LFCC Offering Pre-Funeral Services Program

For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2015

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Informational session about program being offered on January 29, 2015

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is now offering a Career Studies Certificate in Health Science with a focus on Funeral Services. This course of study is the first step in preparing students for a Funeral Services degree. LFCC is offering this certificate, which can be completed in two semesters, because individuals in the region have shown interest in this field of study.


A completed certificate in the pre-funeral services program at LFCC makes a student eligible for an associate degree in Funeral Services at John Tyler Community College (JTCC) in Chester, VA. A partnership was forged between LFCC and JTCC, to help students move through the curriculum in a relatively seamless fashion. “If students complete course requirements at LFCC, those credits can transfer to JTCC to fulfill the first two semesters of the Associate of Applied Science Degree,” explained Dr. Edith Kennedy, Associate Dean of Instruction at LFCC’s Fauquier Campus. She continued by saying, “Students may then take the remaining courses from JTCC, mostly online with a cohort of other LFCC students.” Weekend classes will be offered for courses that require a more hands on approach; so traveling outside the area is minimized.


Those interested in the program should attend an informational session on January 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. on the LFCC Fauquier Campus. The address is 6480 College Street, Warrenton, VA. For more information, contact May Durkovic at 540-351-1520 or email, [email protected]

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.