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    virtual assistant


      Video: Virtual Assistant

      Program Number: 31-106-1
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Technical Diploma (1 year)
      Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      Moraine Park’s Virtual 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.

      The courses from this program can be directly transferred into Moraine Park’s Administrative Professional associate of applied science degree 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

      • $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

      • 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details

      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


      Semester 1
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      103-180Microsoft Excel2
      106-101Customer Service Essentials3
      106-108Virtual Assistant Essentials1
      106-120Document Formatting1
      106-182Information Management3
      801-136English Composition 13
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      101-184Principles of Accounting3
      106-111Business Communications3
      106-121Advanced Document Formatting1
      106-135Business Media Management3
      106-181Document Standards and Expectations3
      196-188Project Management3
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements32

      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.

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