Hocking College & Excelsior Community College Degree Completion Pathway Office Administration

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Two Degrees in 2 years – An Amazing Opportunity!

Hocking College (USA) and Excelsior Community College (Jamaica) have entered into a partnership that provides a pathway for ECC students to earn a degree from Excelsior Community College and Hocking College in two (2) years. Students have dual credentials, one degree from Jamaica and one degree from the United States of America.

How Does the Degree Pathway Program Work?

Step One:        ECC students enroll in the Office Administration degree program in Jamaica.
Step Two:        ECC students submit an admissions application to Hocking College
Step Three:     ECC students take a series of courses in Jamaica or online taught by Hocking College faculty.
Step Four:       ECC students travel to Hocking College and take courses for 8-weeks in the summer
Step Five:     ECC students graduate and earn a degree from both Excelsior Community College and Hocking College upon successful completion of all required course work.

Your Opportunities

Skilled Office Assistants are an integral part of today's business environment and opportunities for advancement are better than ever.

The Office Administration degree program provides an opportunity for you to achieve superior administrative office skills needed to meet the ever-changing demands of the office environment. This office management training program encompasses the integration of 21st Century workforce skills by emphasizing communication, information management and administrative procedures vital for success in today's business office.

Students in the Office Administration program will obtain abilities and skills that apply to numerous areas of the administrative office. Some of these skills include extensive computer training in numerous software packages, QuickBooks, records management, human resources, sales, marketing, customer service, administration and management.

As part of the Office Administration degree program, students have the opportunity to enhance career and professional development by integrating both classroom study and work experience by completing an office practicum in a professional office setting. Many students have gained full-time employment at their practicum site following graduation.

The following outcomes are skills, behaviours, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Office Administration:
•    Manages records, budgets, and finances for the fiscal operations of a business or organization.
•    Creates and modifies professional documents and media for internal and external office publication.
•    Demonstrates the ability to prioritize, research, and present office projects.
•    Utilizes knowledge of appropriate technologies/software packages (Microsoft Office, Google Applications, QuickBooks, Social Media, etc.) to perform administrative office tasks.
•    Demonstrates effective management of relationships with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders in an office setting.

As a graduate of the Office Administration program, you will have a broad base of skills which allow you to work in many office settings including corporate offices, small businesses, schools, hospitals, government offices, legal offices and medical offices.
This program will prepare you for a career as an office manager, administrative assistant, word processor, records management assistant, data entry specialist and virtual assistant.

Prospective Earnings
The median annual Executive Assistant salary in United States is $63,054, (J$8,701,452) as of July 31, 2018, with a range usually between $56,110–$71,199 or J$8,701,452 – $9,245,470. However this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors.