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Office Assistant
Program Number: 311061
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Business
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
32 Credits | Finish training in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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$5,251.20

$4,512.00 Tuition
$739.20 Materials/Supplemental Costs
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  • Program Overview

    The Office Assistant program at Madison College will teach you the latest technology and software and the customer service skills needed for work as an office employee. Our instructors are here to help you every step of the way.

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

    Program Details

    Students in the Office Assistant Diploma program can attend full or part-time.

    The Office Assistant classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax

    Careers

    Office Assistant embedded technical diploma graduates are ready for a range of professional positions, including:

    • Administrative Services Coordinator
    • Customer Service Associate
    • Office Assistant
    • Program Assistant
    • Receptionist-Data Entry
    • Secretarial Assistant
    • Word Processor
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 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.

    First Semester
    Second Semester
  • 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.

     

  • Career Outcomes

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

    • Manage an office effectively and efficiently.
    • Communicate clearly and professionally.
    • Recognize professional values and exhibit professional behaviors in the work environment.
    • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
    • Exhibit interpersonal skills and attitudes for working in an office environment.
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Program Graduates 20 7 16
      Number of Surveys Sent 19 7 16
      Number of Surveys Returned 12 3 2
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment 7 0 2
      Percent Available for Employment 87.5% 100.0%
      Not in Labor Market 5 3 0
      Percent Not in Labor Market 62.5% 0.0%
      Available for Employment

      2018 2019 2020
      Graduates Employed 6 0 2
      Percent of Graduates Employed 85.7% 100.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation 5 0 0
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation 83.3% 0.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 0 2
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 16.7% 100.0%
      Employed - No Response 0 0 0
      Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0%
      Seeking Employment 1 0 0
      Percent Seeking Employment 14.3% 0.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 0 4
      Number of Satisfaction Responses 8 0 2
      Very Satisfied (4) 5 0 2
      Percent Very Satisfied 62.5% 100.0%
      Satisfied (3) 3 0 0
      Percent Satisfied 37.5% 0.0%
      Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0
      Percent Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0
      Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Primary Reason Responses 12 3 2
      Preparation for Getting a Job 4 0 1
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 33.3% 0.0% 50.0%
      Career Change 1 0 1
      Percent Career Change 8.3% 0.0% 50.0%
      Improvement of Existing Skills 3 0 0
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 25.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Preparation for Further Education 4 3 0
      Percent Preparation for Further Education 33.3% 100.0% 0.0%
      Personal Interest 0 0 0
      Percent Personal Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      Other 0 0 0
      Percent Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 0 2
      Before Enrollment 3 0 0
      Percent Before Enrollment 50.0% 0.0%
      While Attending the College 2 0 2
      Percent While Attending the College 33.3% 100.0%
      After Training at the College 1 0 0
      Percent After Training at the College 16.7% 0.0%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      2018 2019 2020
      Number of Employment Location Responses 6 0 2
      In College District 4 0 2
      Percent In College District 66.7% 100.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 0 0
      Percent of In Wisconsin 16.7% 0.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 0
      Percent Outside Wisconsin 16.7% 0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
      Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020
      Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2
      Average Monthly Wage $3,139
      Average Hourly Wage $18.25
      Average Work Hours per Week 40.8
      Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
      Average Hourly Wage $11.33
      Average Work Hours per Week 25.0
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Contact the School of Business and Applied Arts

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, D3631

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

businessandappliedarts@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.6003 (Ext. 8)

Hours

Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm (In-Person and Virtual)
  • Friday: 8 am - 4 pm (Virtual Only)