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Associate of Applied Science Degree
Highly trained and detail-oriented, administrative professionals ensure an office, department or business operates efficiently. Many times, they are the first contact with outside vendors or clients, and they provide necessary behind-the-scenes support that keeps a project on task. In the Administrative Professional program, focus on how to prepare written communications in a variety of formats using technologically advanced equipment, perform financial tasks, manage records and files, research information and use a variety of software packages. Develop information processing skills and increase knowledge of administrative support procedures.
- Prepare for jobs such as administrative professional, business manager’s secretary, executive administrative professional or senior claims assistant.
- Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school computer or marketing courses.
- Internship experiences provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
- As a complement to the Administrative Professional program, additional coursework can be taken to earn certificates in Office Assistant, Medical: Level I and II.
- Upon graduation, be prepared to take the Microsoft certification exam.
- Select program credits may transfer to other institutions.
- Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
- Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $32,648
Program Code 10-106-6
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)
View course descriptions of all required courses
View course descriptions of all required courses
Pathway programs provide a progressive educational process. The pathway is structured so certificates can be taken one at a time, ladder into one another, and build toward longer-term credentials such as a technical diploma or associate degree. These additional skills then allow the student career advancement opportunities and higher earning potential.
Courses offered within a given pathway can be offered in more than one certificate; however, the specific course needs to be taken only once along the pathway as it leads to the diploma. For example: if a course is offered in the second certificate and also offered in the diploma, taking the course in the certificate eliminates the need to take it in the diploma.
Pathway courses shown in gray indicate a course that has been offered in a previous certificate listing.
Customer Service Assistant 1 (13 credits)
Customer Service Assistant 2 (12 credits)
Office Assistant (24 credits)
Credit Transfer Opportunities
WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.
High School Transfer Opportunities
WCTC Credits Awarded
Four Year College Transfer Opportunities
|Bellevue University||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science||up to 69|
|Cardinal Stritch||Any Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management||full program|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus||Bachelor of Science in Business Management||63|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus||Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management||63|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus||Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership||63|
|Concordia University||Any Bachelors||full program|
|Franklin University||Bachelor of Science (various)||Junior Standing|
|Mount Mary University||Bachelor Degree||Junior Standing|
|MSOE||Bachelor of Science in Management||junior status|
|Ottawa University||Bachelor of Arts or Sciences||up to 80|
|Silver Lake College||Bachelor of Science (various)||minimum of 60|
|U of Phoenix||Bachelor of Science (various)||varies|
|Upper Iowa University||Bachelor of Science||up to 78|
|UW-Green Bay||Bachelor of Applied Studies Online||Junior Status|
|UW-Oshkosh||Bachelor of Applied Studies: Leadership and Organizational Studies||full program|
|UW-Stout||B.S. Career, Technical Education & Training||up to 60|
|UW-Waukesha||Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)||60-Junior Standing|
|Wisconsin Lutheran College||Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership||50-70|
UW-System Credit Transfer
If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.
Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.
Meet your Instructor
- BSE, Business Education, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
"At the core of my philosophy is what is best for the students; they are the reason we are here and we should never forget that!"
- AAS, Marketing, WCTC
- AAS, Secretarial Science, WCTI
- BA, Interpersonal Communication; Marquette University
- MA, Education, Carroll University
- WCTC Board, Five-year certificate, office systems
"As a proud recipient of two degrees from WCTC, I strive to give all students tools, through my own compassion, professionalism, ethical standards and dedication that will enable them to make successful and high-quality contributions in the educational process, the community and the global world."