Spring 2016 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
M         01:30PM-03:45PM LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702        10910 
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TBA       TBA             LEC D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN Online          10911 Textbook
This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN Online          20741 Textbook


FSE 310    Funeral Directing I    2 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: CHEM 130 and FSE 320
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Funeral Service Education Program
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the general practices of funeral directing. It focuses on the sociological phenomena that affect all the elements of funeral service including cultural differences, family structures, and factors of change that relate to funeralization. It also includes notification of death, transfer and disposition of bodies, arrangement conferences, pre-planned funerals, and post-arrangement follow-up. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         03:30PM-05:20PM LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11220 
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FSE 320    Funeral Service Law and Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: CHEM 130 and FSE 310
Enrollment Limitation: Acceptance into the Funeral Service Education Program.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces law and the judicial system as they pertain to the funeral industry. Topics include sources of law, the legal status of the dead human body, the duty of burial, rights to control funeral arrangements and final disposition, liability for funeral expenses, torts involving the dead human body and the funeral director, wills, estates, probate, cemeteries, crematories, and state and federal laws and regulations. Personal and professional ethics that guide decisions and actions in the proper treatment of the dead are also included.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11225 
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FSE 335    Funeral Service Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: ACCT 101, 301, or 481 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 350 and 360
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the basic principles of management as they apply to the practice of the funeral profession. The role and function of an effective manager are explored. Emphasis is placed on the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, directing, and controlling. Specific areas of funeral service practice and managerial guidelines for those areas are covered. Additionally, management theory as it relates to funeral service practice is addressed. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
W         01:50PM-03:55PM LEC D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN HeEd 702        20481 
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TBA       TBA             LEC D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN Online          20481 Textbook


FSE 350    Restorative Art    3.5 Units

Prerequisite: FSE 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 360
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the techniques of creating an acceptable physical appearance of the deceased for the benefit of the survivors. Topics include the study of facial features, cosmetics, and restorative treatment for a variety of situations faced by the practitioner.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702          
W         07:00PM-08:20PM LAB V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11222 
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M         07:00PM-08:35PM LAB V.Rose               ARC MAIN HeEd 702        20480 Textbook


FSE 360    Embalming I    3 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 130 and FSE 340 with grades of "C" or better
Corequisite: FSE 335 and 350
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the phenomenon of death in the human body. It includes the processes of preservation, restoration, and sanitation in treating the dead human body. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC D.de la Cruz         ARC MAIN HeEd 702        11221 
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Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016