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administrative professional

    Video: Administrative Professional

    Program Number: 10-106-6
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

    Program Description

    In the age of technology, the role of the administrative assistant has broadened not only to include the administrative and office functions needed to run an organization efficiently but also to possess a solid foundation in the technological equipment that supports these functions.

    Moraine Park’s Administrative Professional coursework prepares students to provide customer service, produce business communications, manage projects, plan meetings and events, and perform an array of other office responsibilities. Students also develop high-level skills in common software applications such as databases and spreadsheets.

    They find employment in industrial/manufacturing, service, educational, insurance, sales, human resources and government settings. Administrative assistants enjoy working with others, have good oral and written communication skills, possess strong organizational skills, and project a professional attitude and image.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $29,640

    Approximate Costs

    • $130.35 per credit (resident)
    • $195.53 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Fees shown are 2016-2017 fees; 2017-2018 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.

    Program Outcomes

    • Manage administrative projects.
    • Model professionalism in the workplace.
    • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
    • Demonstrate effective workplace communications.
    • Maintain internal and external relationships.
    • Perform routine administrative procedures.

    Career Opportunities

    • Executive Assistant
    • Office Administrator
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Administrative Secretary/Secretary
    • Office Support Specialist

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Courses

    NumberTitleCrs
    Term 1
    102-110Introduction to Business3
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    106-120Document Formatting1
    106-135Business Technology and Innovation3
    106-163Database and Spreadsheet Essentials3
    801-136English Composition 13
    890-101**College 1012
    Total16
     
    Term 2
    106-121Advanced Document Formatting1
    106-164Business Applications for Microsoft Office3
    106-182Information Management3
    196-189Team Building and Problem Solving3
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total16
     
    Term 3
    101-184Principles of Accounting3
    106-101Customer Service Essentials3
    106-111Business Communications3
    106-113Business Publications3
    106-181Document Standards and Expectations3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    Total18
     
    Term 4
    105-150Business Practice Firm3
     - OR - 
    105-152Business Practicum3
    106-142Business Meeting and Event Planning3
    106-180Business Protocol3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total15
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements65

    General Education Options

    View the Administrative Professional General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    Note: Students with prior keyboarding experience must take a keyboarding placement/advanced standing test prior to enrolling in the Document Formatting (106-120) course.

    Students with no prior keyboarding experience will enroll in the Keyboarding (106-103) course prior to enrolling in the Document Formatting (106-120) course.

    Students can earn both the Administrative Professional and Legal Administrative Professional associate of applied science degrees in only five terms by following the Dual Degree Administrative Professional and Legal Administrative Professional academic planner.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.