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Career Area: Business, Management and Administration
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-106-6
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Administrative Professional Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Administrative Assistant
Executive Assistant
Information Coordinator
Office Manager
Program Assistant

Average Median Wage


Administrative Professional Programs

The job of an administrative professional combines organizational and people skills with an expertise in information processing and office technology. Administrative professionals work with customers, perform general administrative/office duties, develop and prepare correspondence, conduct research, prepare presentations and events, process and transmit information, and assist others within the organization. The efficiency of any organization depends, in part, upon the administrative professionals who are at the center of communications.

The Administrative Professional program provides you with up-to-date training for today's high tech office and also provides a strong background in customer service and office-related skills and knowledge. In this program students learn to be efficient and effective office employees through the application of business procedures (proofreading, telephone messaging, managing records, arranging meetings and travel, communicating, researching, etc.) and software skills (word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentations, electronic calendars, and databases). During the final semester in the program, you'll gain valuable work experience in a local business office while completing your administrative professional internship.

As an administrative professional, you will be employed in one of the largest and fastest growing occupations. Potential careers are available in diverse settings such as education, government, insurance/investment, industrial/manufacturing, legal, medical and service organizations.