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Student Satisfaction
99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.
Annual Salary
Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $48,852.
Job Placement
92% job placement within six months of graduation.

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Microsoft Office
Program Number: 301066
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
13 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 semester
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  • Program Overview

    In the Microsoft Office program, you will learn how to use the latest software which is utilized in so many career paths. Our instructors are here to help you every step of the way. We also have a dedicated lab if you need homework help. Check out the Accounting and Business Lab virtually or in person.

    Program Details

    Students the Microsoft Office diploma program can attend full or part-time.

    Microsoft Office classes are offered at the Madison College Truax campus.

    Microsoft Office Careers

    Madison College's Microsoft Office diploma graduates are ready for a range of professional positions, including:

    • Administrative Professional
    • Executive Assistant
    • Word Processing Specialist
    • Secretarial Assistant
    • Program or Clerical Assistant
    • Document Specialist
    • Customer Service Representative
    • Office Support Assistant
    • Office Administrator
    • Data Entry Operator
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

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    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    • Visit campus to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

    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.


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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    Get Started!

    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Microsoft Office career.

    It's Free to Apply

  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Microsoft Office Diploma program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    • Manage an office effectively and efficiently.
    • Communicate clearly and professionally.
    • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates142514
      Number of Surveys Sent142514
      Number of Surveys Returned12413
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment187
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%57.10%77.80%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%114.30%66.70%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed157
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%62.50%100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation153
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%100.00%42.90%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation004
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%0.00%57.10%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Seeking Employment030
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%37.50%0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)23.53.4
      Number of Satisfaction Responses1149
      Very Satisfied (4)074
      Percent Very Satisfied0.00%50.00%44.40%
      Satisfied (3)075
      Percent Satisfied0.00%50.00%55.60%
      Unsatisfied (2)100
      Percent Unsatisfied100.00%0.00%0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses12413
      Preparation for Getting a Job064
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job0.00%25.00%30.80%
      Career Change032
      Percent Career Change0.00%12.50%15.40%
      Improvement of Existing Skills131
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills100.00%12.50%7.70%
      Preparation for Further Education0126
      Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%50.00%46.20%
      Personal Interest000
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses157
      Before Enrollment144
      Percent Before Enrollment100.00%80.00%57.10%
      While Attending the College012
      Percent While Attending the College0.00%20.00%28.60%
      After Training at the College001
      Percent After Training at the College0.00%0.00%14.30%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses156
      In College District135
      Percent In College District100.00%60.00%83.30%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District000
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin021
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%40.00%16.70%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202020212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count143
      Average Monthly Wage$4,435$4,716$4,071
      Average Hourly Wage$25.78$27.42$23.67
      Average Work Hours per Week404040.7
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count0
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week30
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      AdeccoAdministrative AssistantDallasTX
      Madison Gas & ElectricCustomer Account Representative
      Pick'n SaveFloral ManagerColumbus

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