60 Credits | 2 Years
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Online, Rice Lake*, Superior*, and the Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith* Outreach Centers
*Combination of Online, Your Choice, In Person or ITV (Interactive Television) instruction. Select courses are available at the WITC Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.
Career Cluster: Business Management
The Administrative Professional program prepares you to be successful in a variety of industries: health, education, business, for-profit, non-profit, industry and more. You will develop your software/hardware knowledge, administrative/organizational skills and interpersonal communications in order to provide top-notch administrative support in your organization. This foundation prepares you for many career opportunities and gives you transferable credits to continue your education.
Many of the skill subjects are competency based and available through alternate delivery methods. You can earn a living and earn your degree pretty much anytime, anywhere that fits your schedule. Once you have your WITC degree, you can couple it with work experience and further education to advance into supervisory or managerial positions.
Employers will expect Administrative Professional graduates to be able to:
- Demonstrate effective workplace communications
- Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
- Perform routine administrative procedures
- Manage administrative projects
- Maintain internal and external relationships
- Model professionalism in the workplace
WITC graduates are true professionals and lifelong learners. Career-oriented graduates can work their way into advanced positions. Some graduates also choose to continue their education at a university or four-year college.
Completing your Administrative Professional degree will open doors to a new career field for you.
If you already work in an office setting, earning your Administrative Professional degree can provide you with documentation needed to advance your career.
You can begin by earning your MS Office diploma. From there you could earn the Office Support Specialist Diploma and then your Administrative Professional degree.
Administrative Professional instructors use a differentiated approach to teaching, keeping YOU in mind when developing lesson plans, workbook exercises, lectures, projects and other interactive learning activities.
Administrative Professional classes are offered on all campuses and outreach centers (Ashland, Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: online, Your Choice, in-person, ITV (Interactive Television) or WITC Flex.
You can attend Administrative Professional classes on-campus or enroll in classes that are offered online or in a flexible-attendance classroom.
You will use a variety of technology including various software packages, training tutorial software, social media, web-conferencing and more.
You will be ready to meet employer expectations in the areas of personal awareness, career effectiveness and professionalism.
Classes include a mix of developing your skills in software such as Photoshop, Quickbooks and Desktop Publishing and developing proper office etiquette with classes like Office Communication, Proofreading for the Office and more.
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Administrative Professional - Transfer Options
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*
60 Credits | 2 Years
$1,443 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Administrative Professional Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a:
- Office Technology Assistant technical diploma
- Microsoft Office technical diploma
- Office Support Specialist technical diploma
- Administrative Professional associate degree