This program is delivered by distance learning in cooperation with the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan. Students register with the Council before enrolling in Embalmer certificate courses. The Council oversees internships in funeral homes after students have completed the certificate.
The program includes work-integrated learning opportunities through Work Experience 192, which is a general orientation to the funeral services industry, and two practicum opportunities, Core Practicum PRAC 176 and Embalming Practicum PRAC 277.
The following learning outcomes are integrated into the program:
Your studies focus on pathophysiology, embalming, restorative arts, communication and professionalism. You will learn how to prepare human remains for funerals and burial. This specialty works together with the practical components in the sixteen-week practicum that are essential to integrating the core concepts with practice.
Embalmers perform some or all of the following duties:
Embalmers in the province are usually duel licensed as Funeral Directors. Opportunities exist throughout the province, and a licensed Saskatchewan Embalmer may work across Canada. Licensed Saskatchewan Embalmers are encouraged to check with the provincial regulatory board in the province they wish to work in, for more information.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Embalmer||Funeral Directors and Embalmers (6346)||$22,300 - $65,000|
September and January
Some online programs include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. Online programs may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.
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