The Funeral Service Education (FSE) program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, located in Kirkland, Washington, offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS). The accredited Funeral Service Education AAS is the only the second to be offered on the West Coast and the only FSE degree in the State of Washington.
The Funeral Service Education AAS degree prepares students to achieve entry-level proficiency as embalmers and funeral directors. Funeral service professionals provide counsel, service, and emotional support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Students also learn how to manage a successful business in the high-tech global economy.
Graduates may find employment in: crematory and cemetery operations, funeral home management in family owned businesses and corporate business. It will also allow for employment in other Health Sciences professions that desire funeral industry experience.
Graduates of the Funeral Service Education program will demonstrate a factual, conceptual, and applied understanding of:
Our faculty believe that success in the program requires a commitment of time and energy to your studies. To help with this requirement, the college offers an advisor to assist with planning your path and career goals.
The FSE program has as its central aim the recognition of the importance of funeral service personnel as:
The program has the following purposes:
The Funeral Service Education program also accepts gifted bodies to support the program. For more information, please contact Keith Johnston.
Entry into the Funeral Service Education program requires completion of an admissions application for the college and the completion of the admissions packet before enrolling in Funeral Service Education classes toward the Associate of Applied Science degree.
High school completion or GED or satisfactory completion of nine semester based or 13.5 quarter based post-secondary credits, exclusive of developmental courses.
Funeral Service Education program admissions prerequisites are available in the College Catalog.
2018 Fall Quarter
Applicants for admission should contact their respective state boards of funeral service regarding that state board's approval of this particular program of instruction.
Have your high school or previous college directly mail official transcripts to*:
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
*To comply with American Board of Funeral Service Education accreditation guidelines (ABFSE Standard 10.1.2a), the transcripts must be sent directly from your high school, university, or college. No transcripts will be accepted that are received by any other method.
ABFSE Standard 10.1.2.a - "Transcript of high school or college work, received by
mail directly from the institution from which the credits were received."
Applicants to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Funeral Service Education are selected on a competitive basis. This program has application and qualification requirements with an application deadline unique to the program. Program information sessions and specialized advising is available before applying to this program.
The following are requirements that must be met before filling out the admission application for the BAS in Funeral Service Education program:
The Funeral Service Education degree program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org
To be eligible for employment, graduates must also take and pass the National Board Examination.
Avg. WA State Salary $56,655/yr
People Employed in WA 423
Avg. Wage in King County $27.24/hr
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June 18 to August 31, 2018
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