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Business Technology Department


1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

KRISTYN JACOBSON
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CALL: (608) 246-6162

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School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m. 

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

Truax D3610
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

ACCOUNTING HELP 
CALL: (608) 243-4310 
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Ross Silburn
Accounting Lab Coordinator
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Joanne Dischler
Accounting Faculty Liaison
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BUSINESS HELP
CALL: (608) 243-4019 
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Kathy Hansing
Business Lab Coordinator
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Hours and Support Information

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

Administrative Professional Degree Program Promo


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.

First Semester

10-801-195

3 credits


10-804-123

3 credits


10-106-100

3 credits


10-106-107

3 credits


10-106-139

1 credits



Second Semester

10-103-165

1 credits


10-103-169

1 credits


10-106-108

3 credits


10-106-109

3 credits


10-106-121

3 credits


10-106-164

2 credits


10-106-240

3 credits


Third Semester

10-801-196

3 credits


10-809-172

3 credits


10-101-106

3 credits


10-106-106

3 credits


10-106-172

3 credits


10-106-190

1 credits


Fourth Semester

10-809-199

3 credits


10-102-135

3 credits


10-106-126

3 credits



10-109-102

3 credits


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
    61
    Tuition
    $8326.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $913.64
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $9240.14
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 26 25 28
    Number of Surveys Sent 26 23 26
    Number of Surveys Returned 20 15 16
    Percent of Surveys Returned 76.90% 65.20% 61.50%
    Available for Employment 20 14 16
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 93.30% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 1 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 6.70% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 18 12 16
    Percent of Graduates Employed 90.00% 85.70% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 13 9 13
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 72.20% 75.00% 81.30%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 4 3 3
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 22.20% 25.00% 18.80%
    Employed - No Response 1 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 5.60% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 2 2 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 10.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.4 3.7 3.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 20 15 16
    Very Satisfied 10 11 11
    Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 73.30% 68.80%
    Satisfied 9 4 5
    Percent Satisfied 45.00% 26.70% 31.30%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 1 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 5.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 20 15 16
    Preparation for Getting a Job 7 5 6
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 35.00% 33.30% 37.50%
    Career Change 5 1 2
    Percent Career Change 25.00% 6.70% 12.50%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 5 8 5
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 25.00% 53.30% 31.30%
    Preparation for Further Education 1 0 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 5.00% 0.00% 6.30%
    Personal Interest 2 1 0
    Percent Personal Interest 10.00% 6.70% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 2
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 12.50%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 17 12 14
    Before Enrollment 7 7 3
    Percent Before Enrollment 41.20% 58.30% 21.40%
    While Attending the College 7 1 9
    Percent While Attending the College 41.20% 8.30% 64.30%
    After Training at the College 3 4 2
    Percent After Training at the College 17.60% 33.30% 14.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 18 12 16
    In College District 8 5 9
    Percent In College District 44.40% 41.70% 56.30%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 2 3
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 16.70% 18.80%
    Outside of Wisconsin 8 5 4
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 44.40% 41.70% 25.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 2 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 11.10% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 10 8 9
    Average Monthly Wage $3,594 $3,715 $3,497
    Average Hourly Wage $20.89 $21.60 $20.33
    Average Work Hours per Week 40.3 41.3 41.1
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 3 1 2
    Average Hourly Wage $12.83 $18.34 $15.22
    Average Work Hours per Week 19.7 20 25
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 446 1,811
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 579 620
    Total Jobs 1,025 2,431
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Bunbury & Associates Administrative Assistant Baraboo
    City of Monroe City Clerk Monroe
    Exact Sciences Supervisor-Administrative Support
    F & M Bank Relationship Banker Tomah
    Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center Administrative Specialist III Clemmons NC
    Philidelphia University Assistant to Dean Philadelphia PN
    Sauk County Accounting Assistant Treasurer Baraboo
    The GW Medical Faculty Associates Executive Assistant Washington DC
    The Richardson School Administrative Assistant
    Universal Presentation Concepts Account Manager
    Verona Area School District Secretary Verona
    Walworth County Department Of Health & Human Services Behavioral Health Nursing Program Assistant Elkhorn

    * - 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