral Directing 3 credits
FSED 1204 Embalming II 4 credits
FSED 1313 Funeral Merchandising & Management 3 credits
FSED 2103 Funeral Psychology/Sociology 3 credits
FSED 2203 Comprehensive Review 3 credits
FSED 2213 Microbiology/Pathology 3 credits
FSED 2223 Business & Funeral Law 3 credits

60 Credit Hours Total

At the completion of the coursework for the Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education, each student is required to take the National Board Examination administered by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, Inc.

Purpose of AAS Degree

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed for employment purposes, and it should not be assumed that the degree or the courses in the degree can be transferred to another institution. While some institutions do accept some courses in AAS Programs, the general rule is that courses in AAS. Degrees are not accepted in transfer toward bachelor’s degrees. Students to whom transfer is important should get assurances in writing in advance from the institution to which they wish to transfer.

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