West Allis Campus
On October 12, 2014, this program was placed on probation by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) - Committee on Accreditation (COA) for violation of one or more standards of accreditation.
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Julian Jasper, Program Coordinator
This program prepares you for a career as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. A one-year apprenticeship must be served before or after the Funeral Service program. MATC has on-campus laboratories fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The curriculum includes a required Funeral Service Internship (FUNERL-105).
Career Outlook: There continues to be high demand for licensed funeral directors and embalmers.
Program Code: 10-528-1
Start Date: August
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Special Admission Requirements: A minimum of 57 college credits, in areas specified by the State Board of Examiners, with a grade of C or better, are required for admission into the Funeral Service program. See an MATC program advisor about courses that must be in the 57 credits. The minimum grade required for the prerequisite Natural Science courses (NATSCI-197 and NATSCI-177) and Business courses (BADM-160 or BADM-165, and ACCTG-110) must be completed with a grade of B- or better prior to starting the technical courses. Students transferring from schools that do not grant B- grades will need to attain a minimum grade of B. Additionally, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to enter their core technical courses.
The Funeral Service program at Milwaukee Area Technical College - West Campus is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org
The Funeral Service program is recognized by the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Examining Board.
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 (www.abfse.org).
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 Course Requirements