Office Technology Assistant

24-credit Technical Diploma

Organized and detail-oriented, office technology assistants provide necessary support in handling a variety of administrative activities in today’s rapidly changing office. Their keen organizational skills provide momentum to keep people and projects moving forward. In the Office Technology Assistant program, become proficient at using computers to prepare documents, perform filing and records management, research information and use a variety of software packages. Enhance information processing skills and increase knowledge of administrative support procedures.

  • Prepare for jobs such as office clerk, customer service associate or sales assistant.
  • The curriculum for the Office Technology Assistant 25-credit Technical Diploma program is the first year of studies in the Administrative Professional 69-credit Associate of Applied Science degree program. Those completing the diploma will require one more year of studies to earn the associate degree.
  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school computer or related courses.
  • Evening completion and hybrid/online classes are available.
  • Review gainful employment information.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $36,000-$38,000
    • Average Salary: $37,099
    • Median Salary: $37,099
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: N/A
    • Average Hourly Wage: $17.00
    • Three-year Average Salary: $24,410

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 106-105 Doc Processing and Editing3  
 106-111 MBA I - AP3  
 106-117 Records and Information Mgmt3  
 801-136 English Composition 13+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
12
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 106-122 Microcomputer Bus Apps II3  
 106-164 Administrative Office Mgmt3  
 804-123 Math w Business Apps3+ 
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
12
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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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 Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

106-110 Microcomputer Bus Apps I 3
106-122 Microcomputer Bus Apps II 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

There are currently no college credit agreements for Office Technology Assistant. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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.