Administrative Professional

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Administrative Professional

Associates Degree

60 Credits | 2 Years

Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible

Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Online, Rice Lake, Superior

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. 

Program Overview

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. 

Program Outcomes

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
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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.

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Completing your Administrative Professional degree will open doors to a new career field for you. 

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If you already work in an office setting, earning your Administrative Professional degree can provide you with documentation needed to advance your career.

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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. 


Academics

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 four campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). Select courses are available at the learning centers in Ladysmith and Hayward.They are delivered in a variety of formats including online, interactive television and in the traditional classroom format.

Flexibility

You can attend Administrative Professional classes on-campus or enroll in classes that are offered online or in a flexible-attendance classroom. 

Technology

You will use a variety of technology including various software packages, training tutorial software, social media, web-conferencing and more. 

Employability Essentials

You will be ready to meet employer expectations in the areas of personal awareness, career effectiveness and professionalism. 


Curriculum

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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Featured Administrative Professional Courses

10101174
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Students will learn the QuickBooks accounting software by performing tasks that involve the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll, and financial statements. Students will be responsible for finding and correcting errors in the QuickBooks program. PREREQUISITE: 10101101 Financial Accounting 1 or 10101176 Financial Accounting 1A.
10103156
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Students will become skilled in using the Adobe Photoshop image-editing software package. Students will create and modify graphic images using various tools and techniques. They will learn to create original artwork, manipulate images, and create images for the Web and retouch photographs.
10106139
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to develop professional skills and attitudes needed in today’s global business environment. Topics include making ethical decisions, working independently and as a team member, and managing time. Telecommunications, mail processing, travel arrangements and conferences, public relations, and ergonomics will be included. Previous word processing and proofreading experience is recommended. PREREQUISITE: 10106110 Document Formatting and 10106146 Proofreading for the Office.

Administrative Professional is Part of a Career Pathway

As an Administrative Professional student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way! 

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You could take this first and get a credential.

Office Technology Assistant

Technical Diploma
17 Credits / Less Than 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Customer Service Representative, File Clerk, Receptionist/Information Clerk
Range of Yearly Salary
$17,790-$30,222 annually
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Microsoft Office

Technical Diploma
8 Credits / Less Than One Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Word Processor, Clerk Typist, Program Assistant
Range of Yearly Salary
$17,790-$29,390 annually
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Office Support Specialist

Technical Diploma
33 Credits / 1 Year Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Office Support Specialist, Receptionist/Secretary, Data Entry Operator
Range of Yearly Salary
$23,918-$31,198 annually
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Administrative Professional

Technical Diploma
60 credits
Potential Careers
Administrative Professional, Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Range of Yearly Salary
$25,478-$45,237 annually
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Administrative Professional Bachelor's Degree

Lakeland University | Northland College | UW-Barron County | UW-Green Bay | UW-Stout
Potential Careers
Business Education Instructor, Administrative Services Manager
Range of Yearly Salary
$40,581–58,584 annually

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck. 

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

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. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Administrative Professional

60 Credits | 2 Years

$8,820

$8,820 In Tuition and Fees


*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
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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond.

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Contact

Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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