Honors Transfer Program

About Our Program




Prepare for Your Career

The Funeral Service Education degree prepares students for entry-level positions in funeral service. The student is exposed to theory-based and clinical experiences reflective of the current industry standards. Our program is designed to meet the prerequisites for licensure and employment in the field of funeral service as funeral directors or embalmers.

Is Funeral Service Education For You?

Funeral Service is for the person who seeks a dynamic rewarding career in human services.  This career path is ideal for the empathetic individuals who seek rewards in service and have an interest in science. Course work covers a variety of subjects including Law, Public Health and Technical Sciences, Social Sciences and Business/Management.


Contact Us

We seek committed and engaging students that our ready to start their careers!

For more information about our program, please do not hesitate to call our Division Office at (650) 306-3291 or email us.


  • Explain the importance of funeral service professionals in developing relationships with the families and communities they serve
  • Identify standards of ethical conduct in funeral service practice. 
  • Interpret how federal, state, and local laws apply to funeral service in order to ensure compliance. 
  • Apply principles of public health and safety in the handling and preparation of human remains. 
  • Demonstrate technical skills in embalming and restorative art that are necessary for the preparation and handling of human remains.
  • Demonstrate skills required for conducting arrangement conferences, visitations, services, and ceremonies.
  • Describe the requirements and procedures for burial, cremation, and other accepted forms of final disposition of human remains.
  • Describe methods to address the grief-related needs of the bereaved.
  • Explain management skills associated with operating a funeral establishment.
  • Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills and research skills needed for funeral service practice.