Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania also offers online mortuary science programs. The only difference between on-campus program and the online program is the term lengths. The on-campus program is offered over a fifteen-week trimester while the PIMS online program is offered over an eight-week term.
With the exception of the Restorative Art Laboratory course, the entire program is offered online. Some of the courses offered are Pathology I, Business Law I, Communication Skills, Funeral Management, Embalming Orient/Embalming I, and Ethics.
There are two prerequisites/corequisites that must be completed before students can graduate from the PIMS online program. Students must complete three semester credits for computer science, which includes courses in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and database programs. They must also complete three semester credits of accounting.
Students who take less than the complete schedule of course offerings are charged a tuition rate of $350 per credit. There are also additional charges for lab fees and supplies. Those students who are taking the full schedule are charged $275 per credit, effective January 1, 2011.