This program is designed to prepare students for office support positions of receptionists, administrative assistants, records managers, office supervisors and managers and other office related positions. The program prepares students for immediate employment in a business office and provides training for both first-time job seekers and experienced employees who wish to advance in their careers.
Graduates of specific programs at Orange County Tech Centers and TECO may be eligible for the award of credit in specific courses in this program. For information and requirements, visit the Valencia Web site at valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm to view the articulation agreements. Eligible students should contact the related academic department and/or Career Program Advisor at Valencia for the award of credit.
Students who have earned the CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) or CAP (Certified Administrative Professional) certification, may also be eligible to receive credit for certain courses in this program. For information and requirements, visit the Valencia Web site atvalenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm to view the Alternative Award of Credit agreement and complete a request form. To have the credit awarded, students should bring the required documentation to the Dean’s academic department for verification and approval.
Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning. For more information, visit:http://valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/business/oa.cfm
Students are strongly encouraged to consult a Career Program Advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.
All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.