Administrative Professional

Associate of Applied Science

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With the right skills and a positive attitude, you can be indispensable! As an administrative professional, you will have a variety of responsibilities to help an office run smoothly. You would be a good communicator with excellent computer skills who enjoys working with a variety of people, and willing to take on whatever challenges come your way. In this career, you could be planning events, creating presentations, making basic spreadsheets, formatting business correspondence, or training others on computers or software.

Students learn the latest office technology, develop communication skills, learn database and spreadsheet functions, and are introduced to basic business principles. Field experience is part of the curriculum.

Courses are offered in a traditional face-to-face environment, online format, through interactive distance learning, or a blend of the formats. You choose your educational experience.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Administrative Professional

This program will cost about $9,200* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Administrative Professional 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding13
Employed in Related Occupation10
Employed in Non-related Occupations2
Seeking Employment1
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week3141
Median Hourly Wage$11.50 $11.71
Hourly Wage Range$11.00 - $12.00$11.00 - $14.50
Median Annual Salary$18,564.00 $25,830.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Administrative Assistant; Sparta Area School District, Sparta, WI
  • Administrative Assistant; Winona Chamber of Commerce, Winona, MN
  • Administrator; Associated Milk Producers Inc., Portage, WI
  • Data Quality Specialist; Authenticom, La Crosse, WI
  • Front Desk Administrative Assistant; Food Concepts, Inc., Middleton, WI
  • On-Call Branch Office Administrator; Edward Jones, New Lisbon, WI
  • Quality Auditor; Ashley Furniture Industries, Whitehall, WI
  • Receptionist/Office Assistant; Unknown
  • Registration Reception; New Lisbon Community Clinic, New Lisbon, WI
  • Tax Prep And Financial; Dobson Tax & Accounting Services, Black River Falls, WI

Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant
Executive Secretary
Office Assistant
Office Associate/Assistant

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications.
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
  • Perform routine administrative procedures.
  • Manage administrative projects.
  • Manage internal and external relationships.
  • Model professionalism in the workplace.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements


ACT: 16


ACT: 13


ACT: 16

Transfer Agreements

Winona State University

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Administrative Professional

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