Office Technology Assistant

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Office Technology Assistant

Technical Diploma

17 Credits | Less than 1 year

Online Program

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

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:

  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Perform routine administrative procedures
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In addition to case studies and scenarios, you will develop the skills employers want using current software such as Access, Word, Outlook and Excel. Take your classes in a variety of options including online, interactive television or in a traditional classroom. Other options are available in certain situations as well, like connecting to the classroom via web conferencing. 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 is available online and at all of the WITC campuses. Select courses are available at the Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers. 


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! Graduates of the Office Technology Assistant program can also earn a diploma in Healthcare Receptionist, a diploma in Health Office Professional and a diploma in Medical Billing.


The program curriculum you will experience will prepare you for a career in an office setting. This diploma curriculum is offered as a career ladder approach and can be used to advance into the Office Support Specialist and Administrative Professional programs.

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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
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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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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You can continue your education to advance your skills.

Associate Degree
60 credits
Potential Careers
Administrative Professional, Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Range of Yearly Salary
$25,478-$45,237 annually
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Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.

Administrative Professional Related Bachelor's Degree

Lakeland University | Northland College | UW-Barron County | UW-Green Bay | UW-Stout

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.

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Office Technology Assistant

17 Credits | Less than 1 year


$1,113 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 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

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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