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Funeral Service - Associate Degree

This program provides you with the knowledge and practical experience needed for a career as a funeral director and embalmer. Students will earn an Associates Degree after two-years of hands-on learning through lectures, labs, seminars, field trips and internships. We look forward to helping you reach your career goals!

Program Code: 105281 New at NWTC
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The Funeral Services associate degree is a 2-year collaborative program between Milwaukee Area Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 64 credits.

Total Credits 25
  • Curriculum Note: Students will complete the first part of the program at NWTC and complete the program through MATC.
  • Specific course and/or admissions requirements do apply. Please contact your academic advisor to learn more!
  • Create a schedule to meet your needs. Some classes can be taken online or in a flexible format to fit your lifestyle.
  • Many courses require a final grade "C" or better to transfer credit to 4-year institutions. For transfer purposes, students must also meet the accepting 4-year institution requirements to earn the bachelor's degree with the accepting institution’s major(s).
  • Prior to program entry, the completion of General Chemistry (Catalog number 10-806-134) and/or two semesters of a high school, lab-based Chemistry with a grade of C or better AND completion of Algebra II is highly recommended.
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What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.