Funeral Service Education


This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for employment as funeral service directors or professional embalmers.

The program will give students the skills needed to start a flexible, well-paying career in the growing field of funeral services. Career options include working for a small family business, a multi-location company, or starting a business.

The program is the only accredited funeral service education degree program in the state and one of only a few on the West Coast. The Funeral Service Education program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, 3414 Ashland Ave., Suite G, St. Joseph, MO, 64506, (816) 233-3747.

Degrees and Certificates





Funeral Services Education AAS Degree


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 *Program length is estimated. See your counselor or adviser.

For more information, call (425) 739-8300 or email

CAUTION:  Students applying for admission to the Funeral Services Education program should contact their respective state boards of funeral services regarding that state board’s approval of this particular program of instruction.


The LWTech Funeral Service Education program also accepts gifted bodies to support the program. For more information on the LWTech Gifted Body Program, please contact Erin Wilcox at

The Funeral Service Education Program invites you to view this student-produced video. Click the title slide to view. 

Funeral Service Education