Office Support Specialist | Western Technical College

Office Support Specialist

Technical Diploma

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Being an office support specialist means that you are the person who keeps things running efficiently. No two days will be the same. You will use your skills to communicate with customers and other team members, perform essential office tasks, create business correspondence and presentations, and use business software to create databases and spreadsheets. You could use desktop publishing, electronic presentation, or word processing software to create internal and external marketing pieces.

Virtually every business benefits from having an efficient and competent office staff. You will have opportunities in a wide variety of settings.

Courses are offered in a convenient online format.

You may choose to continue on a Career Pathway by laddering your credits into the Administrative Professional associate's degree for increased career and earning potential.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Office Support Specialist

This program will cost about $5,000* 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.

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Career Opportunities

Office Assistant
Customer Account Representative

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Perform routine administrative procedures
  • Model professionalism in the workplace
  • Manage administrative projects

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$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 reading, sentence skills, 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 waivers here.

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

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.

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