Office Support Specialist

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

311068

Credits: 

32.00
Financial Aid Available

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.

Required courses are taught in the classroom, online, and in a blended 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 $4,600* 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

Office Support Specialist 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates13
Graduates Responding11
Employed in Related Occupation1
Employed in Non-related Occupations2
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education8
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

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Responding01
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Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Office Manager; Mooresmiles Dental, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Secretary
Receptionist
Office Assistant
Customer Account Representative

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
  • Model professionalism in the workplace
  • Manage administrative projects

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements

Writing/English: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 56
ACCUPLACER: 55

Reading: 

ACT: 13
COMPASS: 60
ACCUPLACER: 70

Math/Pre-Algebra: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 34
ACCUPLACER: 46

Gainful Employment

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.

Office Support Specialist

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