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Office Assistant

Technical Diploma


About the Program

The Office Assistant program covers basic business procedures and essential software skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, desktop publishing, and web development. Students develop oral and written communications to enable them to work as successful team members in a business environment. All the entry-level skills obtained in the Office Assistant program may be applied toward the two-year Administrative Assistant degree.

Office assistants help with the day-to-day routine tasks necessary to keep offices functioning. Utilizing their basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and desktop publishing, office assistants perform a variety of basic business procedures. Human relations and communications skills are integral to being an effective office assistant in today's rapidly changing office.


Financial Aid Eligible

This program is eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further details.


Possible Careers

  • Office Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • File Clerk
  • Typist
  • General Office Clerk


Advanced Standing

Articulation agreements between Nicolet and most district high schools provide credit for selected high school courses. In addition, Nicolet will accept agreements between other Wisconsin Technical Colleges and their district high schools.

Advanced standing is also available for skills acquired through work experience. Students are encouraged to use the advanced standing option; contact the Welcome Center for details.


Program Outcomes

1. Demonstrate effective workplace communications.

2. Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks.

3. Perform routine administrative procedures.

4. Maintain internal and external relationships.

5. Model professionalism in the workplace.


View Gainful Employment Information

The information 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.

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