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The Mortuary Science program at SLCC is designed to help you gain entry-level skills and knowledge required to work in a funeral home. During the course of this program, you will actively participate in exercises such as embalming and restorative art on the deceased which takes place in the on-site lab and in funeral homes.

SLCC's excellent program will teach you effective communication, quantitative literacy, funeral arts, how to assist the bereaved, regulatory compliance, and more to prepare you to excel in the important and growing field of Mortuary Science.

All of the programs offered in the School of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College are a part of the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that the credits that you complete at SLCC will transfer to all the other state institutions, as well as most private institutions, so that you will not have to start over in obtaining a bachelors degree or higher. This is an added bonus for SLCC student that is not always available at all health sciences programs around the city, state or country.

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Program Contacts

Program Coordinator

Jeff Zealley
Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Center, Room 124
Phone: 801-957-6206

Academic/Career Advisor

Tyler Barber
Jordan Campus
JSTC 203
Phone: 801-957-6215

Ethical Practice Statement

Faculty and students in the Salt Lake Community College Mortuary Science Program will display professional and ethical behavior at all times.  Program faculty and students shall:

  • Demonstrate concern for the well-being and safety of the recipients of their services.
  • Refrain from actions that cause harm.
  • Display respect towards the deceased, their family, peers, the mortuary, and the program.
  • Keep personal information about the deceased, their family, and peers confidential.
  • Provide service in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Comply with institutional rules, local, state, federal, and international laws.
  • Treat colleagues and other professionals with respect, fairness, discretion, and integrity.
  • Remain compassionate and respect the feelings of those they serve.
  • Be honest and truthful in their actions.

As part of our systematic evaluation process, our program welcomes comments, ideas, and suggestions for improvement from persons not formally affiliated with the program. These statements may be emailed to the Associate Dean with the author’s contact information included. For persons affiliated with the program or institution--program-admitted students, clinical instructors, and faculty--please follow the formal due process procedures as outlined in the student handbook. This program strongly supports a no retaliation practice.