Certificate of Specialization (CS)
Offered through Human Studies
@ Forest Park
This program prepares students for licensure as a funeral director and entry-level employment in a Missouri funeral establishment, as well as other states with similar licensing regulations. Funeral directors use counseling skills to assist families in coping with grief, adjusting to new situations and making appropriate funeral arrangements. This nontechnical certificate is geared toward the business and public relations aspects of operating a funeral home, and does not include courses in embalming.
The required courses list shows you the courses that you will need take to complete you degree. The semester by semester plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
The gainful employment regulation requires nondegree programs at community colleges to meet minimum thresholds with respect to the debt-to-income rates of their graduates. You can view the information for this program here as reported to the Department of Education.
Cost of Attendance
For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.
Program Career and Salary Information
Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.
The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.