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administrative professional


    Video: Administrative Professional

    Program Number: 10-106-6
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
    This program is eligible for financial aid

    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

    • $32,000

    Approximate Costs

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 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

    • 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

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    103-180 Microsoft Excel 2
    106-101 Customer Service Essentials 3
    106-108 Virtual Assistant Essentials 1
    106-120 Document Formatting 1
    106-182 Information Management 3
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 16
    Semester 2
    101-184 Principles of Accounting 3
    103-181 Microsoft Access 2
    106-111 Business Communications 3
    106-121 Advanced Document Formatting 1
    106-181 Document Standards and Expectations 3
    196-188 Project Management 3
    Total 15
    Semester 3
    106-113 Business Publications 3
    106-135 Business Media Management 3
    106-142 Business Meeting and Event Planning 3
    106-164 Business Applications for Microsoft Office 3
    801-1xx Communication Course 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    Total 18
    Semester 4
    105-152 Business Practicum 3
    196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
    804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
    Total 15
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 64

    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.

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