Program Description

The Office Assistant Technical Diploma program prepares learners to perform entry-level office activities required of office support staff. Software skills, along with customer service and interpersonal skills, are emphasized. Potential occupations include: Office/Department Assistant, Customer Service Assistant and Data Entry Operator.

Approximate Cost

$5,315
Tuition: $4978 , Books: $337

Starting Salary

$24,960–$28,854
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
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at Antigo
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at Medford
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at Phillips
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at Spencer
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at Wittenberg
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at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate professionalism and effective workplace relationships
  • Perform routine office procedures
  • Use technology skills for business tasks
  • Perform accurate workplace communications

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Office/Department Assistant

Courses

The Office Assistant Technical Diploma is a 30 Credit* program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

POWERPOINT LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD LEVEL 1 1.00
BUSINESS PROOFREADING & EDITING 3.00
MEETING, TRAVEL & EVENT PLANNING 2.00
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 1.00
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1.00
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3.00
COMPUTER KEYBOARDING 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS 1.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

MODERN OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES 3.00
KEYBOARDING 2 1.00
MICROSOFT WORD APPLICATIONS 2.00
10-KEY BY TOUCH 1.00
DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT 3.00
RECORDS MANAGEMENT 1 1.00
OFFICE PORTFOLIO 2.00
RECORDS MANAGEMENT 2 2.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Admissions Process

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.