Office Specialist (6101)
There was a time when secretaries had to type like rolling thunder and excel in shorthand. Today, your title is apt to be administrative assistant rather than secretary, the emphasis is on technology instead of stenography and Excel has a whole new meaning. CEOs and management count on office administrators to keep day-to-day tasks flowing smoothly. In return, you can count on stable employment, outstanding benefits, and excellent income potential with rapid advancement, especially for those who go on to earn a degree.
You can enter any office with confidence after
completing the Office Specialist program. Records management,
computer skills, customer service basics, and business math are
covered. Youll have the knowledge and skills needed to become
a dependable office systems specialist, general office staff assistant,
or support clerk. If youre already in the workforce, you
can improve your skill level and job performance.
Florida Community College partners with leading commercial and medical organizations throughout N.E. Florida. Your program is geared to meet their projected growth. Business leaders give master classes on our campuses, hold presentations and job fairs.
This technical certificate is included as an option within the Office
Administration degree 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
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.
Jacksonville is a city committed to economic development. Organizations are growing and relocating here, and the demand for qualified administrative professionals is high. Florida Community 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 with further training, business managers in Jacksonville are in the $70,000 range.
Credits earned in this program can be applied to the A.S./A.A.S.
degree in Office
Estimated tuition is $1,196 (for Florida residents, based on fees
as of 7/06). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).
Office Specialist (6101)
||Keyboarding/Introduction to Word
| or CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for
Business and Economics (4)
||Professional Development in the Work
||Introduction to Customer Service
||Introduction to Information and
||Word Processing I
Total Credit Hours: 18
Please see the technical certificate Graduation