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Funeral Service


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).

The Funeral Service degree program at Milwaukee Area Technical College - West Allis Campus is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097; 816-233-3747. Web:

This program prepares you for a career as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in a profession that demands compassion, dedication and creativity. Our rigorous curriculum trains students to become among the best funeral directors in the expanding death-care profession. Once accepted into the program, they are immersed in all facets of the funeral profession.

Facilities include classrooms, state-of-the-art embalming and restorative art lab, arrangement conference room, merchandise selection room and funeral chapel.

Students who complete the program will earn an associate degree and be eligible to take the National Board Exam for funeral directors (required for licensure).

Career Outlook — The demand for licensed funeral directors and embalmers continues to grow. Graduates of this program have a high likelihood of employment in a variety of locations and work settings.

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. 

Prior to starting technical courses in the MATC Funeral Service program, students will be required to provide verification of their Funeral Director Apprentice license granted through the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at

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This Funeral Service degree program is recognized by the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Examining Board.


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Gabriel Schauf
Program Coordinator / Instructor

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Career Cluster: Human Services

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Course Requirements (link)
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