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Microsoft Office

Technical Diploma

8 Credits | Less than 1 year

Online Program

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Upon completion of this technical diploma, you’ll be able to apply technology to complete various business and administrative tasks. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification industry credential.

Program Overview

Using the Microsoft Office suite, you’ll create letters, reports, forms or other material from rough draft, corrected copy or voice recording. In addition, you’ll create spreadsheets, databases, calendars, emails or slides for presentations.

Program Outcomes

Microsoft Office graduates will be able to:

  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
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In addition to case studies and scenarios, you will develop the skills employers want using current software such as Word, Outlook, Access and Excel. In addition to software, you’ll receive experience with training tutorial software, social media, web-conferencing and more.

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Current technology.

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Flexible scheduling and start dates.

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Multiple class start dates available. 


As a graduate, you’ll be able to apply a variety of software to complete business and administrative tasks preparing you for jobs as a word processor, clerk typist or program assistant.

Experienced Instructors

WITC is large enough to serve you but small enough to know you. Our experienced faculty are knowledgeable, approachable and eager to help. The sizes of your classes will allow for the attention you deserve.

Career Pathways

Start your education with Microsoft Office technical diploma and continue to earn additional credentials! Graduates of the Microsoft Office program can continue in schooling to earn a diploma in Office Support Specialist or an associate degree in Administrative Professional.

Fully Online

You'll have the option to take courses in person or online for your convenience. 


In this Career Pathway program, you can ladder into the one-year Office Support Specialist technical diploma or the Administrative Professional associate degree.

Explore the Curriculum

Featured Microsoft Office Courses

| 1 CR
This course introduces the basics of Microsoft Outlook. Participants will use e-mail, calendar, files, and other features to effectively manage business and personal information.
| 1 CR
Learners create, edit, sort, and query a database. They also learn how to create and print basic forms and reports.
| 1 CR
Students will learn to use MS Excel. Credit A activities will include creating, editing, saving, formatting, printing, performing calculations, and enhancing worksheets through charts.

Microsoft Office is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Microsoft Office student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

You could take this first and get a credential.

Microsoft Office

Technical Diploma
8 Credits / Less Than One Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Word Processor, Clerk Typist, Program Assistant
Average Starting Wage
$17,790-$29,390 annually
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Office Technology Assistant

Technical Diploma
17 Credits / Less Than 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Customer Service Representative, File Clerk, Receptionist/Information Clerk
Average Starting Wage
$17,790-$30,222 annually
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You can continue your education to advance your skills.

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
Average Starting Wage
$21,318-$40,557 annually
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Administrative Professional

Technical Diploma
60 credits
Potential Careers
Administrative Professional, Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Average Starting Wage
$19,636-$39,517 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
Average Starting Wage
$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*

Microsoft Office

8 Credits | Less than 1 year


$1,170 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 Microsoft Office Program

Upon completion of the program, you will a Microsoft Office technical diploma. 

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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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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


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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