ORIENTATION

Orientation for all new students will take place before the beginning of each semester. The purpose of this orientation is to familiarize the new student with the policies and procedures of AAMI. Each student will receive a Student Handbook and policies will be reviewed.


BOOKSTORE

All AAMI students, whether campus or online, should order textbooks for their classes through Akademos, our online bookstore. To order your textbooks, have a credit card ready and click on the following:  www.aami.textbookx.com


DRESS CODE

AAMI expects you to take pride in your personal appearance and hygiene by presenting a clean, neat appearance and to dress and adhere to the requirements as outlined in the Student Handbook. Personal grooming and a businesslike appearance are vital to each student’s success in the funeral service profession.

Students are not allowed to wear jeans, sweatpants, sweatshirts, tee shirts, spandex and athletic wear while on campus or engaged elsewhere in AAMI activities.


STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Extracurricular activities are encouraged and often provide the necessary stimulus for improved scholarship. These activities are initiated through students and vary from year to year according to student interests. Class planning and organization of social functions and other activities offer opportunity for development of leadership qualities which can be extended into future professional life. For online students, extracurricular activities are available in their communities and during Capstone.


LIBRARY

Students who are studying or doing reference work in the library must be afforded consideration by other students. During the library periods, certain reference books and all bound periodicals are issued by the librarian for use in the library only.

A Student I.D. or picture I.D. is REQUIRED to take out library books, video and audio tapes. There is a fee of twenty-five cents ($.25) per day for overdue books.

The Librarian will make photocopies for you. You will need to see her in advance of when you need it. She will give you a time to pick up your copies. Copies are ten cents ($.10) a page (8 1/2 x 11) and fifteen cents ($.15) for legal sized black and white copies.

The Library Handbook is located in the Library.


LOUNGE

Eating and Drinking

Food MAY NOT BE CONSUMED in the classrooms or laboratories. If you wish to eat on the premises, you may use the student lounge. Garbage MUST be placed in waste receptacles and beverage cups emptied in the washrooms prior to disposal. ALL spills are to be taken care of by the students. The microwave and counters must be kept clean at all times. Failure to follow these rules will cause this privilege to be suspended.


COMPUTER LAB

The purpose of the technology provided at AAMI is to enhance the experience of the student and to better prepare him/her for a career in funeral service upon completion of the program.

Students and alumni (with approval of the AAMI administration) will have use of the computer lab for the purpose of research, completing classroom assignments and preparing resumes for gaining employment in funeral service.

The complete Computer Usage Policy can be found in the Student Handbook as Appendix F.


EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Job opportunities brought to the attention of AAMI are referred to interested students and alumni. This service is maintained without expense to either the employer or employee. Availability of positions in funeral service and related fields vary with economic conditions, geographic location and other factors. Therefore, students should use their own initiative in securing job interviews.

AAMI cannot guarantee placement or employment for its students or graduates.

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THE FUNERAL SERVICE OATH

I do solemnly swear by that which I hold most sacred; That I shall be loyal to the Funeral Service Profession, and just and generous to its members;

That I shall not let the constant relationship and familiarity with death give me cause to yield to carelessness or to violate my obligation to society or to the dignity of my profession.

That I shall obey the Civil Laws;

That I shall not divulge professional confidences;

And that I shall be faithful to those who have placed their trust in me.

and may I be respected by all people for all time.