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Funeral Service Education

This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for employment as funeral service directors or professional embalmers.

 

The program is the only accredited Funeral Service Education degree program in Washington and one of only a few on the West Coast.

 

The Funeral Service degree program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 (816) 233-3747.  Web:  www.abfse.org.

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Funeral Service Education, AAS

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

Applicants for admission should contact their respective state boards of funeral services regarding that state board's approval of this particular program of instruction.

The minimum educational requirement for admission to the Funeral Service Education program is graduation from an accredited four-year high school or its equivalent, such as a recognized GED®, or other evidence of academic achievement such as a college transcript with at least nine post-secondary credits, exclusive of developmental courses, and a satisfactory grade point average from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. Have your high school or previous college directly mail official transcripts* to:

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

To comply with American Board of Funeral Service Education accreditation guidelines (ABFSE Standard 10.1.2a), the transcripts must be sent directly from your high school, university, or college. No transcripts will be accepted that are received by any other method.

ABFSE Standard 10.1.2.a - "Transcript of high school or college work, received by mail directly from the institution from which the credits were received.

 

ACCREDITATION

The Funeral Service Education program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) 3414 Ashland Ave., Suite G, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org

 

Graduation Rates

National Board Examination scores, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org. To request a printed copy of this program’s scores and rates go to the Funeral Service Education Office, Room A109, Allied Health Building or by email to jamye.cameron@lwtech.edu or by phone to the Funeral Service Education program office at (425) 739-8306.

 

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.

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Jamye Cameron, CFSP
FSE Program Coordinator
(425) 739-8155
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TDD: (425) 739-8109

Kirkland Campus
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

 

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The Funeral Service Education Program invites you to view this student-produced video. Click the title slide to view. 

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GIFTED BODY PROGRAM

The Funeral Service Education program also accepts gifted bodies to support the program. For more information, please contact Jamye Cameron.

Faculty
 Jamye Cameron

Jamye D. Cameron, CFSP 

Program Coordinator/ Full-time Faculty 
(425) 739-8155 

Jamye D. Cameron is the Program Coordinator and a full-time instructor in the Funeral Service Education program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 18 years; working primarily for her family owned firm in Detroit, MI as the General Manager and Embalmer. Jamye taught Restorative Arts and Modeling at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI from 2006- 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science- Mortuary Science Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from University of Phoenix- Southfield, MI campus. She is currently pursuing her EdD- Organizational Development Degree. Jamye is the 64th President of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc. (2013-2015).

 

 Erin Wilcox

Erin L. Wilcox

Part-Time Faculty
(425) 739-8385

 

Erin L. Wilcox is a part-time instructor in the Funeral Service Education department at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 10 years, during which time she has experience working in family-owned funeral homes, corporate-owned firms, and as a trade embalmer. Erin earned her Mortuary Science degree from Cypress College in Cypress, CA, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hastings College in Hastings, NE, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. She is currently pursuing her PhD.

 

 

Craig A. Emmick
Part-Time Faculty
(425) 739-8306

Craig A. Emmick is a part-time instructor in the Funeral Service Education department at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the Seattle area for 30 years, working in Seattle's finest family-owned funeral homes. Craig is a past-president of the King County Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Danish Brotherhood in America, and the Lions Club of West Seattle. He is also a Notary for the State of Washington. Craig earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Biology from Washington State University, and an Associate of Arts degree in Funeral Service Education from Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR. He has completed post-graduate work to obtain a teaching certificate, and is a lifetime substitute for the State of Washington. Craig is married and has two sons. His wife has been an RN at Harborview Medical Center for 40 years. His oldest son is a lawyer in the DC area, and his younger son is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.