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office assistant


    Video: Office Assistant

    Program Number: 31-106-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Technical Diploma (1 year)
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

    Program Description

    Moraine Park’s Office Assistant program is designed to provide individuals with the skills to perform fundamental office functions in a variety of business settings. The coursework trains students to use advanced word processing skills, produce business documents, maintain and retrieve files/records, perform basic accounting functions, create spreadsheets and databases, and provide customer service.

    Most of the courses from this program can be directly transferred into Moraine Park’s Administrative Professional and Legal Administrative Professional associate of applied science degrees should students choose to continue their education.

    Note: Individuals with keyboarding experience may elect to obtain advanced standing credit for the Keyboarding course (106-103) by successfully meeting the requirements through a timed test provided at the College.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $27,557

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

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

    Career Opportunities

    • Office Assistant
    • General Office Clerk
    • Receptionist
    • Receptionist/Switchboard

    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.

    Gainful Employment

    The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

    Gainful Employment Data

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    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    106-101Customer Service Essentials3
    106-120Document Formatting1
    106-163Database and Spreadsheet Essentials3
    106-181Document Standards and Expectations3
    801-136English Composition 13
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    101-184Principles of Accounting3
    106-121Advanced Document Formatting1
    106-135Business Technology and Innovation3
    106-164Business Applications for Microsoft Office3
    106-182Information Management3
    196-189Team Building and Problem Solving3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements35

    Institutional Requirements

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

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your 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.

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