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Office Administration (2265) (A.S. or A.A.S.)


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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 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.

Office Administration

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.

Internships

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.

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 business managers in Jacksonville are in the $70,000 range.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 63

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)


*Refer to A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .

*Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
*Humanities Credit Hours: 3
*Communications Area B Credit Hours: 3

Suggested Tracks


The following are suggested tracks to be used for advising purposes only.

Note


You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded the associate in science or associate in applied science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science or applied science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA or A.A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative).
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .
  6. Can demonstrate mastery of the Information Literacy Assessment. Refer to the assessment section  for details.
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 the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of 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 (2010/2011) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2015, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2014/2015 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. 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.
  6. Students enrolling in associate in applied science programs must pass all sections of the placement test before award of an A.A.S. degree, regardless of the degree program’s general education requirements.
  7. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  8. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

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