Office Support - Certificate Program
In just one full-time semester, you can earn an Office Support Certificate from EFSC, providing an instant career boost or the certificate can be a stepping stone toward a college degree. The four courses equip you with the necessary skills for various business office settings.
If you're interested in a career in business administration or making the switch from another field, this certificate will connect you with the professional skills, practical experience, and technical knowledge needed to enter the workforce confidently.
The Office Support Certificate is completed 100% online, giving you the flexibility to study at your own pace. You can even work while attending school, if needed.
This certificate's courses are also part of EFSC's Office Administration A.S. degree, which can further enhance your career prospects in fields like business, government, healthcare, law, and industry.
Office Support Certificate - Course Curriculum
In this certificate program, you'll complete four courses that cover the essential aspects of a modern office environment. These courses will introduce you to common themes, issues, tasks, and technology used in offices today.
Office Support Certificate - Admissions Information
If you're interested in the Office Support CCC, you can apply through Eastern Florida's general admissions process. The program allows for ongoing enrollment, so you can apply and start classes in any term. The program does not require any placement testing or have general education requirements, but we do recommend that you have above-average grades in high school English because of the emphasis on business communication.
If you've completed or are currently taking eligible Brevard Public Schools business courses at your high school, you may be eligible to receive advanced standing credit toward your certificate. Plus, if you hold certain industry certifications, you may be eligible for free college credit through an articulation agreement.
If either the high school credit or industry certification options apply to you, you could save both time and money, so be sure to contact the program advisor for individualized guidance.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
If you're an in-state student, the tuition for this certificate is around $1,250. However, please note that this amount doesn't cover additional expenses like lab fees and course materials.
While Federal financial aid isn't available for this program due to its short length, there are other options to consider. You may be eligible for support through Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, Florida Prepaid, or the Nelnet Payment Plan. Additionally, qualifying students can apply for Veterans Educational Benefits, Titan Scholarships provided by the EFSC Foundation, or scholarships offered by external organizations. These additional funding sources can help make your education even more affordable.
College Courses You Would Take
This certificate program consists of 12 credit-hours and provides a solid foundation for starting a career in an office environment. Here are the classes you'll be taking:
Covers topics like managing files in current operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and more.
Increases your speed and accuracy in keyboarding skills as you format memos, letters, reports, and tables in a business setting using popular word processing software.
Teaches the skills, attitudes, and thinking patterns needed to earn stakeholder satisfaction and loyalty, raising your personal excellence as an employee and as an individual.
Shows you how to write effective business letters, memos, and reports while developing communication techniques for promoting and maintaining good human relations.
Why Study Office Support at EFSC?
Use Your Skills in the Workforce
As a graduate of this certificate program, you'll have gained valuable skills in computer fluency, typing, customer service, business communication, and professional development. These skills will make you a valuable asset in the workforce right away! With this certificate, you can pursue entry-level job opportunities, such as office assistant, customer service representative, or office clerk. It opens doors to a multitude of employment possibilities.
Take the Next Step in Your Education
Depending on your schedule, whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, you can typically complete this online program in one semester. The Office Support CCC can be pursued as a standalone certificate, or its credits can count toward EFSC's Office Administration A.S. degree. If you choose to go on to earn the A.S. degree, it can seamlessly transition to one of EFSC's Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science specializations, which are designed for easy transfer for Associate in Science graduates.
Level Up With Industry Certifications
Obtaining professional certifications can make your résumé stand out, increase job security, and potentially lead to higher salaries. At EFSC, you have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification test, which is highly valuable for individuals pursuing a career in office administration. This certification can validate your skills and expertise in using Microsoft Office applications, making you even more attractive to potential employers.
Related Degree and Certificate Programs
If you're considering the Office Support Certificate, you might also want to explore other business programs at EFSC.