you for developing such an informative and interesting
correspondence course for the funeral service industry. Although it was not intended
to be a substitute for the completion of an accredited Mortuary Science program,
I do believe that the Mortuary Technician Certificate will be a valuable asset
in my future related educational endeavors and in my marketability to secure
an apprenticeship with a local funeral home.
Since I began this course, I’ve acquired a complete set of the Mortuary Science textbooks available through your institution for the expansion of my funeral service knowledge. Furthermore I’ve read a number of titles procured from my local Public Library which cover a wide range of topics relevant to the funeral industry and I’ve visited several funeral homes in my area, Finally, I’ve secured a position as a Memorial Counselor in the Memorial Parks division of a large regional mortuary firm.
Some of my career goals include the completion of the Mortuary Science curriculum
At the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and the establishment of a mortuary and cemetery of which I am the sole owner.
In addition to this letter, I have enclosed the completed quiz response cards for lessons eight through nineteen and the answer sheet for the final examine. If I can be forgiven for my presumptuousness I would like my diploma to bear my name as follows: Mark Anthony Reviea.
Once again I would like to thank you for the tremendous assistance that you have rendered to aspiring funeral service professionals such as myself. May all of your endeavors continue to be as successful as they apparently have been thus far.
Mark A. Reviea
am writing to let you know that I am working at a steady
pace on your program. I am now up to unit
I will be able to complete my studies by the middle of March.
The reason I am writing you today is to share with you the results that I had from following your suggestions at the end of unit 6 about seeing the Directors in my local area. Today I went out for the first time and visited one of the Directors at the Eastlund Funeral Home here in Syracuse, Indiana. It turns out that the director I spoke with is Deputy Coroner for Kosciusko County. He gave me a complete tour of the funeral home and is willing to allow me to go with him to assist with a removal.
What do you think of this? I did not even mention the word “job” and he told me how much there is a need for help in the funeral service industry. I told him that I was to meet as many of the funeral directors in the area as I could and to know the locations of cemeteries within a twenty-mile radius of my home. He invited me back and offered to drive me around and show me the area as well. What do you think Doc? Is this what should of happened? This was just my first opportunity to get out and make a call. I am to go back this coming Monday to meet the owner of the funeral home. I also met the mother of the owner. She was very nice, her name was Ruth. He introduced me to a lady in the office who handles paperwork named Penny.
Needless to say I was pleased with the results. David Colquitt was the Funeral Director that showed me around. He also introduced me to another Director named Greg. He answered many of my questions and offered to answer any questions if he was not too busy at the time. At any rate I did not feel near as nervous when I left as when I went in.
I wanted you to know that while I am working to finish the final units of your program I am also reading the book “The Principles and Practice of Embalming” I am about 50% finished. I find the book very interesting but many points are hard for me to grasp. The points with regard to strengths and amounts are sometimes hard to understand. If you have any suggestions that would make my comprehension a bit easier I invite your thoughts.
me to say thank you for the time you have put into the
CMT program. I completed you program in
September and am now working in the funeral business. It
works just like you said. I am now entering my apprenticeship
stage and will work toward full licensure as a funeral
director/embalmer in my state. Your course gave me
the necessary information to get my foot into the door
of a well-established funeral home and the funeral director
and I work great together. Once
I received my study course Thursday and spent all weekend taking the quizzes and reading. I am so impressed with the material and how you managed to personalize the course with little side notes on the pages. You have also written the material in a way that captures the interest of students like myself. You add in your own personal experiences, and you have set the pages in a "non-monotone" structure. Thank you, Thank you for that!!!!!! There is nothing like getting psyched up to take a course and you start to read the course and after 5 minutes you are dozing off or have lost interest in it.
I have finished the Final Exam and will be sending it back to receive my diploma. I also purchased the books to assist me. In gaining more knowledge to better serve the funeral industry. One of the books I did receive was printed backwards and upside down. Is there a way that I might et a correct book? If you would like to add this e-mail in your guest book, please do so, because I will be telling people about this and especially since I live in Colorado, it's a little easier to break into the field of Mortuary Science.
has really been a pleasure to take this course and I am
hoping to continue on to become a licensed funeral director.
I have already have a few job offers from local funeral
homes thanks to the special instructions in Lesson 7.
J. McCullough, CMT
for this course!!! I have totally enjoyed completing it.
This course has already helped me get a job in Washington
State. Now, I live in Utah, and am interested in a career
in pre-need sales. I especially enjoyed your course because
it covers everything.
took your course about 15 yrs ago and I have worked in
the Nursing field for 24 yrs and I would never go back
to Nursing. Thanks to your course I have a great job in
the Funeral Business now and have had off and on for the
last 10 yrs you all are great there and I hope you keep
doing what you do best. Thanks!
has been a dream for me. I would like to say thanks for
putting an excellent course together, each unit is so informative
and detailed. I have three more units left, I’m
ready to take my place in the funeral service.
years of funeral service experience. I became a certified
Funeral Service Technician in may of 2000 after this is
a good program, thanks for all you have done for me Dr.
C Richardson C.M.T.
course is wonderful! Well worth the time!!!
am a recent graduate of NAMS and would like prospective
students to know how much I enjoyed taking this course
I enrolled mainly to see if I wanted to pursue a career
in this field. I found it very informative. I highly recommend
this course! Also found this site helpful.
am thoroughly enjoying the course. My prior training and
experience includes Death Investigation and Advanced Bereavement
Counselor. His course is giving me a good foundation for
the operational side of the Funeral industry I otherwise
would have no resource to learn. I hope to work in some
capacity when I retire in this field so taking this course
has been extremely helpful. I especially appreciate the
insight regarding customs and proper procedures during
the funeral service, and the Technical Assistance for the
course that is available from your staff if needed by phone.
This course is well worth the time and effort!!
was an enjoyable and complete overall study of mortuary
science. My husband and I enjoyed studying together. Overall
it was a great learning experience. Some units were so
interesting that we were inspired to do further research.
we found your web site. Sincerely,
graduating from your school of mortuary science I gotten
a job and my apprenticeship license. The job is at Jackson-McGill
Funeral Home in Marion, S.C.. Thank you again!
me to say thank you for the time you have put into the
CMT program. I completed your program in September and
am now working in the funeral business. It works just like
you said. I am now entering my apprenticeship stage and
will work toward full licensure as a funeral director/embalmer
in my state. Your course gave me the necessary information
to get my foot into the door of a well established funeral
home and the funeral director and I work great together.
Once again, Thanks!
currently finished my exam and am sending it with this
letter. Your course has helped me tremendously in my quest
to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer. I have
got acquainted with at least ten funeral homes in my area
and have talked to lots of people in the profession. I
have also visited the Marion County coroners office and
Hamilton County coroners office in Indiana. (I live in
Hamilton county) I have watched over twenty embalmings
and have gotten to do several all by myself. I have been
told that I have done great for my first couple of times.
I also have gotten to see at best 4 full posts and have
done two of them by myself!! I really love what I am doing.