Fall 2018 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 have completed all general education and competency requirements for graduation.
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. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-54 hours which may include embalming, preparation, or documentation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W06:00PM-06:50PMLECV.Rose TBA TBA11110Textbook
SaSu08:00AM-02:45PMLABV.Rose TBA TBA

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 25-Oct 17

TBATBALECN.SkeltonARC MAIN Online 11602Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

TBATBALECN.SkeltonARC MAIN Online 10891Textbook
NOTE: This course meets entirely online.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


FSE 312    Funeral Directing II    3 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 310 and 320 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: BIOL 130, FSE 330, and FSE 340
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be enrolled in the Funeral Service Education program to enroll in this course
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
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. It also includes procedures for fraternal, military, and celebrity funerals. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-54 hours which may include embalming, preparation, or documentation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

Th06:15PM-08:05PMLECN.SkeltonARC MAIN HeEd 70210703Textbook
T06:00PM-09:10PMLABN.SkeltonARC MAIN HeEd 702
Class will meet at an offsite location for the LAB.


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 25-Dec 20

TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECN.SkeltonARC MAIN HeEd 70210702Textbook

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 25-Oct 17

MW03:30PM-05:45PMLECD.Currier TBA TBA11108Textbook

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 25-Oct 17

W07:00PM-08:30PMLECN.SkeltonARC MAIN HeEd 70211109Textbook
W07:00PM-08:30PMLECV.RoseARC MAIN HeEd 70211109Textbook
TBATBALECN.SkeltonARC MAIN Online 11109Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECV.RoseARC MAIN Online 11109Textbook
Online & In-class The above class meets both online and in the classroom.
For further information about the course requirements, please note the instructor's name above and then visit the website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: September 18, 2018