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Administrative Professional
Program Number: 101066
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Business
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
61 Credits | Finish in 2 years (full-time attendance)
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  • Program Overview

    Prepare for an administrative professional career at Madison College.

    In this degree program, you will learn current business technology and software, and attain the office skills needed to work as support staff in any organization. Our instructors have real-world experience as administrative professionals and can’t wait to work with you.

    The Administrative Professional program may be used to help you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) computer certifications.

    Program Details

    Students in the Administrative Professional program can attend full or part-time.

    Administrative Professional classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax
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    Your Advantages at Madison College:

    • Flexible course offerings allow you to master professional skills in a growing career field and advance your software skills to improve office efficiency
    • Learn from experienced instructors with real-world office experience
    • Experience life as an administrative professional as you complete an on-site internship
    • Earn credit for prior learning through transfer credits, certifications, challenge exams, and experiential credit
    • Obtain additional diploma credentials by completing earn-as-you-go career pathway credits
    • Learn to effectively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders
    • Gain knowledge and experience for managing administrative projects

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    Careers

    Madison College associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of administrative professional including:

    • Administrative Assistant/Secretary
    • Administrative Support
    • Desktop Publisher Specialist
    • Information Coordinator
    • Information Processing Specialist
    • Office Assistant
    • Office Support
    • Program Assistant
    • Project Coordinator
    • Receptionist
    • Secretary
    • Transcriptionist
    • Word Processor

  • Curriculum and Experience

  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Note: It is recommended to only apply for a semester that has already started if you are currently enrolled in classes or you have verified that classes are still available for that semester.

    Fall 2021 Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2020
    • Application completion deadline is November 15, 2021

    Spring 2022 Application Dates

    • Application available on February 1, 2021
    • Application completion deadline is April 15, 2022

    Summer 2022 Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2021
    • Application completion deadline is July 15, 2022

    Fall 2022 Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2021
    • Application completion deadline is November 15, 2022

    Spring 2023 Application Dates

    • Application available on February 1, 2022
    • Application completion deadline is April 15, 2023

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion
    Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
    • GED/HSED score report
    • College transcript showing an associate degree or higher

    3. Residency Requirement
    Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for these programs. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.

    Learn more about residency determination and program availability.

    Additional Notes

    Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 

    Questions?

    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

  • Transfer Opportunities

    Wisconsin Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
    Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
    Entering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.
    A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
    Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
    Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
    Any Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.
    The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Non-Wisconsin Schools

    Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
    Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
    Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
    A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
    Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
    Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Administrative Professional program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
    • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
    • Perform routine administrative procedures
    • Manage administrative projects
    • Maintain internal and external relationships
    • Model professionalism in the workplace
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 28 18 15
      Number of Surveys Sent 26 18 15
      Number of Surveys Returned 16 12 10
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 16 11 9
      Percent Available for Employment 100.0% 91.7% 90.0%
      Not in Labor Market 0 1 1
      Percent Not in Labor Market 0.0% 8.3% 10.0%
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 16 10 7
      Percent of Graduates Employed 100.0% 90.9% 77.8%
      Employed in Related Occupation 13 6 6
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 81.3% 60.0% 85.7%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 3 4 1
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 18.8% 40.0% 14.3%
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Seeking Employment 0 1 2
      Percent Seeking Employment 0.0% 9.1% 22.2%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 3.4 3.8
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 16 12 10
      Very Satisfied (4) 11 5 8
      Percent Very Satisfied 68.8% 41.7% 80.0%
      Satisfied (3) 5 7 2
      Percent Satisfied 31.3% 58.3% 20.0%
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 16 12 10
      Preparation for Getting a Job 6 2 3
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 37.5% 16.7% 30.0%
      Career Change 2 4 3
      Percent Career Change 12.5% 33.3% 30.0%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 5 6 1
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 31.3% 50.0% 10.0%
      Preparation for Further Education 1 0 3
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 6.3% 0.0% 30.0%
      Personal Interest 0 0 0
      Percent Personal Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Other 2 0 0
      Percent Other 12.5% 0.0% 0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 14 10 7
      Before Enrollment 3 5 3
      Percent Before Enrollment 21.4% 50.0% 42.9%
      While Attending the College 9 2 2
      Percent While Attending the College 64.3% 20.0% 28.6%
      After Training at the College 2 3 2
      Percent After Training at the College 14.3% 30.0% 28.6%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 16 10 7
      In College District 9 7 4
      Percent In College District 56.3% 70.0% 57.1%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 2 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 18.8% 20.0% 0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin 4 1 3
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 25.0% 10.0% 42.9%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 9 5 4
      Average Monthly Wage $3,497 $3,169 $4,726
      Average Hourly Wage $20.33 $18.43 $27.48
      Average Work Hours per Week 41.1 39.6 45.0
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 2 1 1
      Average Hourly Wage $15.22 $14.25 $15.35
      Average Work Hours per Week 25.0 32.0 24.5
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020
      Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
      Astra Zeneca Administrative Coordinator Gaithersburg MD
      Kern Community College EA, Chancellor's Office & Board of Trustees Bakersfield CA
      Madison College Administrative Specialist
      Sun Prairie Area School District Administrative Associate 2 Sun Prairie
      Valley Health System Administrative Assistant Mahwah NJ

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      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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  • Friday: 8 am - 4 pm (Virtual Only)