|FSE 110: Jurisprudence|
|FSE 111: Grief Issues 1|
|FSE 112: Funeral Arrangements|
|FSE 113: Vascular Embalming and Practicum|
|FSE 114: Embalming Theory and Procedures|
|FSE 115: Business Operations 1|
|FSE 116: Ethics|
|FSE 117: Cosmetology|
|WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills|
|FSE 150: Disease, Death, and the Body|
|FSE 151: Restorative Art|
|FSE 161: Grief Issues 2|
|FSE 162: Funeral Arranging and Directing|
|FSE 164: Embalming Theory and Practicum|
|FSE 165: Business Operations 2|
|GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences|
|FSE 200: Theoretical Applications 1|
|FSE 201: Practical Applications 1|
|FSE 202: Embalming Applications 1|
|FSE 205: Internship Part 1: Funeral Director 1|
|FSE 250: Theoretical Applications 2|
|FSE 251: Practical Applications 2|
|FSE 252: Embalming Applications 2|
|FSE 255: Internship Part 2: Funeral Director Class 1|
|FSE 300: Theoretical Applications 3|
|FSE 301: Practical Applications 3|
|FSE 302: Embalming Applications 3|
|FSE 305: Internship Part 3: Funeral Director Class 1|
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Provide an accurate explanation of the rationale behind his/her actions, grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the relevant policies, practices and financial implications that guide the performance of the scope of practice of the Funeral Director – Class 1 (embalming) role.
Communicate clearly, sensitively and respectfully with potential purchasers all relevant information related to various options and possible implications of decisions made at the time of purchase, as permitted by legislation in the scope of practice for the specified licence classification including:
Communicate and apply an accurate and comprehensive understanding of prearranging and prepayment including investment vehicles, insurance, trust reconciliation and financing of prepaid contracts within legislative scope of practice.
Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with principles and accepted practices of the funeral sector, using professional language.
Complete all aspects of business operations for a funeral establishment that provides embalming on site or transfer service, in the capacity of an owner/manager consistent with legislated responsibilities in a legal, ethical, safe and efficient manner across a broad range of predictable and unpredictable contexts.
Arrange (prearrange) and document funeral services, disposition details, related transactions and follow up services with the legal representative in an effective, professional, caring and creative manner.
Engage in, and plan for, ongoing personal and professional development, networking/community relations and inter- professional collaboration.
Provide effective leadership and contribute to the supervision and mentoring of all team members, including licensees, support staff, and/or interns in a professional, caring and creative manner through providing appropriate direction as it relates to the delivery of funeral service.
Lead, establish, maintain and participate effectively in funeral establishment work teams consisting of licensees, support staff and/or interns demonstrating at all times the ability to learn, grow and work together.
Care for and handle the deceased respectfully and safely at all times.
Complete and perform effectively and efficiently all non-embalming preparation processes and arterial embalming and restoration processes.
Direct funeral services and visitation in a respectful and sensitive manner consistent with the direction of the legal representative.
Complete prepaid contract related documents and related financial matters in accordance with applicable legislation.
Coordinate and deliver the selected disposition services and follow up services, effectively, professionally and consistent with, and supportive of, the wishes of the legal representative.
Make decisions ethically and professionally based on a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills required of an owner/manager of the applicable business licence class pursuant to the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA).
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the provincial regulator, states that students of the program will complete a one-year work placement before they can be licensed.
To progress into Semester 3, students must start a full-time (paid) work placement in a funeral home after they have successfully completed exams in Semester 2. During Semesters 3 through 5, students complete their full-time learning by distance, and many of their assignments are based on the practical experience they are gaining in the funeral home. Humber assists students in finding placements, by working with industry partners to identify openings. However, students are responsible for finding their own work placement with a licensed Ontario funeral establishment.
Humber is a leading-edge facility in every respect. Faculty are licensed funeral directors with specializations in different capacities. They periodically work in the field and regularly attend professional association meetings ensuring material is current, relevant and addressing all scenarios.
"There was never a time when I felt that I couldn’t reach out to any faculty member for additional instruction, clarification or general advice. In fact in my experience there were several times that I reached out for extra help and the response was always immediate and beyond my expectations. I knew I was in good hands from the very beginning." - Guy P.
Well-equipped labs feature leading edge equipment, will aid in you gaining practical experience.
The Funeral Service Program thanks the donors and families of Humber's Human Body Donor Program. The Faculty prioritizes respect for all peoples, living and deceased, and those who are part of programs that deal with decedents as part of their training adhere to the highest levels of ethical practise.
You care deeply for others and always have. You genuinely want to help and your sensitive nature, ability to communicate, relate and bond with people makes you the perfect person to help. These unique qualities could also make you a successful funeral director.
Take your passion for caring for people into a career in funeral services. If you are a compassionate and creative person with a strong desire to help people of all sociocultural backgrounds, you may have a fulfilling career in this field. Graduates can work as a funeral home manager, junior licensed funeral director, funeral pre-planner, transfer service sales representative and in other roles. Graduates are also prepared for ownership and management opportunities. Our graduate employment rate is approximately 85 per cent.
Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO)
Humber is recognized as one of two programs (the only English program) in Ontario approved by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO). After completing the program and placement, graduates must complete an entry-to-practice exam in order to be licensed. Once licensed, graduates are eligible to work in any of Ontario’s funeral homes and can apply to transfer their Ontario license to other provinces. Examinations are administered by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.
Additional requirements may apply.
Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Funeral Director Class 2 (Non-Embalming)
Length: 4 semesters
Transfer Service Sales Representative
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Length: 2 semesters
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