Funeral Service

If you’re a compassionate person who seeks a career that combines science and helping others through difficult times, a career as a funeral director could be for you. Gain comprehensive skills in embalming, grief studies, business management, cultural funeral practices and more. This shared program with Milwaukee Area Technical College allows you to start your Funeral Service associate degree at Gateway and earn 30 credits before completing your degree at MATC. Space at MATC is limited to three seats annually.

  • You can conveniently complete your general education and certain science requirements at Gateway—online or in-person—allowing you to adapt your courses to your busy schedule. 
  • As you complete your degree at MATC, you’ll benefit from hands-on lab work, field trips, internships and learning from experts in the field. 
  • Your classroom experience goes beyond the traditional setup and includes embalming labs, conference and merchandising rooms, and a funeral chapel. 
  • Upon earning your Funeral Service associate degree, you’ll be eligible to take the National Board Exam for funeral directors.
Program Credits




Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $5,016
Books & Supplies: N/A

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

Salary Outlook