Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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FSE 100    Introduction to Funeral Service    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ENGWR 300
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the history of the funeral service industry. A comprehensive overview of the field of funeral service is covered. Emphasis is on the role and skills of the funeral service practitioner. The course provides insight into the funeral service industry and the career opportunities available. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Davis              ARC MAIN Online          13224 
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Orientation:    Monday, October 17    12:01AM-11:59PM
This is a mandatory online orientation. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Bradley            ARC MAIN Online          13224 Textbook
Orientation:    Monday, October 17    12:01AM-11:59PM
This is a mandatory online orientation. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         06:00PM-07:40PM LEC A.Davis              ARC MAIN HeEd 702        15840 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Stephenson         ARC MAIN Online          29955 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Bradley            ARC MAIN Online          29955 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Davis              ARC MAIN Online          29955 Textbook


FSE 111    Funeral Directing II    2 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 130, FSE 140, and FSE 155
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the basic philosophies of a cross-section of religious and ethnic funeral practices and the role of the funeral practitioner in directing each type. Also included are procedures for fraternal, military, and celebrity funerals. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        06:15PM-07:55PM LEC A.Davis              ARC MAIN HeEd 702        12534 
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FSE 121    Embalming II    2 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 120 and 130 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 170 and 297
Enrollment Limitation: Students must show proof they are within the final semester of coursework including general education.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is a continuation of FSE 120. It is the study of vascular anatomy, case analysis, the selection and injection of embalming fluids, and treatment of specific conditions requiring special attention.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
MW        03:30PM-05:45PM LEC A.Davis              ARC MAIN HeEd 702        14266 
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FSE 140    Pathology for Funeral Service    2 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 130 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 130, FSE 111, and FSE 155
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course offers a study of pathological disease conditions and how they affect various parts of the body. Particular conditions that relate to or affect the embalming or restorative art process are emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         06:15PM-07:55PM LEC C.Wacker             ARC MAIN HeEd 702        13704 
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FSE 155    Merchandising in the Funeral Service Industry    3 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 110 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 130, FSE 111, and FSE 140
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces merchandising as it applies to the funeral service profession. The curriculum is divided into two main sections. The first covers construction and features of caskets, outer burial containers, and other funeral-related products. The second section examines methods of pricing, display, presentation, and control of funeral merchandise. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Davis              ARC MAIN HeEd 702        12532 
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FSE 170    Funeral Services Counseling    3 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 111 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 121, FSE 297, and PSYC 390
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines communication skills and the role of the funeral director as facilitator, counselor, and caregiver. Included are specific communications and counseling techniques as they are applied in funeral service practice. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 20-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Stephenson         ARC MAIN Online          14268 
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M         06:00PM-07:30PM LEC J.Stephenson         ARC MAIN HeEd 710        14268 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
5.175 TBA online hrs. required per week


FSE 297    Internship in Funeral Service Education    5 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 101, BIOL 130, BUS 340, FSE 111, FSE 130, and FSE 150 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 121, FSE 170, and PSYC 390
Enrollment Limitation: Students must show proof they are within the final semester of coursework including general education courses.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 216 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an opportunity to apply classroom instruction in funeral service education to real-world practice in the community. Interns participate in an off-site lab experience program and approved off-campus preceptor sites. Students must successfully complete the National Board Exam to receive a passing grade in this course. Students are responsible for fees associated with this exam.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC A.Davis              ARC MAIN HeEd 702        14270 
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MW        08:00AM-02:30PM LAB A.Davis               TBA TBA                   

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011