2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Mortuary Science

MORS 101 – 3 Credits
Funeral Service Principles I

Examines the history of funeral service with emphasis on ethnic groups that have influenced contemporary funeral principles and practices as well as the progression of Associations and Education within Funeral Service. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MORS 106, BIOL 130, BIOL 245, and BIOL 252 with a "C" or better

MORS 102 – 3 Credits
Funeral Service Principles II

Examines the basic terminology and methodology, responsibilities, and procedures relevant to the role of Funeral Director; covers non-traditional alternatives, funeral practices of the major religious faiths, notification of death, transfer of remains, conduct of the arrangement conference, refunded/preplanned funerals, a cross-section of religious funeral practices, fraternal and military funerals, shipment of remains, cremation, and aftercare. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: MORS 101 with a "C" or better

MORS 106 – 2 Credits
Thanatochemistry

Surveys the basic principles of chemistry as they relate to funeral service; examines the chemical principles and precautions involved in sanitation, disinfection, public health, embalming practice, and the government regulation of chemicals currently used in funeral service. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082 Lab fee: $20.00

MORS 111 – 2 Credits
Embalming Theory I

Offers an intensive study of the basic fundamentals of the embalming process; covers the purpose of embalming, modes of death, signs of death, expert tests for death, postmortem physical and chemical changes, ethics of embalming, and laws of decomposition. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: MORS 106, BIOL 130, BIOL 245, and BIOL 252 with a "C" or better. A minimum of 45 hours is necessary to qualify for the National Board Examination. Students must take both MORS 111 and MORS 113 in the same semester.

MORS 112 – 1 Credit
Embalming Laboratory I

Offers an intensive study of the basic fundamentals in hands-on embalming laboratory; covers OSHA safe practices, case analysis, pre-embalming disinfection, posing features, selection of vessels, basics chemicals, signs of decomposition, arterial embalming, and post embalming care. Class will be held at the State Anatomy Board which is located at the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. Co-requisite: MORS 111 Lab fee: $900.00

MORS 113 – 2 Credits
Embalming Theory II

Offers an intensive study beyond the basic skills involved in the embalming process; covers case analysis, formulating chemical solutions, a complete analysis of the circulatory system, an explanation of the equipment used in the embalming process and methods of injection and drainage. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: MORS 111 with a "C" or better. A minimum of 45 hours is necessary to qualify for the National Board Examination. Students must take both MORS 111 and MORS 113 in the same semester.

MORS 114 – 1 Credit
Embalming Laboratory II

offers an in-depth application of advanced skills used in the embalming process; covers case analysis and implementation of complex embalming procedures, an in-depth look at contagious and infectious diseases, practice of universal precautions and a comprehensive examination of the location of the vascular system, and policies of government regulations involving funeral service. The course is taught at the State Anatomy Board which is located at the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: MORS 111 and MORS 112 with a "C" or better. A minimum of 45 lab hours is necessary to qualify for the National Board Exam. Lab Fee: $900.00

MORS 115 – 2 Credits
Advanced Embalming Theory

Consists of analysis and solution of the many problems faced by contemporary morticians; covers areas of embalming chemistry. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: MORS 113 with a "C" or better

MORS 121 – 2 Credits
Restorative Art - Surface Anatomy

Introduces the student to the techniques and importance of creating an acceptable physical appearance of the deceased for the benefit of the surviving family members; covers surface bones of the cranium; surface bones of the face; prominences, depressions and cavities; facial proportions, use of photographs, facial profile, head shapes, identifying facial markings and suturing in relation to restoration. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: MORS 106, BIOL 130, BIOL 245 and BIOL 252 with a "C" or better. Students must take both MORS 121 and MORS 122 in the same semester Lab fee: $40.00

MORS 122 – 2 Credits
Restorative Art - Color and Cosmetics

Examines general restoration, problem analysis, color theory, color schemes, orientation to cosmetology, skin pigment, complexion, methods of application, mixing technique, liquid paste, powder, shadow and balancing. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: MORS 121 with a "C" or better. MORS 121 and MORS 122 are two seven week courses that are offered and taken in the same semester.

MORS 131 – 3 Credits
Mortuary Management I

Explores the role and function of the funeral director as an effective manager; covers the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, directing and controlling, computerized mortuary management skills, and how to purchase or establish a funeral home in the community. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: CSIT 101, MORS 106, BIOL 130, BIOL 245, and BIOL 252 with a "C" or better

MORS 132 – 3 Credits
Mortuary Management II

Examines funeral merchandising and funeral service management; covers intraprofessional relationships, arrangement contracts, correct retailing procedures, public relations, funeral merchandising, reputable business practices while serving the public in a professional and ethical manner, and the basic principles of merchandising as it applies to the funeral profession. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: MORS 131 with a grade of "C" or better

MORS 141 – 2 Credits
Mortuary Laws and Practices I

Introduces the student to sources of law; covers state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to a funeral service and the legal aspects of being a licensed funeral director/mortician. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MORS 106, BIOL 245, and BIOL 252 with a "C" or better

MORS 142 – 3 Credits
Mortuary Laws and Practices II

Examines the legal principles involved in the conduct of business; covers contracts, agency, bailment, negotiable instruments, legal forms, liability, real property, and wills and estates. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: MORS 141 with a "C" or better. Students who have successfully completed two college-level business law courses equivalent to MNGT 140 and MNGT 141 may apply for a waiver for MORS 142

MORS 151 – 3 Credits
Thanatology

Provides an understanding of the symbolic and ritualistic aspects of the funeral, which have a significant impact on the emotional experience of the bereaved; covers psychological concepts in the areas of grief, bereavement and mourning, ethics, and communication skills within the funeral service profession. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: MORS 101, MORS 131, and MORS 141 with a grade of "C" or better

MORS 200 – 3 Credits
Funeral Service Seminar

provides a capstone experience; a culmination of the Mortuary Science Major's preparation for entry into funeral service. Through experience and the application of knowledge, the student will demonstrate proficiency in funeral service theory and practice. The student demonstrates expertise by participation in authentic and/or simulated situations that are encountered upon entry into funeral service. The student will be required to take the National Board Exam (NBE) that is administered by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board (ICFSEB) as the final exam of the seminar. The National Board Examiniation requires a separate fee; for details see www.cfseb.org. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: Completion of all other program requirements for the Mortuary Science Progam with a minimum grade of "C".