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Administrative Professional

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Program Number: 10-106-6
School Year: 2018-2019
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

  • $31,197

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Fees shown are 2017-2018 fees; 2018-2019 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

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.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
103-180 Microsoft Excel 2
103-181 Microsoft Access 2
106-101 Customer Service Essentials 3
106-120 Document Formatting 1
106-182 Information Management 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 17
 
Semester 2
101-184 Principles of Accounting 3
102-110 Introduction to Business 3
106-111 Business Communications 3
106-121 Advanced Document Formatting 1
106-181 Document Standards and Expectations 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
Total 16
 
Semester 3
106-113 Business Publications 3
106-135 Business Technology and Innovation 3
106-164 Business Applications for Microsoft Office 3
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 18
 
Semester 4
105-150 Business Practice Firm 3
 - OR - 
105-152 Business Practicum 3
106-142 Business Meeting and Event Planning 3
106-180 Business Protocol 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 15
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 66

Institutional Requirements

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

Program Guide

For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

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.

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