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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Jan 19, 2019
 
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019] 
  
2018-2019 Catalog [Aug. 2018-Aug. 2019]

Office Assistant (5905) (W.C.)


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Workforce Certificate (PSAV/Clock Hour program)

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.

The 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, including planning, business communications, finance, technical and production skills, and 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 coursework.

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

Application Procedure

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student's completion of the program. In order to earn the Workforce Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or quality for a TABE waiver. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record.  For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation in basic skills through Adult Education.

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

Need More Information? Contact:

(904) 381-3704 or asofficeadmin@fscj.edu

Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAE)


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

Graduation Requirements


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

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn the required number of 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 as a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  5. 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 pay 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 (2018/2019) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2018/2019 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 pre-requisite requirements and/or co-requisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

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