Administrative Professional

99%

Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

$38k

Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $38,028.

95%

Job Placement

Within six months of graduation.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 101066

Credits: 61

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method:
100% Online*
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,472.90
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,348.61
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
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
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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 2020-2021 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Entering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
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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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates252818
    Number of Surveys Sent232618
    Number of Surveys Returned151612
    Percent of Surveys Returned65.20%61.50%66.70%
    Available for Employment141611
    Percent Available for Employment93.30%100.00%91.70%
    Not in Labor Market101
    Percent Not in Labor Market6.70%0.00%8.30%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed121610
    Percent of Graduates Employed85.70%100.00%90.90%
    Employed in Related Occupation9136
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation75.00%81.30%60.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation334
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation25.00%18.80%40.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment201
    Percent Seeking Employment14.30%0.00%9.10%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.73.73.4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses151612
    Very Satisfied (4)11115
    Percent Very Satisfied73.30%68.80%41.70%
    Satisfied (3)457
    Percent Satisfied26.70%31.30%58.30%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses151612
    Preparation for Getting a Job562
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job33.30%37.50%16.70%
    Career Change124
    Percent Career Change6.70%12.50%33.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills856
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills53.30%31.30%50.00%
    Preparation for Further Education010
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%6.30%0.00%
    Personal Interest100
    Percent Personal Interest6.70%0.00%0.00%
    Other020
    Percent Other0.00%12.50%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses121410
    Before Enrollment735
    Percent Before Enrollment58.30%21.40%50.00%
    While Attending the College192
    Percent While Attending the College8.30%64.30%20.00%
    After Training at the College423
    Percent After Training at the College33.30%14.30%30.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses121610
    In College District597
    Percent In College District41.70%56.30%70.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District232
    Percent of In Wisconsin16.70%18.80%20.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin541
    Percent Outside Wisconsin41.70%25.00%10.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count895
    Average Monthly Wage$3,715 $3,497 $3,169
    Average Hourly Wage$21.60 $20.33 $18.43
    Average Work Hours per Week41.341.139.6
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count121
    Average Hourly Wage$18.34 $15.22 $14.25
    Average Work Hours per Week202532
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Brandon Mueller Agency Agent Assistant Watertown
    Columbus School District Administrative Assistant Columbus
    Coventry Village Administrative Assistant
    Edgerton City Hall Administrative Assistant Edgerton
    Noblis ESI Administrative Assistant Warner Robins GA
    Weston School Paraprofessional Cazenovia

    * - 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 jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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Flexible Learning Options

We offer a variety of flexible learning options including hybrid, online, and online-live instruction. Out-of-state students can complete the Administrative Professional program completely online without paying out-of-state tuition.