Microsoft Office

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 301066

Credits: 13

Area of Study: Business

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

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $1,805.70
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 Graduates92720
    Number of Surveys Sent72020
    Number of Surveys Returned41616
    Percent of Surveys Returned57.10%80.00%80.00%
    Available for Employment4810
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%50.00%62.50%
    Not in Labor Market086
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%50.00%37.50%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed487
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%70.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation454
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%62.50%57.10%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation032
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%37.50%28.60%
    Employed - No Response001
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%14.30%
    Seeking Employment003
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%30.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)43.83.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses4910
    Very Satisfied (4)477
    Percent Very Satisfied100.00%77.80%70.00%
    Satisfied (3)023
    Percent Satisfied0.00%22.20%30.00%
    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

    Number of Primary Reason Responses41616
    Preparation for Getting a Job355
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job75.00%31.30%31.30%
    Career Change001
    Percent Career Change0.00%0.00%6.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills122
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills25.00%12.50%12.50%
    Preparation for Further Education088
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%50.00%50.00%
    Personal Interest010
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%6.30%0.00%
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses486
    Before Enrollment031
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%37.50%16.70%
    While Attending the College333
    Percent While Attending the College75.00%37.50%50.00%
    After Training at the College122
    Percent After Training at the College25.00%25.00%33.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses487
    In College District455
    Percent In College District100.00%62.50%71.40%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District011
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%12.50%14.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin001
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%14.30%
    Employer Location Unknown020
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%25.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count321
    Average Monthly Wage$2,488 $3,139 $3,859
    Average Hourly Wage$14.47 $18.25 $22.44
    Average Work Hours per Week38.34060
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count123
    Average Hourly Wage$18.34 $15.22 $13.96
    Average Work Hours per Week202520.7
  • 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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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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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.