mortuary science school

topic posted Mon, February 28, 2005 - 2:10 PM by  MaryLee
any good ass mortuary science school's in cali? i wanted to go to san francisco college of ms, but instead i go to fresno state.

does anyone here have a career in the mortuary sciences?...tell me all about it!
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    Sun, September 4, 2005 - 11:25 AM
    I am an apprentice embalmer in Northern Cali. There are two schools in California to go to. I went to Cypress College of Mortuary Science in Orange County California. The program was originally located in LA (1920's - 1970's) then moved to Cypress. They have an excellent staff and great prep room facilities. You can look up Cypress Community College on the net. The newest one (which replace the San Francisco College) is located in Sacramento (Sucto). It is called American River College. Those are the only two. I would recommend Cypress. What is nice is that they are C.C. so it's not that expensive. For more information of the industry you can also go to or If you have any other questions about the field or other I'd be more that happy to answer them. Hope all is well.

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      Tue, September 6, 2005 - 7:46 PM
      I am a new one here, One of my sons is going to school for a career into mortuary sciences and I am happy for him "I Think!!??" and I just hope that he will be happy with it. I know almost nothing about it and I kinda like to know what he will be in for.
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        Wed, September 7, 2005 - 3:43 PM
        Your son will be in for alot. The classes range from anatomy to restorative art; death & dying to grief couseling. I had a great time at my college. I still love my work. The best thing about my job is when there is a viewing and they say "my mom/dad looked so peaceful or beutiful" and I know they have had the opportunity to pay their respects and start a healthy grieving process knowing that their loved one is at peace. I'm sure he'll be fine.
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    Mon, January 16, 2006 - 2:10 PM
    There are two Mort Sci Colleges in Cali.

    #1: Cypress College School of Mortuary Science (CC), in Cypress, CA (Orange County.... near Disneyland!)

    #2: American River College of Mortuary Science (CC), in Sacramento, CA (Our beloved capital)

    The college in San Francisco closed down about 2 years ago. Both of these colleges are Community Colleges so they will be much more affordable than San Francisco was. I think with books, tuition and supplies it was about $2500 to go to Cypress.... I highly recommend Cypress College.
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      Mon, January 16, 2006 - 2:12 PM
      I just realized I already replied to this thread a while back.... I really need to scroll down.... I am such a git! I just have one thing to say........"D'oh!"

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