Administrative Professional

Administrative Professional video

Program Number: 10-106-6
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

Program Description

In the age of technology, the role of the administrative assistant has broadened not only to include the administrative and office functions needed to run an organization efficiently but also to possess a solid foundation in the technological equipment that supports these functions.

Moraine Park’s Administrative Professional coursework prepares students to provide customer service, produce business communications, manage projects, plan meetings and events, and perform an array of other office responsibilities. Students also develop high-level skills in common software applications such as databases and spreadsheets.

They find employment in industrial/manufacturing, service, educational, insurance, sales, human resources and government settings. Administrative assistants enjoy working with others, have good oral and written communication skills, possess strong organizational skills, and project a professional attitude and image.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $27,375

Approximate Costs


  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Fall/Spring Semester

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

  • Program Outcomes

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

    Career Opportunities

    • Executive Assistant
    • Office Administrator
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Administrative Secretary/Secretary
    • Office Support Specialist

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
    • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Number Title Crs
    Term 1
    102-110 Introduction to Business 3
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    106-120 Document Formatting 1
    106-163 Database and Spreadsheet Essentials 3
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 16
    Term 2
    106-101 Customer Service Essentials 3
    106-121 Advanced Document Formatting 1
    106-164 Business Applications for Microsoft Office 3
    106-182 Document Management 3
    196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
    804-107 College Mathematics 3
    809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
    Total 19
    Term 3
    101-184 Principles of Accounting 3
    106-111 Business Communications 3
    106-113 Business Publications 3
    106-135 Business Technology and Innovation 3
    106-181 Document Standards and Expectations 3
    809-195 Economics 3
    Total 18
    Term 4
    105-150 Business Practice Firm 3
     - OR - 
    105-152 Business Practicum 3
    106-142 Business Meeting and Event Planning 3
    106-180 Business Protocol 3
    809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
    809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
    Total 15
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 68

    Exit Assessment

    A Capstone Project is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

    Academic Planner

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    Note: Students with prior keyboarding experience must take a keyboarding placement/advanced standing test prior to enrolling in the Document Formatting (106-120) course.

    Students with no prior keyboarding experience will enroll in the Keyboarding (106-103) course prior to enrolling in the Document Formatting (106-120) course.

    Students can earn both the Administrative Professional and Legal Administrative Professional associate of applied science degrees in only five terms by following the Dual Degree Administrative Professional and Legal Administrative Professional academic planner.