Administrative Professional

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Program Information

  • Location: West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 10-106-6
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Administrative Professional Degree


Get ready to take on key responsibilities that include operating new office technologies, performing and coordinating an office’s administrative activities, and storing and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients.

The employment outlook is strong. Opportunities are best for candidates having extensive knowledge of computer software applications.

You can earn the Office Technology Assistant technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG 201 English 1 ‡
(1) OFTECH-101 Office Technologies 1 ^ 3
(1) OFTECH-103 Keyboard and Keypad ^ 1
(1) OFTECH-122 Business English Essentials ^ 3
(1) SOCSCI-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI or HIST course
(2) ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(2) OFTECH-104 Budgeting Basics for Support Personnel ^ 3
(2) OFTECH-119 Information Management ^ 3
(2) OFTECH-133 Business Document Production 1 ‡ ^ 3
(2) OFTECH-184 MS Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint ‡ ^ 3
(3) MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡ 3
(3) OFTECH-111 Workplace Communication for Support Personnel 3
(3) OFTECH-123 Proofreading and Editing 3
(3) OFTECH-153 Collaboration Tools 1
(3) OFTECH-165 Administrative Office Procedures 1 ‡ ^ 3
(3) OFTECH-182 Customer Service Skills ^ 3
(4) ELECTIVES (Three credits needed) 3
(4) OFTECH-170 Meeting and Event Planning for Support Personnel 3
(4) OFTECH-185 MS Office - Intermediate ‡ 3
(4) OFTECH-187 Business Publications 3
(4) OFTECH-196 Administrative Professional Internship ‡ ^ 1
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Office Technology Assistant technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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2020-2021 Program Card

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Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Perform routine administrative procedures
  • Manage administrative projects
  • Maintain internal and external relationships
  • Model professionalism in the workplace

Career Outlook

Administrative professionals will have among the largest number of job openings due to growth and the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or retire. Opportunities are best for those having extensive knowledge of computer software applications.

Possible Careers

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Secretary
Administrative Support
Information Manager


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Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/21/2020