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Funeral Director Class 2 (Non-Embalming)


Diploma


Program Code: FD221

Campus: North

Length: 4 semesters starting in September

If you are a compassionate and creative person with a strong desire to help people of all sociocultural backgrounds, a career in funeral services will allow you to make a difference in the lives of people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Our graduate employment rate is high, with students finding work as:

  • junior licensed funeral directors
  • funeral pre-planners
  • transfer service sales representatives
  • funeral home managers

Ours is the only English-speaking Funeral Service Education program in Ontario, through which you will learn the practical, technical and theoretical sides of funeral service and funeral home operation. A six-month work placement will further prepare you for this important and rewarding career.  

Work Placement

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the provincial regulator, has approved that students of the Funeral Director, Class 2 program shall complete a six-month work placement before they can be licensed.

To progress into Semester 3, students must start a full-time (paid) work placement in a funeral home after they have successfully completed exams in Semester 2. Semesters 3 and 4 are completed by distance and many of the assignments are based on the practical experience they are gaining in the funeral home. Humber assists students to find their placements by working with our industry partners to identify openings. Students are responsible for finding their own work placement with a licensed Ontario funeral establishment.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
FSE 110: Jurisprudence Online Online

FSE 111: Grief Issues 1 Online Online

FSE 112: Funeral Arrangements Online Online

FSE 114: Embalming Theory and Procedures Online Online

FSE 115: Business Operations 1 Online Online

FSE 116: Ethics Online Online

FSE 117: Cosmetology In-person In-person

WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills Online Online

Semester 2

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
FSE 150: Disease, Death, and the Body Online

FSE 161: Grief Issues 2 Online

FSE 162: Funeral Arranging and Directing Online / In-person

Once schedule is completed, students will have an in-person lab component

FSE 165: Business Operations 2 Online

GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences Online Online

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
FSE 200: Theoretical Applications 1 Online Online

FSE 201: Practical Applications 1 Online Online

FSE 210: Internship Part 1: Funeral Director Class 2 Online

Semester 4

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
FSE 250: Theoretical Applications 2 Online Online

FSE 251: Practical Applications 2 Online Online

FSE 310: Internship Part 2: Funeral Director Class 2 Online Online

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 6 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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    Letter of Intent

    Applicants must submit a 300-word letter of intent that describes how they will demonstrate professionalism while working as a funeral director and have a positive impact on the funeral industry.

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    Resume

    Applicants must submit a current resume.

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    Questionnaire

    The questionnaire is to be completed by the funeral director who supervised your observation or work experience. The observation in a funeral home takes up to 40 hours to complete and applicants are required to arrange their own observation experience.

    Submission Instructions

    https://humber.ca/admissions/office-of-the-registrar/registration/submission-instructions.html

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Lab and Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of Semester 1 lab. Participation in Semester 1 lab, and subsequent Semester 3 placement, will not be allowed if not all the prerequisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s lab and placement prerequisite requirements.

View Requirements

Valid Class G Driver's Licence

People interested in this program should be aware that a full G Driver's License is required by most funeral establishments to be eligible for an internship placement.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,740.64
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition N/A N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee N/A N/A
Compulsory Student Union Fee N/A N/A
Optional Student Union Fee N/A N/A
Program Ancillary Fee N/A N/A
Co-op/Placement N/A N/A
Total N/A N/A
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition N/A N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee N/A N/A
Compulsory Student Union Fee N/A N/A
Optional Student Union Fee N/A N/A
Program Ancillary Fee N/A N/A
Co-op/Placement N/A N/A
Total N/A N/A
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition N/A N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee N/A N/A
Compulsory Student Union Fee N/A N/A
Optional Student Union Fee N/A N/A
Program Ancillary Fee N/A N/A
Co-op/Placement N/A N/A
Total N/A N/A
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition N/A N/A
Compulsory Ancillary Fee N/A N/A
Compulsory Student Union Fee N/A N/A
Optional Student Union Fee N/A N/A
Program Ancillary Fee N/A N/A
Co-op/Placement N/A N/A
Total N/A N/A

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,200 for textbooks and lab fees in year one.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Juliet Messam, program support officer
Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness
416.675.6622 ext. 4376
juliet.messam@humber.ca
healthsciences.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: October 28, 2020