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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Course Descriptions

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Mortuary Science

  
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    MORT 1010 - Intro to Mortuary Science

    Credits: 3
    Introductory course on the history of funeral service including studies of ancient/historical mortuary practices, caskets and burial containers, and early anatomists/undertakers and their role in embalming history. Modern funeral service practices and basic embalming procedures will also be discussed.

    Semester: All


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    MORT 1100 - Dynamics Of Grief, Death and Dying

    Credits: 3
    Introduction and analysis of the attitudes towards death, dying and the grieving process, including cultural, religious and historical perspectives, the differing processes for loss, the environmental factors, the legal aspects of death/dying and medical ethics.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1010 and admission to the program
    Semester: Spring


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    MORT 1200 - Microbiological Studies for Mortuary Science

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to the basic principles of microbiology as it relates to working in a mortuary. Emphasis will be on sanitation, disinfection, and public health within the practice of embalming. Personal, professional and community hygiene and sanitation practices are also discussed.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1010 and admission to program
    Semester: Spring


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    MORT 1300 - Pathology for Funeral Service

    Credits: 2
    Introduction to pathological disease conditions and their affect on various parts of the body. Conditions which affect the embalming or restorative art process will be emphasized. This course will focus on the functions of the human body systems and their relationship to diseases.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1010 and admission to program
    Semester: Spring


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    MORT 1400 - Embalming I

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to embalming theory, procedures, techniques, and instruments used in the sanitation, preparation, and restoration of the deceased human body. The use of the vascular system will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1300
    Corequisite: MORT 1405 & MORT 1600
    Semester: Summer
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MORT 1405 - Embalming I Lab

    Credits: 1
    Students learn practical application of Embalming lecture content.

    Prerequisite: MORT1300
    Corequisite: MORT 1400 & MORT 1600
    Semester: Summer
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MORT 1600 - Thanatochemistry

    Credits: 2
    Survey of general, organic, and biochemistry in mortuary science. Chemical principles and precautions involved in sanitation, disinfection, and public health as related to the embalming application. Review of government regulations for embalming chemicals.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1300
    Corequisite: MORT 1400 & MORT 1405
    Semester: Summer


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    MORT 2330 - Funeral Service Psychology and Counseling

    Credits: 3
    Study of the basic principles of psychology and counseling as they relate to Funeral Service. Emphasis will be given to the role of the funeral director within the psychological concepts of grief, mourning, and bereavement.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1100
    Semester: Fall


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    MORT 2400 - Embalming II

    Credits: 3
    Continuation of Embalming I. Study and case analysis of various embalming methods, and treatment of specific conditions.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1400 and MORT 1405
    Corequisite: MORT 2405
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MORT 2405 - Embalming II Lab

    Credits: 1
    Practical application of the fundamental principles presented in MORT 2400 Embalming II.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1400 and MORT 1405
    Corequisite: MORT 2400
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MORT 2600 - Restorative Art

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to facial restoration techniques, including restoration of facial expressions & proportions by proper use of instruments & special materials. Emphasis is placed on major restoration including problem cases which require illusionary corrections, waxes, cosmetics, hair restoration, color matching & masking of small and extensive discolorations.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1400 and MORT 1405
    Corequisite: MORT 2605
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MORT 2605 - Restorative Art Lab

    Credits: 1
    Practical application of the fundamentals learned in MORT 2600 lecture.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1400 and MORT 1405
    Corequisite: MORT 2600
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    MORT 2700 - Mortuary Law and Ethics

    Credits: 3
    Business/legal principles affecting mortuary practice are surveyed with specific emphasis on business organizational forms, law of sales, funeral disclosure rules, and the legal duties of a funeral service provider. Funeral service ethics are emphasized.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1100
    Semester: Spring


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    MORT 2730 - Funeral Home Management and Merchandising

    Credits: 4
    Principles of funeral home management will be introduced including funeral home operations, management functions, current trends and computer applications. Buying/selling, pricing/displaying and features of merchandise will be studied.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1100
    Semester: Spring


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    MORT 2750 - Funeral Directing

    Credits: 4
    Introduction of various cultural, ethnic and geographic funeral customs. Discussion of death notification, timeframe for pre/at/post need services, transfer of remains, religious, fraternal and military practices, and cremation procedures.

    Prerequisite: MORT 1100
    Semester: Spring


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    MORT 2770 - National Board Exam Professional Review

    Credits: 2
    This course prepares students to take the National Board Exam. The course is designed to allow for extensive testing of the students knowledge, both theoretical and technical. A review of subject areas on the exam will take place. Both sections of the official National Board Exam must be completed to finish the course and for graduation.

    Prerequisite: MORT 2400 and MORT 2405 and MORT 2600 and MORT 2605
    Semester: Spring


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