On behalf of the faculty and staff of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service (AAMI), I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and present you with the institution’s academic program.

AAMI has a rich history both as a pioneer and leader in funeral service education.  Our greatest strength is our ability to deliver the curriculum created by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) to students in a clear, concise format that is the fundamental basis for a career in funeral service.

AAMI offers its funeral service associate degree program in two-formats: (1) the campus program, which is for students who want to attend full-time at the campus, and (2) the online program which is meant to serve students who wish to attend the institution in a part-time or full-time capacity.

On-campus classes are conducted in the heart of New York City.  The format is a traditional lecture approach that requires the crucial learning disciplines of notetaking, organization, and proper study skills.  The focus is on the delivery of the ABFSE curriculum with the use of real-world examples based on the extensive experiences of faculty.

The online program is identical to the on-campus program in the courses offered, course content and graduation requirements.  It is meant to serve as a part-time option for those who are unable to physically attend the campus and a modified full-time option. It requires organizational planning and discipline but offers flexibility that some prospective students may require or appreciate.

Both programs require the completion of 69 credits of prescribed courses.

I hope as you examine AAMI as a potential option for entry into the funeral service profession, you come to understand our vision is one that is student focused.  Our staff and faculty are committed professionals who are excited to guide students through the first step of entering a fulfilling industry centered on compassion, care, and reverence.

Thank you and know that you are welcome at AAMI!

Don Cymbor