The Funeral Service Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has gained full accreditation from the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Program director Denise Shumate said this is the only funeral service curriculum in Kentucky.
Ten students from the program will receive their associate’s degrees from the two-year program and will be eligible to sit for the national board examination. Additionally, graduates are required to take a state law test in order to practice in a particular state.
A class of 20 will be accepted for the fall semester. All classes are taught on the SKCTC Cumberland campus and in addition to the 68 hours required for the degree, 15 hours are general education classes that included course work in English, math, science, communications and the humanities. Class work is conducted on Monday and Tuesday for first-year students and class work for second-year students is offered on Wednesday and Thursday.