Associate in Science
The mission of the Associate in Science (A.S.) in Office Administration degree program is to educate, train, and prepare students for successful careers working in technologically advanced business office environments. Through applied, hands-on, and internship experiences, the programs enable students to achieve a level of proficiency in communication, critical thinking, keyboarding, computer application, time management, and teamwork skills that is required for employment as well as advancement in administrative support positions.
This program leads to an 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.
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.
A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.
Three technical certificates are available within this degree program: Office Support (6100) (T.C.) , Office Specialist (6101) (T.C.) , and Office Management (6359) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.
Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate as a result of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.
This program includes an internship to help you enter or advance in the job market as soon as you graduate.
Jacksonville is a city committed to economic development. 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.
The A.S. Office Administration degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP only accredits degree programs, not certificates.
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