Community College Jobs
 

Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon sees increased numbers of female students enrolling in its funeral service education program

 
The Oregon
 

Mt. Hood Community College President Michael Hay

Mt. Hood Community College's funeral service education program began in 1969 with only male students, and it remained that way for decades.

Now the school, the only one of its kind in Oregon, is mirroring drastic changes seen nationwide. Two-thirds of the students in the MHCC program are female -- much like the trend nationwide, where more than half of mortuary science program graduates are women and the number of female funeral directors is increasing.

Additionally, the program is seeing its increasing enrollment grow more racially diverse.

That all adds up to a debunking of the stereotypical funeral director, or as program student Casandra Hardman describes it: tall, lanky, emotionless and usually male.

"We're more caring than it appears in the movies," said Hardman, 22.

She is among the 25 women listed in the program for fall 2012. The other 12 were male. At 67.6 percent female, the school surpasses the national average of slightly more than 50 percent.

The community college, with locations in Gresham and Portland, offers classes in managing funeral homes, embalming, grief counseling, anatomy and accounting. Second-year students receive hands-on training during Mock Funeral Arrangements, an annual event that will be held Feb. 19 at the school's Gresham campus.
Full Story
 
Read more of today's top stories>>
 
 
 
 
Related Jobs
 
Find More Jobs Like This View All Jobs
 
Coyotes (Students) at Work

Coordinator Student Life - Coleman College Job Description   Coordinator Student Life - Coleman College...

MC - Student Assistant I - Computer Lab CS-208 (M69999) Job TitleMC - Student Assistant I - Computer Lab CS-208 (M69999)Posting...

Student Resources Coordinator, Office of Student Life and Conduct Professional ServicesLimited Benefit (Contingency) For...

Student Development Specialist Position...

 


Related community college News

Archive




 
Community College Jobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook
Google Plus
 
About Community College Jobs
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
College Profiles
 
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2010 Community College Jobs - All Rights Reserved.