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MSC 111 - Funeral Orientation

Description: The survey and study of funeral practices from the year 4000 B.C. in Egypt to the present in America. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 112 - Public Health and Sanitation

Description: A survey of Public Health problems, organisms causing infectious diseases, agencies, etc. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 124 - Anatomy for Embalmers I

Description: The first of two semesters covering human anatomy and physiology. Discussions of cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, the integument and detailed examination of the skeletal system. The heart, lymph and blood vascular systems are introduced. (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 127 - Funeral Home Management

Description: A detailed study of management techniques and procedures used in the operation of a funeral home. This study will include an examination of broad-based goals and objectives required of a successful Funeral Home Manager. This course will then take a specific look at concepts and procedures designed to maximize the profitability of the funeral home operation. Topics such as employee relations, professional associates and client family relationships will be examined. The procedures related to management of disaster planning and multiple funeral industry cooperative procedures will be investigated as they pertain to recent industry innovations. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 234 - Mortuary Law and Ethics

Description: A study of mortuary jurisprudence and business law. Application to professional and business aspects of funeral home operation. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 235 - Anatomy for Embalmers II

Prerequisites: MSC 124.

Description: Detailed continuation of angiology, splanchnology-digestive, excretory and respiratory systems, including selected regions of the muscular system. The nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems are discussed. (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 236 - Embalming Theory I

Prerequisites: MSC 124.

Description: Lectures dealing with the basic principles and techniques of the embalming process. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 237 - Embalming Laboratory I

Prerequisites: MSC 112, MSC 124 and MSC 236.

Corequisites: MSC 236.

Description: Clinical experience in embalming processes taught at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. (4 laboratory hours) Approximate cost of supplies: $95. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Summer

Credit Hours: 1.5
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 238 - Pathology

Prerequisites: MSC 124.

Description: Discussion of pathological changes as related to disease process and the effects of physical as well as chemical trauma on the human body. Post-mortem visual materials are used to illustrate these processes. (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 241 - Restorative Art

Prerequisites: MSC 124.

Description: The practical application of modeling technique and cosmetology to restore facial features damaged by trauma and disease. (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours) Approximate cost of supplies: $25. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 245 - Funeral Directing with Practicum

Prerequisites: MSC 237.

Description: A detailed study of management techniques and procedures used in the operation of a funeral home. A supervised practicum assignment at cooperating funeral homes is included. (3 lecture hours, 6 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 247 - Embalming Theory II

Prerequisites: MSC 236.

Description: Lectures continuing with the principles, techniques, and practices of the embalming process. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 248 - Embalming Laboratory II

Prerequisites: MSC 236.

Corequisites: MSC 247.

Description: Clinical experience continues in practical embalming processes taught at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. (4 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 1.5
Department: Mortuary Science

MSC 249 - Funeral Counseling and Psychology

Prerequisites: PSY 203.

Description: An introductory study of behavioral emotions and needs of an individual that has recently experienced a death in the family or of a close friend. Counseling techniques and recommendations are introduced and discussed through the use of study groups and role playing. Practical situations are portrayed and analyzed. Selected current readings are discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Mortuary Science