Des Moines Area Community College
Mortuary Science Program
2006 South Ankeny
Ankeny, IA 50023
Kevin E. Patterson, Program Chair
Phone (515) 964-6244
FAX (515) 965-7082
Web Site: http://funeral.dmacc.edu
Accredited Degree Offered: Associate degree and Advanced Standing Diploma
Education - YES
Part-time option available - Yes
* Timely graduation = complete program in 1½ times designated program length.
** Graduation rate reflects cohort graduation rate (% of students from original cohort completing in the designated year)
*** Left before completing the program; did not finish.
School pass rate is based on 1st time test takers within one year of graduation.
Contact the program directly for information regarding success of Distance Education graduates.
Program Accredited by ABFSE: Associate degree and Advanced Standing Diploma - Mortuary Science
Initial Accreditation 2005/Last comprehensive review 2021/Next comprehensive review 2028
Re-accreditation: April 2022 for period of seven (7) years.
Most recent Accreditation decisions: October 2016 - new associate degree added to program offerings.
-April 2022 - Program re-accredited for a period of seven (7) years with no stipulations.
COA recognized the strength of the faculty and college leadership in general, financial support for the program and an exemplary assessment plan.