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Funeral Service

Funeral Service is certificate program delivered in cooperation with the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan. If you are a compassionate person interested in helping people, this program can help you develop the skills you need to support individuals who are coping with death and provide essential services involved in the care of final arrangements for a loved one.

You will study a core component of courses followed by a specialty of embalming or funeral directing, or both. In the core program you will develop skills and gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology, computer skills, communication skills, jurisprudence and ethics, and acts, bylaws and regulations specific to the funeral industry.

Upon successfully completing the core courses, you will have the opportunity to complete the Embalmer Specialty as part of the Funeral Service certificate or the Funeral Director Specialty. You may choose to complete both specialties and receive a Funeral Service certificate for each of the specialties.

This program is available part-time and full-time by distance education delivery through continuing education at SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


Arrange Funerals (FNRL 181)

You will gain an understanding of the processes involved in funeral services arrangements. You will also study memorialization options, processes for transportation and prearranging services.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Funeral Service students only


Fee: $390 30 hours/18 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-206February 10, 2014 - June 13, 2014
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Basic Computer Operation (COMP 170)

You will be introduced to basic computer concepts. The course content includes computer components, hardware, software, working in a graphical user interface, file management, word processing and the Internet. The general skills you learn will prepare you for further courses, such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation graphics.

Fee: $193 Additional costs: Text (approx. $25)
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-30March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Business Practices and Processes in the Funeral Service Industry (FNRL 282)

You will study business practices pertinent to the funeral service industry. Particular consideration will be paid to funeral home budgets and financial statements, funeral service merchandising and sales, costing and pricing, advertising, and applicable federal and provincial regulations.

Fee: $390 45 hours/20 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-216February 3, 2014 - June 20, 2014
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Core Work Experience (WORK 192)

You will spend one week in an approved funeral home in your community observing practices in providing care of body/remains, funeral arrangements and services. You will participate in related duties as assigned by your supervisor and will be expected to demonstrate professionalism at all times.

Prerequisites: You must have formally applied for admission and have been accepted into the Funeral Service program before registering for the practicum. Students cannot be guaranteed specific practicum sites or dates. It will depend on availability and suitability.


Fee: $163 30 hours/1 week
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-15September 9, 2013 - June 13, 2014
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Direct Funerals (FNRL 281)

You will examine the organization and direction of funeral services and visitations. You will also explore the various support services available.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Arrange Funerals, Funeral Service students only


Fee: $390 30 hours/18 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-208February 10, 2014 - June 13, 2014
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Embalming (FNRL 280)

You will gain an understanding of the various types of embalming processes for the normal case. You will also examine procedures used in difficult and autopsied cases.

Prerequisites: Pathophysiology, Core Work Experience, Funeral Service students only


Fee: $740 75 hours/30 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-207February 3, 2014 - August 29, 2014
Saskatoon mandatory workshop: Sa&Su, Mar 22&Mar 23, 9 am-5 pm, Room 147
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Family Systems (YCW 282)

You will examine patterns of marriage and family in Canadian society. You will explore the issues and challenges facing families and develop strategies to improve family function.

Wascana course is offered as facilitated study – a combination of independent study and classroom instruction.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Funeral Service students only


Fee: $390, 45 hours/20 weeks (print), $430 (Wascana), Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-323January 27, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Funeral Services students only
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CRN: 03-464January 27, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Youth Care Worker students only
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Funeral Service Core Practicum (PRAC 176)

You will spend two weeks in an approved funeral home and participate in assigned duties (such as the transfer of body/remains, case analysis of body/remains, non-embalming preparations and other duties) under the direct supervision of a licensed embalmer and/or funeral director. You will be expected to demonstrate professionalism at all times.

Prerequisites: Interpersonal Communications (291), Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel, Jurisprudence and Ethics, Microbiology for Funeral Service, Medical Terminology (180), Psychology 1, Core Work Experience, Desktop Publishing (COAP 171)


Fee: $328 60 hours/2 weeks
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-152September 9, 2013 - June 13, 2014
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Funeral Services Embalming Practicum (PRAC 277)

You will spend eight weeks in an approved funeral home and participate in all aspects of the embalming process under the direct supervision of a licensed embalmer. You will also participate in restorative art procedures. You will be expected to submit case studies of all embalming and restorative art procedures to your supervisor. You will model professional attitudes and practices in all aspects of your assigned duties.

Prior to registration you must be assessed for practicum readiness by the practicum advisor

Fee: $984 240 hours
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-154September 9, 2013 - June 13, 2014
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Funeral Services Funeral Director Practicum (PRAC 278)

You will spend eight weeks in an approved funeral home and participate in funeral arrangements and directing funeral services under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director. You will model professional attitudes and practices in all aspects of your assigned duties.

Prior to registration you must be assessed for  practicum readiness by the practicum advisor

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Arrange Funerals, Direct Funerals, Business Practices and Processes in the Funeral Service Industry, Family Systems, Core Practicum (PRAC 176), completion of all FS core theory courses


Fee: $984 240 hours/8 weeks
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 09-153September 9, 2013 - June 13, 2014
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Interpersonal Communications (291) (COMM 291)

The course provides an introduction to interpersonal communication theory and applications that are used in the workplace. Course content includes the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and non-verbal messages, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.



The online course uses an asynchronous tool, allowing access to course material at any time convenient for the student. High-speed internet is recommended.

Fee: $360  (Online), $320 (Wascana) $305 (DVD/Woodland), 30 hours/20 weeks
Additonal costs: Text
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CRN: 03-202January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Educational Assistant students only
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DVD
CRN: 03-1046January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
ECE students only
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DVD
CRN: 03-227January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Food Service Worker students only
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DVD
CRN: 03-212January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Funeral Service students only
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DVD
CRN: 03-556April 14, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 14
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Online
CRN: 03-644April 15, 2014 - May 15, 2014
T&Th, 6:30-9:30 pm
Register online, by mail or in Regina
Regina
CRN: 04-103May 15, 2014 - June 19, 2014
T&Th, 7-10 pm
Register online, by mail or in Prince Albert
Prince Albert
CRN: 04-29May 26, 2014 - August 29, 2014
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Interpersonal Skills in Funeral Service (PSYC 281)

You will learn to distinguish between “normal” and “complicated” grief and respond appropriately to both. Your skill in offering compassionate support to grieving clients will be enhanced through focused practice. Your proficiency in applying the most appropriate techniques to help individuals and families through difficult times will be improved through directed practice.

Fee: $390 45 hours/18 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-217February 10, 2014 - June 13, 2014
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Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (also called Anatomy and Physiology) (APHY 189)

This course introduces you to the study of the human body and how it functions efficiently. The content you will study is of critical importance for the promotion and maintenance of health.

Fee: $405 40 hours/16 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-480January 7, 2014 - May 2, 2014
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CRN: 03-213January 27, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Funeral Service students only
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Homestudy (Print)
CRN: 03-343January 27, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Therapeutic Recreation students only
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Homestudy (Print)
CRN: 03-481February 4, 2014 - May 30, 2014
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Homestudy (Print)
CRN: 03-482March 4, 2014 - June 27, 2014
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Homestudy (Print)
CRN: 03-483April 22, 2014 - August 15, 2014
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Introduction to Desktop Publishing (COAP 171)

Your studies will introduce you to basic skills in the use of desktop publishing software for designing, editing and delivering different documents. You will learn the fundamentals of design for simple desktop publishing.

Fee: $193
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-752March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (COMP 179)

You will receive instruction and practice in creating, modifying and delivering a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. You will enhance the presentation by adding charts, tables, visual elements, multimedia, transition effects and animations. You will study how to present, distribute and customize presentations.

Fee: $193
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-44March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Online

Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel (COMP 172)

Your studies will introduce you to the purpose and uses of a word processor and electronic spreadsheet. You will develop the basic skills of creating, editing and formatting documents and spreadsheets.

Fee: $193
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-34March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Online

Jurisprudence and Ethics (ETHC 184)

You will gain an understanding of the acts, bylaws and regulations that govern funerals. The course content includes information about the professional and ethical practices that are important in this profession.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Orientation to Funeral Services, For Funeral Service program students


Fee: $440 45 hours/20 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-214January 27, 2014 - June 13, 2014
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Medical Terminology (180) (MTER 180)

You will learn the prefixes, suffixes and combining forms from which medical terms are derived. You will also learn medical abbreviations.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, For Funeral Service students only


Fee: $120 10 hours, 9 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and requiredmaterials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-238March 24, 2014 - May 23, 2014
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CRN: 04-45May 26, 2014 - July 25, 2014
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Microbiology for Funeral Service (MICR 185)

You will be introduced to the concepts of microbiology in relation to health and the process of disease in humans. You will explore the fundamentals of micro organisms in relation to the interaction with host, impact on environment, human disease and funeral service practice.

Equivalent Course: Microbiology for the Health Sciences (NEPS 212)

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (also called Anatomy and Physiology), For Funeral Service students only


Fee: $330 30 hours/18 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-211February 3, 2014 - June 6, 2014
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Orientation to Funeral Services (ORTN 199)

You will receive an orientation to the funeral services profession. Topics will include the history, varying traditions and religious practices that influence arrangements. You will also gain an understanding of the nature of employment within the funeral services profession.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Funeral Service program students only


Fee: $440 45 hours/20 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-456February 3, 2014 - June 20, 2014
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Pathophysiology (PATH 186)

The course content provides you with an introduction to the study of various disease processes that can affect body structure and function. You will also examine disease processes as they affect specific body systems.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Funeral Service program students only


Fee: $440 45 hours/20 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-209March 10, 2014 - July 25, 2014
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Psychology 1 (PSYC 160)

In the course you will be introduced to the study of psychology as a science. You will explore the study of human behaviour by examining concepts including: perception, sensation, learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, emotion, states of consciousness, personality, and the relationship between health and stress.

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Psychology of Grief (PSYC 280)

You will discuss the emotional and psychological needs of the bereaved as well as appropriate communication skills and attitudes. You will be introduced to communication with and attitudes appropriate to grieving clients.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Funeral Service program students, Psychology (PSYC 160)


Fee: $440 45 hours/20 weeks (Kelsey)
  Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-210February 3, 2014 - June 20, 2014
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Restorative Arts (FNRL 180)

You will study restorative art processes using appropriate cosmetics, instruments and appliances. You will also examine processes for the difficult and autopsied cases.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, Funeral Service students only


Fee: $440 45 hours/20 weeks
  Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-205February 10, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Saskatoon mandatory workshop: Sa&Su, Mar 22&Mar 23, 9 am-5 pm, Room 147
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Sociology 1 (SOCI 160)

In this course, you will learn about the process of socialization, and discuss how culture affects the totality of our lives. You will examine social deviance and social control and look at the social dynamics of racial, ethnic, and minority groups in our society. The processes and effects of social stratification will be discussed.

Fee: $525 39 hours/14 weeks
Apr 14-Jun 6 intersession courses are 8 weeks in length.
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-7February 3, 2014 - May 9, 2014
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Online
CRN: 03-8April 14, 2014 - June 6, 2014
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Online
CRN: 03-3April 14, 2014 - June 6, 2014
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Homestudy (Print)
CRN: 04-1351June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014
(10 weeks)
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Online

Written and Oral Communications (COM 101)

You will receive instruction and practice in written and oral communication skills needed for the professional workplace. You will review the principles of effective writing, prepare oral presentations and practice common forms of business communication. Communicating a professional image will be emphasized.

Fee: $345 30 hours/18 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and required print materials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-455January 20, 2014 - May 23, 2014
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Homestudy (Print)

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