Worsham is committed to advancing mortuary science education so it positively transforms our students and our profession.
We achieve growth, advancement, and transformation by creating an educational environment that is equal parts theory and practice, learning and reflection, and mentorship and leadership. Our goal is to inspire our students to achieve personal and professional excellence by providing quality instruction focusing on the highest ethical and moral standards while remaining innovative.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an accredited program, students will be able to:
- Explain the importance of funeral service professionals in developing relationships with the families and communities they serve.
- Identify standards of ethical conduct in funeral service practice.
- Interpret how federal, state, and local laws apply to funeral service in order to ensure compliance.
- Apply principles of public health and safety in the handling and preparation of human remains.
- Demonstrate technical skills in embalming and restorative art that are necessary for the preparation and handling of human remains.
- Demonstrate skills required for conducting arrangement conferences, visitations, services, and ceremonies.
- Describe the requirements and procedures for burial, cremation, and other accepted forms of final disposition of human remains.
- Describe methods to address the grief-related needs of the bereaved.
- Explain management skills associated with operating a funeral establishment.
- Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills and research skills needed for funeral service practice.
The Associate of Science degree program, the Associate of Applied Science degree program, Diploma program and Worsham College are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747; web: https://www.abfse.org.
Transferability of Credits and Licensure
Worsham College, the Associate of Applied Science, the Associate of Science and Diploma degree programs are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Credits earned at Worsham College may be transferable to other colleges and schools. The determination will be made by the transferring institution.
Students should advise Worsham College about the state in which they intend to work so the registrar can best advise students about the educational requirements. Students can also access this information on the website and by contacting the state licensing boards.
Updated January 2023