Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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FSE 297    Internship in Funeral Service Education    5 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 101, BIOL 130, BUS 340, FSE 312, FSE 350, and FSE 360 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 365, FSE 370, 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 22-Dec 17
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11362 
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TW        08:00AM-02:45PM LAB D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN HeEd 702          


FSE 300    Introduction to Funeral Service    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300, ENGWR 480, or ESLW 340
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the history of the funeral service industry and a comprehensive overview of the field of funeral service. 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 may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
TBA       TBA             LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN Online          12088 
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NOTE: This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
TBA       TBA             LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN Online          11089 Textbook
NOTE: 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 22-Dec 17
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11701 Textbook


FSE 312    Funeral Directing II    2 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 310 and 320 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 130, FSE 330, and FSE 340
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 22-Dec 17
Th        06:15PM-08:05PM LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702        10857 
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FSE 330    Merchandising in the Funeral Service Industry    3 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 310 and 320 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 130, FSE 312, and FSE 340
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702        10856 
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FSE 340    Pathology for Funeral Service    2 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 130 or 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 130, BIOL 440, FSE 312, or FSE 330
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 22-Dec 17
T         06:15PM-08:05PM LEC D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11226 
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FSE 365    Embalming II    2 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 350 and 360 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 297 and 370
Enrollment Limitation: Students must show proof they are within the final semester of coursework including funeral service education courses, general education courses, and competencies.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is a continuation of FSE 360. 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 22-Oct 14
MW        03:30PM-05:45PM LEC D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11360 
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FSE 370    Funeral Service Counseling    3 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 335, 350, and 360 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 297, FSE 365, 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. Topics include specific communication and counseling techniques as they are applied in funeral service practice as well as normal and abnormal grief reactions, children and death, crisis intervention counseling, and dealing with stress and burnout. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 22-Oct 14
W         07:00PM-08:30PM LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11361 
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TBA       TBA             LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN Online          11361 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

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015