There’s a reason it’s called “Office.” Because if you work in an office, you’ll use it. Life is so much easier if you’re an expert.
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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 $43,344.
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:
12 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 2024-2025 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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  • 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.

    Application Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is November 15, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is April 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    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

    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • 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.


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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    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 Graduates251412
      Number of Surveys Sent251412
      Number of Surveys Returned241311
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment877
      Percent Available for Employment33.3%53.8%63.6%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market66.7%46.2%36.4%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed575
      Percent of Graduates Employed62.5%100.0%71.4%
      Employed in Related Occupation534
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%42.9%80.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation041
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%57.1%20.0%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Seeking Employment302
      Percent Seeking Employment37.5%0.0%28.6%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses1499
      Very Satisfied (4)745
      Percent Very Satisfied50.0%44.4%55.6%
      Satisfied (3)754
      Percent Satisfied50.0%55.6%44.4%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses241311
      Preparation for Getting a Job
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest
      Percent Personal Interest
      Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses575
      Before Enrollment440
      Percent Before Enrollment80.0%57.1%0.0%
      While Attending the College123
      Percent While Attending the College20.0%28.6%60.0%
      After Training at the College012
      Percent After Training at the College0.0%14.3%40.0%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses575
      In College District355
      Percent In College District60.0%71.4%100.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District010
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%14.3%0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin210
      Percent Outside Wisconsin40.0%14.3%0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202120222023
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count432
      Average Monthly Wage$4,716$4,071$3,612
      Average Hourly Wage$27.42$23.67$21.00
      Average Work Hours per Week40.040.738.7
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count01
      Average Hourly Wage$20.00
      Average Work Hours per Week30.030.0
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2023
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Grace Bible ChurchAdministrative AssistantPortage
      Jani-King InternationalBrand Services
      Village of DeforestCustomer Service SpecialistDeForest

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