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    Brightpoint Community College (formerly John Tyler CC)
    Funeral Services Program

    13101 Route 1 (formerly Jefferson Davis Hwy)
    Chester, VA  23831
    Richard Sikon, Program Director
    Phone: (804) 706-5066
    FAX: (804) 768-6624
    Email: rsikon@brightpoint.edu
    Web: https://www.brightpoint.edu/majors/funeral-services-aas
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate in Applied Science
    Distance Education - YES
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Brightpoint Community College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    81

    40

    29

    28/29

    100%

    0

    100%

    100%

    2021

    76

    39

    37

    37/37

    100%

    1

    100%

    95%

    2020

    44

    27

    17

    17/17

    100%

    1

    88%

    88%



    * Timely graduation = complete program in 1 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.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Brightpoint Community College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    25

     52%

     69%

     

     2022

    22

     50%

    64%

      2021

    20

     55%

     68%

     

     2021

    22

      41%

     57%

    2020

    26

    77%

    73%

     

    2020

    21

    33%

    64%


    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.


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate in Applied Science - Funeral Services

    Initial Accreditation 1973/Last comprehensive review 2019/Next comprehensive review 2026

      Re-accreditation: October 2019 for period of seven (7) years.
      Most recent Accreditation decision:  October 2019 for period of seven (7) years with no stipulations. Important factors in the decision were the efficient response to site visit team comments, the strength of the program assessment plan and the level of institutional support for technology and distance education.

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    Tidewater Community College
    Funeral Service Program
    1700 College Crescent
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453
    Joseph F. Walton, Program Director
    Phone: (757) 822-7074
    FAX: (757) 822-7483
    Email: jwalton@tcc.edu
    Web: www.tcc.edu/funeralservices
    Accredited Degree Offered:  Associate of Applied Science
    Distance Education - No
    Part-time option available - Yes

     PROGRAM INFORMATION - Tidewater Community College

    Year

    Total enrolled

    # of New
    Students

    # of
    Grads

    Timely
    Grad*

    Graduation Rate**

    Did not finish***

    Overall %
    Employed

    Employed
    in FS

    2022

    39

    13

    15

    10/15

    66%

    5

    100%

    100%

    2021

    49

    18

    10

    7/10

    45%

    6

    80%

    80%

    2020

    48

    20

    14

    13/14

    53%

    6

    63%

    79%



    * Timely graduation = complete program in 1 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.


     NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS - Tidewater Community College

    Arts

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     

    Sciences

    Takers

    School
    Pass Rate

    National
    Pass Rate

     2022

    15

     87%

     69%

     

     2022

    13

     92%

    64%

      2021

    12

     67%

     68%

     

     2021

    13

      62%

     57%

    2020

    15

    80%

    73%

     

    2020

    15

    80%

    64%


    School pass rate is based on 1st time test takers within one year of graduation.


    Accreditation
    Program Accredited by ABFSE:  Associate of Applied Science - Funeral Service

    Initial Accreditation 2008/Last comprehensive review 2021 (re-scheduled due  to Covid-19 pandemic)/Next comprehensive review 2027

      Re-accreditation:  June 2021 for period of seven (7) years from last scheduled review (2020)
      Most recent Accreditation decision: June 2021 - re-accreditation for period of 7 years from last scheduled review (2020) with commendations for the strength of the Program Director and Faculty, strong working relationship between Institutional Research and the Funeral Service program and the overall level of support of the program provided by the college.
      -June 2022 - in person follow-up to virtual re-accreditation visit was completed.


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