January 2023

Page A31 january 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A DEALER TOOLKIT? What’s Inside Our At Trigard, we equip our dealers with digital and printed sales tools and training they need to support their customers. Our dealers enjoy access to all of these resources and more without licensing fees, royalties or restrictive agreements. That’s what it means to be part of the Trigard family. www.trigard.com/become-a-dealer/ Become A Dealer. Visit Our Website: NEWS Educational CONTINUED Florida State College at Jacksonville Funeral Services Program Receives National Accreditation for Online Classes Call 651-450-7727 to request a wholesale catalog, Our Extra-Large Cremains Bags (13”x 15”) are perfectly sized for the Standard Plastic Human Service Urn. or visit UrnBags.com to order some bags. Just $2.90 each*. * Bags sold in multiples of 10 Choose from Black, Blue, or Burgundy J t $3.20 each* Choose from Black, Blue, Burgundy, Green or Gray JACKSONVILLE,FL— After a thorough review from the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Funeral Services program was named an ABFSE-approved distance learning (online) program during the October 2022 ABFSE Committee on Accreditation meeting in Chicago. Out of the 58 ABFSE-accredited programs, less than 25 are currently approved for distance learning. The program has been accredited by the ABFSE since 2004, but the new approval means that qualified students may now take all courses online, except for the two clinical laboratory embalming courses. These laboratory classes are offered at the embalming lab located at FSCJ’s North Campus, with special attendance opportunities available for students from outside the service area. “FSCJ is known for our high-quality instruction leading to graduates who have gone on to be compassionate funeral services leaders,” said program director and professor Howard Beckham Jr., CFSP. “We know that these online learning experiences will open to the door to even more students throughout the country, only strengthening the future of the industry for the good of the loved ones and families we aim to serve.” From its inception in 2002, FSCJ’s funeral services program has helped develop funeral directors that are licensed not only in Florida, but also in many other states across the United States. As a limited access program, applicants must meet academic and testing qualifications for admission. Upon completion, graduates earn the Associate in Science in Funeral Services and may pursue their state’s licensure process. Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide equitable, high quality, success-driven learning experiences for our diverse community of students. Serving more than 40,000 students and awarding close to 6,400 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the college plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce. For more information, visit www.fscj.edu/ academics/areas-of-study/ hs/funeral-services-as or email howard.beckham@ fscj.edu. Send Us Your News! We welcome news of the industry. info@NomisPublications.com FAx 1-800-321-9040 PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 CALL 1-800-321-7479 Send us information on your School, Firm, or Association today! FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS SUBSCRIPTION ANNUAL Subscription Rates $30.00 Subscription $50.00 First Class $60.00 Canada & Mexico $75.00 Outside North America Funeral Home & Cemetery News S U B S C R I B E O n l i n e AT www.NomisPublications.com O R C a l l 1-800-321-7479