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MOR 324 - Funeral Home Operations I

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will provide the student opportunities to simulate the standard operations of a funeral home. Activities will include simulated funeral arrangement conferences, completing standard funeral service forms, creating memorialization products (e.g. register books, folders, etc.) using funeral service software programs, and simulating technical tasks such as transfers of remains, dressing/casketing, and preparation for ID/cremation viewings.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MOR 301  
Corequisite: MOR 323  
Competencies
  1. Outline the various forms and documents which must be completed by funeral directors.
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of death benefits available to families by completing standard forms.
    2. Produce the necessary governmental forms, such as a death certificate, burial transit permit, disinterment permit, and cremation permit.
    3. Utilize funeral service software programs by creating funeral/memorial documents.
  2. Organize a simulated funeral arrangement conference.
    1. Gather the necessary information (e.g. biographical data, vital statistics, and service details.)
    2. Present various service options relevant/appropriate to family’s requests
    3. Present various merchandise options relevant/appropriate to family’s request
    4. Demonstrate adherence to any/all applicable FTC considerations
  3. Demonstrate simulated technical tasks common to funeral service establishments.
    1. Trace the steps in completing a transfer of remains.
    2. Prepared human remains for viewing by dressing and casketing the deceased.
    3. Demonstrate proper procedures for preparing human remains for identification viewing.
    4. Prepare human remains for limited service calls such as forwarding of remains to another funeral home.



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