MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE | NORTH
  Joseph Finocchiaro, CFSP
    Funeral Service Education Program
       
    GENERAL INFORMATION

 
Joseph R. Finocchiaro, CFSP
"Professor Fin"
Program Coordinator
Funeral Service Education Program
Deparment of Biology, Health & Wellness, & Funeral Service Education
Phone: 305-237-1782
E-mail: jfinocch@mdc.edu

North Campus
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167

   
    COURSES TAUGHT
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
STUDY MATERIALS
FUNERAL HOME OBSERVATIONS
TOOLS FOR CONSUMERS
CLASS SCHEDULES
CURRICULUM & ADVISING
 
FSE 1000 Introduction to Funeral Service
FSE 1080 Funeral Law
FSE 2060 Funeral Directing
FSE 2061 Thanatology
FSE 2100 Embalming 1 Lecture
FSE 2100L Embalming 1 Laboratory
FSE 2120 Restorative Art
FSE 2120L Restorative Art Lab
FSE 2160 Funeral Service Pathology
FSE 2140 Embalming 2 Lecture
FSE 2140 Embalming 2 Laboratory
FSE 2200 Funeral Service Accounting
FSE 2201 Funeral Home Operations
FSE 2202 Funeral Home Management
FSE 2203 Funeral Home Applications
FSE 2931/FSE 2932 Professional Review
     
    OFFICE SCHEDULE (Spring, 2015-2)
   
Monday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday By Appointment Only
     
    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
   
E.J.D., Small Business Law, Concord Law School (In Progress)

M.M. Music Performance, University of South Florida, 2006

B.M. Music Performance, University of South Florida, 2004

A.S. Funeral Service Education, St. Petersburg College, 2007

A.A. Business / Political Science, St. Petersburg College, 1995

     
    EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
   
Information cannot just be educational, it has to have a practical application in the industry, and it absolutely has to be delivered in a format that is conducive to good learning and retention. My teaching style is a combination of Bill Nye, Jon Stewart, Jim Belushi, Robin Williams, and John Pinette. 
     
    CURRENT PROJECTS
   
iTunes University
I am creating easily accessible study and review material for funeral service students to access via iTunes University so that they may better prepare for their National Board Examinations.

Podcasts
I am current creating podcasts for funeral service students, industry professionals and consumers on a variety of topics that affect funeral service education, funeral service practice, and consumer advocacy. Stay tuned for more details and links!
     
     INTERESTS & HOBBIES
   
UNDER CONSTRUCTION

     
    ONLINE RESOURCES / LINKS
    The American Board of Funeral Service Education
The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
The Florida Division of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Professor Fin's Facebook Page
Department of Veterans Affairs Funeral Director Resource Page
     
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