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Technical Certificate

Office Management (6359)

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.

Earning the Office Management technical certificate will lead to satisfying work as an administrative support clerk, office assistant, junior administrative assistant or records management specialist. The computer, customer service, and math skills you learn will make you a valuable member of any business office team. If you’re already working, the additional training will enhance your abilities and potential to advance.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Credits earned in this program can be applied towards the A.S./A.A.S. degree in Office Administration.

Estimated tuition is $1,793 (for Florida residents as of 7/06). Estimated cost of books, materials and fees is $500.

Office Management (6359)

Professional Courses
OST 1100 Keyboarding/Introduction to Word
CGS 1570 Microcomputer Applications 3
  or CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for
  Business and Economics (4)
OST 1581 Professional Development in the Work
OST 1324 Business Mathematics 3
OST 1384 Introduction to Customer Service 3
OST 1355 Introduction to Information and
Records Management
OST 2771 Word Processing I 3
OST 1108 Keyboard Speed/Skill Building 3
OST 2501 Office Systems Management 3
  Credit Hours 27

Total Credit Hours: 27

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.


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