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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  May 22, 2022
 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Office Assistant (5905) (W.C.)


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Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)

You can build a successful career as a receptionist, general office clerk, or office assistant through this well-rounded program. You will acquire broad, transferable skills and a thorough understanding of topics which are essential in office support services: planning; business communications; finance; technical and production skills; customer service skills. This program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in any of these occupations.

A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.

This program does not provide a Florida state workforce certificate but does provide a Florida State College at Jacksonville certificate.

Mission/Purpose

The mission of the Office Assistant workforce certificate program is to educate, train, and prepare students for careers in business office environments. Through applied classroom and lab experiences, the program enables students to achieve the level of proficiency in communication, critical thinking, keyboarding, computer application, and teamwork skills required for entry-level office support positions.

Application Procedure

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida’s designated exit score will be required to complete the Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress .

Students in this program should be advised by the program manager before enrolling in courses.

Need More Information?

Call (904) 633-8380

Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE)


Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take the following courses:

Graduation Requirements


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

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed clock hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total clock hours required for a certificate’s program requirements at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.
  5. Students must earn a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score that meets or exceeds the program’s exit requirement, if applicable.

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

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (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. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or co-requisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

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