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 two specialty tracks: Office Management or Medical Office. Students who wish to add a second area of specialization after completing a degree should pursue the technical certificate in that area.
Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science
This program leads to an A.S. or A.A.S. degree in Office Administration, which prepares you for immediate employment as a highly skilled administrative assistant, executive secretary, office coordinator, supervisor, or general office manager. In addition to office systems and computer software, you’ll learn to work with office budgets, spreadsheets, and human resources issues. The program includes customer service and business communications fundamentals.
This program includes an internship to help you enter or advance in the job market as soon as you graduate.
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.
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 business managers in Jacksonville are in the $70,000 range.
This program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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