Business Technology Department

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

Department Head
CALL: (608) 246-6162


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

Business Lab

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.

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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  • 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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To Apply

  • View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.  

In-person Program         Online Program

        Effective Summer 2019 - Program Admission Requirements

  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • 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. 


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


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 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.

First Semester

Second Semester

1 credits

Third Semester

Fourth Semester


Business-Related Selection (3 credits)

(See below)

Business-Related Selection Courses Take one course from the following list:


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

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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Flexible Learning Options

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