Administrative Professional

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

101066

Credits: 

61.00
Financial Aid Available

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 $8,900* 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 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates15
Graduates Responding11
Employed in Related Occupation5
Employed in Non-related Occupations1
Seeking Employment1
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market4

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding32
Average Hours Per Week2341
Median Hourly Wage$13.50 $11.12
Hourly Wage Range$11.31 - $16.83$10.99 - $11.25
Median Annual Salary$17,643.60 $23,700.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Administrative Assistant; Consumers Credit Counseling Service, La Crosse, WI
  • Customer Relations Manager; Coulee Region Humane Society, Onalaska, WI
  • Part-Time Manager; Pla Mor Lanes, La Crosse, WI
  • Payroll/Administrative Assistant/Tax Preparer; Becker Tax & Bookkeeping, Onalaska, WI
  • Receptionist; Authenticom, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant
Executive Secretary
Office Assistant
Receptionist
Office Associate/Assistant
Secretary

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

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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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