Administrative Professional | Western Technical College

Administrative Professional

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

101066

Credits: 

61.00
Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall

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 convenient online format.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Administrative Professional

This program will cost about $9,700* 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

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Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • 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 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.

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University
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.

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