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FNS 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 110 - Introduction to Funeral Service
Presents a comprehensive study of the history of funeral service, commencing with the practices of the Egyptians, early Christians, Romans, and Hebrews. Traces funeral practice from its early pagan origins to the modern practices of today. May include the study of the sociology of funeral service.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
FNS 111 - Theory of Embalming I
Introduces the purpose and historical background of embalming. Teaches the ethics and sanitary consideration in the handling of human remains, signs and tests of deaths, and postmortem changes in the body. Corequisite: FNS 113.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 112 - Theory of Embalming II
Presents pre-embalming diagnosis, positioning the body and posing the features, linear and anatomical guides for selected blood vessels, and factors that influence fluid distribution and blood drainage. Prerequisites: FNS 111, FNS 113. Co-requisite: FNS 114.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 113 - Theory of Embalming Laboratory I
Teaches the basic procedures of embalming. Presents instruments, equipment, and the types of preservatives and disinfectant chemicals used in embalming. Co-requisite: FNS 111.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
FNS 114 - Theory of Embalming Laboratory II
Teaches through practice and demonstration of various embalming techniques. May include clinical experiences in area funeral homes. Prerequisites: FNS 111, FNS 113. Co-requisite: FNS 112.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
FNS 121 - Anatomy for Funeral Service I
Introduces anatomy and physiology and basic terminology. Presents information about wills, tissues, and organs. Discusses the reproductive, urinary, and endocrine body system.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 123 - Anatomical Dissection
Examines the human body and related systems utilizing structured anatomical dissection of cadavers. Provides hands-on experiences for students to supplement material presented in anatomical related lecture courses.
Laboratory 2 hours per week. Prerequisites: FNS 121, BIO 141, BIO 142.
1 credits
FNS 125 - Microbiology for Funeral Service
Focuses on microscopic forms of life from a morphological, cultural, and staining viewpoint. Studies in detail causative agents of disease and their importance to a scientific approach to sanitation. Stresses the need for scientific knowledge concerning disease and its cause.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 126 - Pathology for Funeral Service
Introduces the general processes of disease, stressing their importance to the scientific embalmer and funeral director as health guardians. Studies diseases of specific organs and organ systems with emphasis on the significant structural changes involved and the embalming problems they present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 211 - Restorative Art I
Presents surface contour; the influence of the bone structure on facial form; and the effect of the facial muscles on the wrinkles, grooves, and folds of the face. Teaches the treatments and techniques for restorations. Introduces wax and non-wax treatments such as swellings, feature corrections, and hair restoration. Studies lip- waxing techniques and the modeling of various forms of the mouth and eyes. Teaches the rudiments of cosmetic knowledge and techniques through lectures, demonstrations, and student participation. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 212 - Restorative Art II
Studies color principles and their application to funeral work and the funeral establishment. Teaches the basic principles employed in recreating the personalized form and dimensions of each facial feature when restoration is necessary. Focused on problem cases which require illusory corrections, matching wax color skin, and the masking of small and extensive discolorations. Teaches feature construction with restorative wax through demonstrations and laboratory practice.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 213 - Restorative Art
Presents surface contour, the influence of the bone structure on facial form and the effect of facial muscles on the wrinkles, grooves and folds of the face. Studies color principles and their applications. Teaches wax and nonwax treatments for restorations. Studies lip-waxing techniques and the modeling of various forms of the mouth and eyes. Focuses on problem cases which require illusory corrections, matching wax color to skin and masking of discolorations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 214 - Restorative Art Technical Applications
Presents the technical application of restorative art theory with special attention to minor and major restorative techniques, wax treatments, cosmetic applications, and the presentation of remains. Prerequisite: FNS 213.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
FNS 231 - Principles of Funeral Management I
Introduces the basic social, religious, ethical, and psychological factors that influence funeral service. Teaches telephone techniques and etiquette and acceptable funeral terminology. Studies the various types of religious, fraternal, and military funeral services. Prerequisite sophomore standing.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
FNS 232 - Principles of Funeral Management II
Teaches merchandising, the principles of buying and selling and the techniques of making funeral arrangements. Studies the construction and proper selection of casket, room arrangement, and Social Security and veterans' benefits. Focuses on modern funeral establishment management techniques and procedures. Prerequisite FNS 231.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
FNS 236 - Funeral Service Law
Focuses on the duties, rights, responsibilities, and liabilities of the funeral director and embalmer. Teaches building and zoning ordinances relating to the funeral establishment, tort liability, cemetery law, wills, and the administration of estates. May include the study of state laws as they pertain to funeral services.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
FNS 245 - Ethics
Provides a review of the Funeral Service curriculum by administering a series of exams on required content that the student must successfully pass. Allows students to choose and develop an expanded outline of one specific topic in Funeral Services which will be included in the final grade. Includes a required section on ethics in the field of Funeral Services and prepares the student to sit for the National and State licensing examinations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 270 - Funeral Service Review
Prepares the student for national and state licensing examination in funeral service. Reviews all materials that will be covered by funeral service licensing examinations. Teaches modern test-taking techniques. Requires the writing of a detailed outline of one funeral service subject which determines the final grade. Prerequisite sophomore standing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
FNS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
FNS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits