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Madison WI 53704

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School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

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

Administrative Professional

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101066

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.

Get credit for your experience and prior learning.

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. With many shared courses, you can double major in one of our related programs.     

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

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

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

  • Madison - Truax
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown
All courses for this program are offered online and many are offered in person

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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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Admission

To Apply
 

  • Visit MATC 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 MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

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
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

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    60
    Tuition
    $8052.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $920.00
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $8972.00
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 35 26 25
    Number of Surveys Sent 35 26 23
    Number of Surveys Returned 29 20 15
    Percent of Surveys Returned 82.90% 76.90% 65.20%
    Available for Employment 29 20 14
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 93.30%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 6.70%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 27 18 12
    Percent of Graduates Employed 93.10% 90.00% 85.70%
    Employed in Related Occupation 21 13 9
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 77.80% 72.20% 75.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 6 4 3
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 22.20% 22.20% 25.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 1 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 5.60% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 2 2 2
    Percent Seeking Employment 6.90% 10.00% 14.30%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.4 3.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 29 20 15
    Very Satisfied 18 10 11
    Percent Very Satisfied 62.10% 50.00% 73.30%
    Satisfied 11 9 4
    Percent Satisfied 37.90% 45.00% 26.70%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 1 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 5.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 29 20 15
    Preparation for Getting a Job 13 7 5
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 44.80% 35.00% 33.30%
    Career Change 1 5 1
    Percent Career Change 3.40% 25.00% 6.70%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 6 5 8
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 20.70% 25.00% 53.30%
    Preparation for Further Education 5 1 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 17.20% 5.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 1 2 1
    Percent Personal Interest 3.40% 10.00% 6.70%
    Other 3 0 0
    Percent Other 10.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 27 17 12
    Before Enrollment 9 7 7
    Percent Before Enrollment 33.30% 41.20% 58.30%
    While Attending the College 11 7 1
    Percent While Attending the College 40.70% 41.20% 8.30%
    After Training at the College 7 3 4
    Percent After Training at the College 25.90% 17.60% 33.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 27 18 12
    In College District 12 8 5
    Percent In College District 44.40% 44.40% 41.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 2 0 2
    Percent of In Wisconsin 7.40% 0.00% 16.70%
    Outside of Wisconsin 7 8 5
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 25.90% 44.40% 41.70%
    Employer Location Unknown 6 2 0
    Percent Location Unknown 22.20% 11.10% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 12 10 8
    Average Monthly Wage $2,914 $3,594 $3,715
    Average Hourly Wage $16.94 $20.89 $21.60
    Average Work Hours per Week 41.6 40.3 41.3
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 3 3 1
    Average Hourly Wage $16.50 $12.83 $18.34
    Average Work Hours per Week 22 19.7 20
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 507 1,978
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 366 848
    Total Jobs 873 2,826
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Abundant Life Christian School Student Services Coordinator/Registrar
    Acuity Brands Administrative Assistant 3 Granville OH
    Butler Tech Assistant Hamilton OH
    Grace Lutheran Church Executive Parish Secretary Monroe
    Madison Area Technical College Administrative Specialist
    Midwest Home Care LLC Recruiting And Retaining Specialist
    Sun Prairie Area School District Human Resources Secretary Sun Prairie
    Turfcare Supply Corp Executive Assistant Brunswick OH
    University Health System Business Operations Manager San Antonio TX

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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