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  Feb 21, 2020
 
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] 
    
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] [Archived Catalog]

Office Support (6100)


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The Office Administration program enables students to gain skills and knowledge of computer software, office systems, office budgets, customer service and human resources necessary in managing today’s automated offices. Career paths include jobs such as administrative assistant, executive secretary, general office manager, office clerk and receptionist.

There are four options within this program:

Students may choose to pursue an A.S. or A.A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Students may complete a degree in only one of the three specialty tracks: Office Administration, Medical Office or Office Software Applications. Students who wish to add a second area of specialization after completing a degree should pursue the technical certificate in that area.

Office Support

Technical Certificate

Where do you see yourself in a business office? Would you like to sit at the front desk, greeting callers and visitors and answering their questions? You may prefer to work behind the scenes as a data entry clerk. Your first choice might be to handle customer inquiries over the telephone and process service transactions. After completing the Office Support certificate program, you’ll be qualified for any of these vital, well-paid positions. If you’re presently employed, the supplemental training will increase your knowledge and help you progress in your career.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement

Jacksonville is a city committed to economic development. Organizations are growing and relocating here, and the demand for qualified administrative professionals is high. Florida State College graduates have a track record for rapid placement. Opportunities are especially strong in customer service, hospital administration, law firms, religious organizations, real estate firms, government offices, car dealerships, hotels, schools, sports teams, libraries, transportation and manufacturing.

Annual Salaries

Entry level salaries in a general office position begin at about $20,000 and can go to the mid-$30,000s with experience. Customer service representatives and legal assistants begin at about $30,000, executive assistants can exceed $40,000 and with further training, business managers in Jacksonville are in the $70,000 range.

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Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 12

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on all courses attempted at Florida State College.
  2. Completed the required courses as set forth in the College catalog or as approved by the assistant dean of the area.
  3. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  4. Completed at least one–fourth of the total hours required for a certificate in residence at Florida State College. Before students may graduate, they must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the College term in which students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2009/2010) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2014, or they will be required to consult with their academic program to determine the appropriate active catalog placement. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.

Articulation


Credits earned in this program can be applied towards the Office Administration (2265) (A.S. or A.A.S.)  degree.

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