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    administrative professional


      Video: Administrative Professional

      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

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      • 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.


      Semester 1
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      103-180Microsoft Excel2
      103-181Microsoft Access2
      106-101Customer Service Essentials3
      106-120Document Formatting1
      106-182Information Management3
      801-136English Composition 13
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      101-184Principles of Accounting3
      102-110Introduction to Business3
      106-111Business Communications3
      106-121Advanced Document Formatting1
      106-181Document Standards and Expectations3
      804-1xxMathematics Course3
      Semester 3
      106-113Business Publications3
      106-135Business Technology and Innovation3
      106-164Business Applications for Microsoft Office3
      196-189Team Building and Problem Solving3
      801-1xxCommunication Course3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      Semester 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
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements66

      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.