West Allis Campus
The American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) - Committee on Accreditation (COA) has reaccredited this program for a period of seven years (through October 2021).
For more background on the program, its instructors and the dean of the School of Health Sciences, see this article in the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association publication Spotlight Express.
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 are required for admission into the Funeral Service program. See an MATC counselor or program advisor for information.
The Funeral Service degree 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:
National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at
To request a printed copy of this program's rates, email
The Funeral Service program is recognized by the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Examining Board.
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Course Requirements