A.S. Degree, Administrative Office Management
Administrative Office Management Associate in Science
Major Code : OSTMS-AS
Educational Plan: OSTMS-AS
Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Administrative Office Management prepares students for careers as office managers, administrative assistants and virtual aides. Students learn to work efficiently and effectively by mastering office management techniques and computer applications. Office procedures, corporate culture, etiquette, ethics, team dynamics, leadership skills, time management, records management, business communication, customer support, accounting and technology proficiencies are also emphasized.
Students who successfully complete this degree program, including the 9 credit hours of electives in insurance, are prepared for entry into the industry as a Customer Service Agent or an Account Manager for an independent insurance agency.
Administrative and office management professionals are often the lifeline of an organization. Utilizing detailed organizational skills, they support all levels of a company by scheduling meetings; making travel arrangements; researching, preparing and distributing reports and managing sensitive information related to budgets, personnel and corporate communications.
Graduates of this program are employed as:
- Administrative Assistants
- Executive Assistants
- Office Managers
- Office Supervisors
- Virtual Office Coordinators
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Employment in this field is expected to grow by 12 percent (about as fast as average) through 2020 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics).
College Credit Certificates
Students pursuing this degree also may obtain the following college credit certificates:
- Accounting Applications Technical Certificate
- Accounting Operations Technical Certificate
- Accounting Specialist Technical Certificate
- Office Management Technical Certificate
- Office Specialist Technical Certificate
- Office Support Technical Certificate
Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field and/or transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to a college or university should consult with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all entry requirements for the baccalaureate program of their choice.
Graduates of this program are qualified to earn the following industry certifications:
- Certification for Legal Professionals, (Accredited Legal Secretary—ALS), The Association for Legal Professionals, (TAFLP001)
- Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), International Association of Administrative Professionals, (AOAP001)
- Certified Professional Secretary, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
- Microsoft Office Master, Microsoft Corp., (MICRO017)
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Bundle Certification (3 out of 5—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, or Outlook), Microsoft Corp., (MICRO069)
Additional industry certifications may be available for college credit certificate programs.
Choose 9 credits from the following list:
Humanities General Education course
Mathematics or Science General Education Course (MAC 1105 is recommended for students wishing to pursue the B.S. in Business & Information Management)
Social Science General Education course
Completion of the Seminole State College Associate Degree, including the 9 credit hours of insurance instruction listed, meet the minimum statutory requirements for the Department of Financial Services to waive the examinations for four license types (three licenses). Required electives are RMI 2662 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, RMI 2110 Personal Insurance Planning, and RMI 2212 Personal and Business Property insurance. The licenses students will qualify for are the 4-40 Customer Service Representative License, the 20-44 Personal Lines Agent License, and the 2-15 Health & Life Agent (Including Annuities & Variable Contracts) License. In order to qualify for the exemption, a student must complete the 3 RMI courses listed along with any other requirements necessary to be awarded a degree. The three RMI courses must be completed as part of an awarded degree. Note: Students are encouraged to review the State of Florida rules pertaining to insurance licensing prior to enrolling in any RMI courses.
If you choose a Science General Education course, due to state law, you must also complete any college developmental mathematics course(s) if you are non-exempt and if any were required by your entry-level test scores, before you can be awarded an associate degree.
Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.
Mathematics General Education course MAC 1105 is recommended for students pursuing the B.S. in Business & Information Management (BIM) degree.
Students with a baccalaureate degree or an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will be considered to have met general education requirements for this degree program.
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.