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Microsoft Office

Technical Diploma

9 Credits | Less than 1 year

Online Program

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

*Combination of ITV (Interactive Television), In-Person, Online or Your Choice instruction

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 Microsoft Office skills to workplace tasks
  • Solve user level Microsoft Office issues
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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. 


Microsoft Office instructors use a differentiated approach to teaching, keeping YOU in mind when developing lesson plans, workbook exercises, lectures, projects and other interactive learning activities.

Microsoft classes are offered on all 4 campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, and Superior). Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: online, in-person, ITV (Interactive Television), Your Choice or WITC Flex. Select courses available at Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers.

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 a Microsoft Office technical diploma and continue to earn additional credentials! As a graduate of the Microsoft Office program, you can continue with your schooling to earn an associate degree in Administrative Professional.

Flexible Learning

Courses are available in a variety of formats, including Online, Your Choice, In-Person and ITV. 


In this Career Pathway program, you can ladder into 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. 

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You could take this first and get a credential.

Technical Diploma
9 Credits / Less Than One Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Word Processor, Clerk Typist, Program Assistant
Range of Yearly Salary
$23,398-$62,000 annually
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Technical Diploma
17 Credits / Less Than 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Customer Service Representative, File Clerk, Receptionist/Information Clerk
Range of Yearly Salary
$23,398-$41,572 annually
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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
$25,728-$30,844 WTCS annually
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Associate Degree
60 credits
Potential Careers
Administrative Professional, Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Range of Yearly Salary
$21,838-$37,437 annually
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Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.

Administrative Professional - Transfer Options

Franklin University | Lakeland University | Northland College | UW-Green Bay | UW-Stout

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process for this program that can be completed in one step: simply fill out the application form. 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.

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Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*

Microsoft Office

9 Credits | Less than 1 year


$254 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 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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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

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243



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