Office Technology Assistant

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Program Information

  • Location: West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 31-106-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program


To boost your career, gain skills in the updated technology that today’s offices rely on every day. Coursework includes learning administrative office procedures, studying basic accounting, using the software prominent in office environments, and developing strong keyboarding skills.

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

You can apply your credits toward completing the Administrative Professional associate degree.

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Students fluent in English and a second language will be prepared for bilingual office positions after completing this program. You will use Microsoft software to produce documents in both languages; and will use the internet, videoconferencing and other technologies. All courses, except foreign language instruction, are taught in English.

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
OFTECH-101 Office Technologies 1 3
OFTECH-103 Keyboard and Keypad 1
OFTECH-119 Information Management 3
OFTECH-122 Business English Essentials 3
OFTECH-182 Customer Service Skills 3
OFTECH-104 Budgeting Basics for Support Personnel 3
OFTECH-133 Business Document Production 1 ‡ 3
OFTECH-165 Administrative Office Procedures 1 ‡ 3
OFTECH-184 MS Office: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint ‡ 3
OFTECH-196 Administrative Professional Internship ‡ 1

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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2021-2022 Program Card

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Program Outcomes

  • Perform accurate workplace communications
  • Use technology skills for business tasks
  • Perform routine office procedures
  • Demonstrate professionalism and effective workplace relationships

Career Outlook

This occupation ranks among those with the largest number of job openings. 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.

Possible Careers

Administrative Assistant
Office Assistant
Office Support Receptionist
Word Processing Specialist


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Last updated: 08/25/2021