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Office Technology Assistant
Technical Diploma
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee and Oak Creek campuses
Program Code: 31-106-1


For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500


Overview
— As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Administrative assistants coordinate an office's administrative activities, which includes storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, websites, and email. They also may handle travel and guest arrangements.

 

Added Career Value — You're well on your way toward earning the Administrative Professional associate degree after you complete this diploma program. Courses in the Office Technology Assistant technical diploma curriculum count toward the associate degree. Ask your program advisor for details.


Career Outlook — This occupation ranks among those with the largest number of job openings. Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Demonstrate effective office/business communications
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Perform routine administrative office procedures
  • Manage administrative projects
  • Maintain business relationships
  • Key at 55 to 60 words per minute
  • Model professionalism in the office or business environment


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
 
Possible Careers:
Administrative Assistant
Office Assistant
Office Support Receptionist
Word Processing Specialist

Related Programs:
Administrative Professional
Bilingual Office Assistant
Legal Administrative Professional
Medical Administrative Specialist

 

Start Dates: August/January


Curriculum effective 2013-14.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

 

 

OFTECH-101

Windows 7 and Word 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts

3

 

 

OFTECH-103

Keyboard and Keypad (8 weeks)

1

 

OFTECH-119

Information Management

3

 

 

 

OFTECH-122

Business English Essentials

3

 

 

 

OFTECH-136

Keyboarding Skill Development 1 ‡ (8 weeks)

1

 

 

OFTECH-133

Business Document Production 1 ‡

3

 

 

ACCTG-102

Basic Office Accounting

3

 

OFTECH-165

Administrative Office Procedures 1 ‡

3

 

 

 

OFTECH-184

MS Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint ‡

 

 

OFTECH-102

Office Technologies ‡

3

RBUS-180

Business Career Planning

1

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 27

 

 

 

 

 

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Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2013.