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A leader in funeral service education since 1882!

As embalming developed into a respected trade during the Civil War, it became necessary to standardize the embalming process and train embalmers in a school setting. To meet this need, our founder 约瑟夫·亨利·克拉克 established the Clarke School of Embalming in 1882 and would eventually become known as the “father of American embalming schools.”

克拉克学校

While Clarke was working as a casket salesman for the Whitewater Valley Coffin Company, he became aware of the need for improved methods of preserving human bodies. To learn more, he enrolled in an anatomy course taught by Dr. C. M. 卢肯斯看着 普尔特医学院, located at the corner of Seventh and Mound Street in 辛辛那提. 克拉克和卢肯斯很合得来, and eventually they created a school of embalming where they demonstrated arterial embalming techniques using newly developed embalming chemicals.

The first class was organized Monday, March 8, 1882. 只持续六天, each of the seven students received intensive training in the amphitheater of 普尔特医学院 in 辛辛那提. With the class being a success, five subsequent classes were organized during the remainder of 1882. To broaden student knowledge and stimulate interest in the school, Mr. Clarke and his colleagues took their teachings to Philadelphia, 纽约市, and Boston where his ventures proved prosperous. (Coincidentally, 1882 was also the founding year for the National Funeral Directors Association.) 克拉克防腐学院 was founded as a permanent institution of learning and renamed 辛辛那提 College of Embalming in 1909. 学院在 综合医院 in 1915.

多瑙改革课程

In 1909 upon Clarke’s retirement, 查尔斯·阿. Dhonau 买下了学院. Having a high regard for the educational and licensing system, Dhonau pursued his vision of becoming an educator to improve and expand mortuary education. 在20世纪20年代. Dhonau was a pioneer in developing an expanded curriculum and was instrumental in the organization of the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), which was established to evaluate mortuary science programs. In 1933, with an expanding curriculum, the college moved into an independent, remodeled building at Reading道3200号. 它在那里呆了46年.

辛辛那提 College of Mortuary Science

After developing a cooperative academic program together with the University of 辛辛那提 in 1966 Mr. Dhonau subsequently renamed the college 辛辛那提 College of Mortuary Science. The 辛辛那提 Foundation for Mortuary Education, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support the college, was established which to this day functions as the college’s financial foundation. 当多瑙退休时, Dr. 乔治Sleichter, a faculty member of 40 years, became Director of the institution (1970-1975). Dr. Sleichter’s resigned in 1976 for health reasons and Mr. 大卫·菲茨西蒙斯 was appointed the 4th President of CCMS(1976-1986).

In 1977, the college established 2 and 4 year programs partnering with Edgecliff大学 and relocating onto their campus at 2220 Victory Parkway. In 1987, Edgecliff consolidated with Xavier University and CCMS was moved into 泽维尔是一个.B. 科恩中心 where it remained until 1995 when sixteen acres of land was purchased in Finneytown, 俄亥俄州和一个新的, modern building was constructed at 645 W. Northbend Rd.

CCMS获得认证

In 1980, CCMS received authorization from the Ohio Regents to award the 应用科学副学士 degree, and in 1982 it received accreditation of that degree by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1986, CCMS became the first private college of mortuary science in the nation to be authorized to award the 太平间学学士 degree. In 1987, CCMS was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association and by the American Board of Funeral Service Education at the bachelor’s degree level. CCMS has maintained both its regional and professional accreditations to this day.

目前的校园

The design of the current building remains specific to the education and training of funeral service students. 学生享有宽敞的, 现代学习环境, equipped to enhance 实践经验, with its own embalming and gross clinical laboratory complex. With a focus in hands-on applications and clinical/restorative art lab training, construction of the new building was completed with the intention of creating a venue where students apply practical applications to develop confidence and competence in all aspects of funeral service.

130多年来, CCMS continues to deliver a high standard of excellence in comprehensive curriculum, 实践经验, and overall student satisfaction. We invite you to stop in at 645 W. 北本德路., 辛辛那提, Ohio if you are ever in the area!

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