Office Technology Assistant

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Office Technology Assistant

Technical Diploma

18 Credits | Less than 1 year

Online Program

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

Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*,

*Combination of Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the WITC Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.

This program will be modified for the 2021-2022 academic year pending WTCS approval. Please contact a WITC Admissions Advisor if interested or have questions (link to advisor).

The Office Technology 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 office support in your organization. 

Program Overview

The Office Technology Assistant diploma prepares you for employment in positions such as customer service representative, file clerk, receptionist or office assistant. You’ll be knowledgeable in various computer applications, general office procedures and bookkeeping skills necessary to work in today’s business environment.

Program Outcomes

Office Technology Assistant graduates will be able to:

  • Use technology skills to accomplish basic business and administrative tasks
  • Perform entry-level office procedures
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace
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Acquire the skills to create professional communications and prepare a variety of business documents using MS Office Suite with an emphasis on word processing, spreadsheet creation, and email to provide administrative support for any organization. Take your classes in a variety of options including online, interactive television or in a traditional classroom.  Start the program in August or January, mid-semester or in the summer—you decide.

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Learn by doing.

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Flexible scheduling and start dates.

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Multiple locations. 


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

Office Technology Assistant classes are offered on all campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and outreach centers Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice, On Site or Flex. 


You can attend Office Technology Assistant classes on-campus or enroll in classes that are offered online or in a flexible-attendance classroom setting.


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

Career Pathways

As an Office Technology Assistant student at WITC, you’re on your way to earning credentials each step of the way! 


The program curriculum you will experience will prepare you for a career in an office setting.

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Featured Office Technology Assistant Courses

| 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.
| 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.
| 2 CR
This hands-on course covers formatting styles of business letters, business and academic reports, memos, tables, and business documents. The course also includes drill work for improving keying speed and accuracy. Students should be able to key 40 words per minute.

Office Technology Assistant is Part of a Career Pathway

As an Office Technology Assistant 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
30 Credits / 1 Year Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Office Support Specialist, Receptionist / Secretary, Data Entry Operator
Range of Yearly Salary
$27,038-$44,457 WTCS annually
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Technical Diploma
18 Credits / Less Than 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Customer Service Representative, File Clerk, Receptionist / Information Clerk
Range of Yearly Salary
$29,118-$35,357 annually
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Technical Diploma
10 Credits / Less Than One Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Word Processor, Clerk Typist, Program Assistant
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You can continue your education to advance your skills.

Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.

Administrative Coordinator (Administrative Professional) - Transfer Options

UW-Stout | UW-Whitewater | Concordia University | Franklin University | Lakeland University | Milwaukee School of Engineering

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process for this program just complete the online application or contact Student Services. When completing an online application, select Office Technology Assistant from the program of choice drop down list. 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 2020-21*

Office Technology Assistant

17 Credits | Less than 1 year


*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 Office Technology Assistant Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an Office Technology Assistant 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

Shawn Larson

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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