Nhemya C. Ward, Program Chair
The Northwest Region’s Mortuary Science program is an application based program. We are also a part-time program generally offering 6-9 credits of Mortuary Science courses a semester. To obtain an application for the Summer Cohort please email the Program Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Packet includes:
- Aims and Objectives
- Admission Packet
- Physical and Mental Recommendations for Mortuary Science Students
Aims and objectives
The central aim of the program recognizes the importance of funeral service education personnel as:
- Members of a human service profession.
- Members of the community in which they serve.
- Participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession.
- Professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state, provincial/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines (in the geographic are where they practice).
- Professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety and welfare in caring for human remains.
- To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession;
- To educate students in every phase of funeral service, and to help enable them to develop the proficiency and skills necessary for the profession, as defined by the Preamble above.
- To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large.
- To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct.
- To provide a curriculum at the post secondary level of instruction.
- To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service.
Links to Support Services
National Funeral Directors Association Career Information Page
Link to employment information
Link to government funeral director job description
Link to the American Board of Funeral Service Education
American Board of Funeral Service Education Career Information Page
Link to Funeral Regulatory Organizations State by State
Link to schedule National Board Examination
Link to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Indiana Intern Application
Link to Intern Case Reports
Validity of information found on the above sites is not guaranteed by Ivy Tech Community College. These links are listed for the convenience of interested individuals. These organizations are not affiliated with Ivy Tech Community College. The information is subject to change without notice.
All mortuary students must take the National board Examination (NBE) as a graduation requirement.
The Mortuary Science Program at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-NORTHWEST is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Avenue , Suite G, St. Joseph , MO 64506 , (816) 233-3747. Web: http://www.abfse.org.
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Mortuary Science Program
Pass Rate for National Board Examination (NBE)
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The annual passage rate of first time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three-year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE website http://www.abfse.org.
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