Office Assistant

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Program Number: 31-106-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

Program Description

Moraine Park’s Office Assistant program is designed to provide individuals with the skills to perform fundamental office functions in a variety of business settings. The coursework trains students to use advanced word processing skills, produce business documents, maintain and retrieve files/records, perform basic accounting functions, create spreadsheets and databases, and provide customer service.

Most of the courses from this program can be directly transferred into Moraine Park’s Administrative Professional and Legal Administrative Professional associate of applied science degrees should students choose to continue their education.

Note: Individuals with keyboarding experience may elect to obtain advanced standing credit for the Keyboarding course (106-103) by successfully meeting the requirements through a timed test provided at the College.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $23,981

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

    • Demonstrate effective workplace communications.
    • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.
    • Maintain internal and external relationships.
    • Perform routine administrative procedures.

    Career Opportunities

    • Office Assistant
    • General Office Clerk
    • Receptionist
    • Receptionist/Switchboard

    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.

    Gainful Employment

    The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

    Gainful Employment Data

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    Number Title Crs
    Term 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    106-101 Customer Service Essentials 3
    106-120 Document Formatting 1
    106-163 Database and Spreadsheet Essentials 3
    106-181 Document Standards and Expectations 3
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 16
    Term 2
    101-184 Principles of Accounting 3
    106-121 Advanced Document Formatting 1
    106-135 Business Technology and Innovation 3
    106-164 Business Applications for Microsoft Office 3
    106-182 Document Management 3
    196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
    Total 16
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 32

    Exit Assessment

    Completion of 106-164 Business Applications for Microsoft Office and 106-182 Document Management are the exit assessment graduation requirements 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.

    Additional Program Requirements

    Students will need to complete Basic Math Proficiency.

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    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.