Essential Office Skills

Program Number: 901062

Program Website: Essential Office Skills Certificate

Clerical jobs are among the top five occupations for projected growth nationally. Madison College has developed this certificate to help you get hired, promoted or update your skills by providing essential office skills used in today's modern offices. Full- and part-time positions are available in small and large cities throughout Wisconsin and the United States. Typical working hours in this occupation are weekday business hours, generally from 8:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m. with some variation.

The skills obtained in the Essential Office Skills Certificate may be applied to the Business Software Applications Specialist diploma program and the Administrative Assistant Associate Degree program. In addition, many of the certificate credits may be applied to programs.

This certificate is available to those working full time seeking skills to change careers. Current Madison College students may complete this certificate in conjunction with their existing course work. Courses are available totaly online or in the classroom.

Students who successfully complete this certificate typically earn $8.00 to $10.00 per hour based on their experience and other job skills.


Program Courses offered at the following Campuses: 

Fort Atkinson Campus
Portage Campus
Reedsburg Campus
Truax Campus
Watertown Campus