Microsoft Office


Recent Graduates

There are 14 recent graduates of this Madison College program.



100% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.


Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $53,220.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 301066

Credits: 13

Area of Study: Business

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

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $1,833.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

In the Microsoft Office diploma program at Madison College, you will learn the latest in business technology and software for work as an office employee. Our instructors are here to help you every step of the way.

Get credit for your experience and prior learning.

Program Details

This program is currently under review for veterans benefits and federal and state financial aid. At this time, applicants should be aware that Madison College is not able to award financial aid for this program until approval from the Department of Education is received.

Students in MATC's Microsoft Office diploma program can attend full or part time.

Microsoft Office diploma classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

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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. 


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



Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


After completing the Microsoft Office Diploma program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Manage an office effectively and efficiently.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.

Madison College's Microsoft Office diploma graduates are ready for a range of professional positions including:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Word Processing Specialist
  • Secretarial Assistant
  • Administrative Services Coordinator
  • Program Assistant
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Document Specialist
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Office Support Assistant
  • Office Administrator
  • PC Specialist
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Information Assistant
  • Executive Assistant


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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates272014
    Number of Surveys Sent202014
    Number of Surveys Returned16161
    Percent of Surveys Returned80.0%80.0%7.1%
    Available for Employment8101
    Percent Available for Employment88.9%100.0%100.0%
    Not in Labor Market860
    Percent Not in Labor Market88.9%60.0%0.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed871
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%70.0%100.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation541
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation62.5%57.1%100.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation320
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation37.5%28.6%0.0%
    Employed - No Response010
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%14.3%0.0%
    Seeking Employment030
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%30.0%0.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.83.72
    Number of Satisfaction Responses9101
    Very Satisfied (4)770
    Percent Very Satisfied77.8%70.0%0.0%
    Satisfied (3)230
    Percent Satisfied22.2%30.0%0.0%
    Unsatisfied (2)001
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%100.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses16161
    Preparation for Getting a Job550
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job31.3%31.3%0.0%
    Career Change010
    Percent Career Change0.0%6.3%0.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills221
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills12.5%12.5%100.0%
    Preparation for Further Education880
    Percent Preparation for Further Education50.0%50.0%0.0%
    Personal Interest100
    Percent Personal Interest6.3%0.0%0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses861
    Before Enrollment311
    Percent Before Enrollment37.5%16.7%100.0%
    While Attending the College330
    Percent While Attending the College37.5%50.0%0.0%
    After Training at the College220
    Percent After Training at the College25.0%33.3%0.0%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses871
    In College District551
    Percent In College District62.5%71.4%100.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District110
    Percent of In Wisconsin12.5%14.3%0.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin010
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%14.3%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown200
    Percent Location Unknown25.0%0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count211
    Average Monthly Wage$3,139$3,859$4,435
    Average Hourly Wage$18.25$22.44$25.78
    Average Work Hours per Week40.060.040.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count23
    Average Hourly Wage$15.22$13.96
    Average Work Hours per Week25.020.7
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Invacare Corporation Executive Assistant Elyria OH
    Madison Area Technical College Clerical Aide
    Monroe Street Arts Center Administrative Assistant
    Sauk Prairie School District Substitute Secretary/Teaching Assistant Prairie du Sac

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Flexible Learning Options

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