Virtual Office Assistant

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/virtual-assistant/

Program Number: 31-106-1
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

About the Program

Moraine Park’s Virtual Office Assistant program is designed to provide individuals with the skills to perform fundamental office functions in a variety of business settings.

What You'll Learn

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.

The courses from this program can be directly transferred into Moraine Park’s Administrative Coordinator Associate of Applied Science degree should students choose to continue their education.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

 

Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:

  •   Previous college coursework from prior institutions
  •   Military training and experience
  •   Passing of MPTC or national exams
  •   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs

Tuition

Occupational

  • $146.20 per credit (resident)
  • $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
101-138 Data Management, Analysis and Reporting 3
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
106-101 Customer Service Essentials 3
106-108 Administrative Assistant Essentials 1
106-120 Document Formatting 1
106-135 Business Media Management 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 College 101 2
 Credits17
Semester 2
101-184 Principles of Accounting 3
106-111 Business Communications 3
106-121 Advanced Document Formatting 1
106-142 Business Meeting and Event Planning 3
106-182 Information Management 3
196-188 Project Management 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits33

Program Outcomes

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

Pathways 

Earn technical diplomas and an associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Career Opportunities

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

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

$36,242