Business Technology Department

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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School of Business and Applied Arts

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1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
FAX: (608) 243-4754

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Administrative Professional

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101066


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.

Program Details

Administrative Professional is on a career pathway that includes an associate degree, an office assistant technical diploma and a Microsoft Office technical diploma. All will prepare you for a good job and with the associate degree, you can transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.     

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
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

This program is offered completely online.

Administrative Professional

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To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements. There is also an online and/or accelerated verson of this program with additional admission requirements

After Acceptance

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


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester

Second Semester

1 credits

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

3 credits

3 credits


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

  • Develop and implement systems and processes to enhance office efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and oral formats. 
  • 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.

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

Graduates of this program typically earn $32,500 per year.

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Flexible Learning Options

Out-of-state students can complete the Administrative Professional program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.