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    Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Graduation Map: Funeral Service Education NPC/UAHT, AAS


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About This Degree


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

UAHT Funeral Service Faculty/Clinical Director: Brad Sheppard (Brad.Sheppard@uaht.edu) 877.722.8523

  • 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) or online. In addition to being offered via CV on the NPC campus, the AAS in Funeral Service Education courses are offered online. 
  • Upon completion of the program, the degree will be conferred by UAHT.
  • The Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education at the University of Arkansas Hope - Texarkana is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.
  • At the completion of the coursework for the Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education, each student is eligible to take the National Board Examination administered by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, Inc.

UAHT Admissions Requirements

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 and 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. 

NPUC Transfer Resources:  • 2022-2023 Funeral Service Consortium Agreement   NPC-UAHT Funeral Service Education Student Checklist  • Transfer 101  •  Transfer Checklists  •  Transfer FAQ

Semester 1 - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Semester 2 - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Semester 3 - Fall (19 Credit Hours)


All UAHT courses are taught on the NPC Campus via CV or online from UAHT:

FSED 1001 Funeral Service Orientation and Ethics 1 credit
FSED 1002 History of Funeral Service 2 credits
FSED 1033 Funeral Directing 3 credits
FSED 1103 Embalming I 3 credits
FSED 1181 Clinical I 1 credit
FSED 1313 Funeral Merchandising & Management 3 credits
FSED 2103 Funeral Psychology/Sociology 3 credits
FSED 2223 Business & Funeral Law 3 credits


► Progress check: Contact NPC Faculty MentorJanice Ivers (Janice.Ivers@np.edu) 501.760.4289 or UAHT Funeral Service Faculty/Clinical DirectorBrad Sheppard (Brad.Sheppard@uaht.edu) 877.722.8523.

Semester 4 - Spring (14 Credit Hours)



All UAHT courses are taught on the NPC Campus via CV or online from UAHT:

FSED 1014 Restorative Art 4 credits
FSED 1191 Clinical II 1 credit
FSED 1204 Embalming II 3 credits
FSED 2203 Comprehensive Review 3 credits
FSED 2213 Microbiology/Pathology 3 credits


► Progress check: Contact NPC Faculty MentorJanice Ivers (Janice.Ivers@np.edu) 501.760.4289 or UAHT Funeral Service Faculty/Clinical DirectorBrad Sheppard (Brad.Sheppard@uaht.edu) 877.722.8523.

61 Credit Hours


* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

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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