administrative professional

associate in applied science (aas)

why choose administrative professional?

  • are you a good communicator? learn to be a great one who is able to adapt to different personalities and work styles of managers, executives, and coworkers you assist or work with.
  • develop the skills needed to become the office expert who drives the team forward and uses high-tech tools to increase efficiency and productivity.
  • administrative professionals are the second-highest in demand, according to job openings posted on wisconsin techconnect.
  • this program can be completed entirely online.
  • interested in earning a bachelor's degree? for transfer opportunities, visit
many organizations would be completely lost without the skilled secretaries and administrative assistants who work there. and far from being replaced by today’s sophisticated software and electronic gadgets, these employees are the office wizards who know exactly how to use high-tech tools to increase efficiency and productivity.

program locations

adams campus
401 north main street
adams, wi 53910

marshfield campus
2600 west 5th street
marshfield, wi 54449

stevens point campus
1001 centerpoint drive
stevens point, wi 54481

wisconsin rapids campus
500 32nd street north
wisconsin rapids, wisconsin 54494


what you'll learn

graduates of mid-state’s administrative professional program are known for being adaptable and well prepared for today’s workforce. students learn to create and edit correspondence, work with customers, develop research reports, handle private or confidential records, and more.

the program emphasizes fundamental knowledge of software applications, customer service skills, and the expert operation of a variety of office technology and equipment. you’ll experience hands-on learning through the organization of high-profile events.

estimated entire program cost

cost based on the 2020/2021 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,275.62
  • books: $2,377.95
  • supplies, uniforms, and/or exams: $500.00
  • total estimated cost: $12,153.57

financial aid eligibility

this program is eligible for full financial aid.

term: 1
catalog# title credits
10103106 microsoft office-introduction 3.00
10106157 document formatting 3.00
10801136 english composition i 3.00
10106106 quality customer service 3.00
10809172 introduction to diversity studies 3.00
(15 credits)
term: 2
catalog# title credits
10106158 Proofreading & Editing 2.00
10103114 word-intermediate 1.00
10106140 business information management 3.00
10106150 administrative office procedures 3.00
  • oral/interpersonal communication 3.00
10801198 speech 3.00
-or- 10801196 oral/interpersonal communication 3.00
10106172 digital communication technology 3.00
10103125 excel applications 2.00
(17 credits)
term: 3
catalog# title credits
10102101 intro to business 3.00
  • introductory statistics 3.00
  • intermediate algebra with applications 4.00
10804107 college mathematics 3.00
-or- 10804189 introductory statistics 3.00
-or- 10804118 intermediate algebra with applications 4.00
10999999 elective 3.00
  • intro to american government 3.00
10809196 intro to sociology 3.00
-or- 10809122 intro to american government 3.00
10106162 Graphics & Print Media 3.00
(15-16 credits)
term: 4
catalog# title credits
10104107 social media marketing 3.00
10106180 advanced software applications 3.00
  • developmental psychology 3.00
10809198 intro to psychology 3.00
-or- 10809188 developmental psychology 3.00
  • career development 3.00
10801199 employment strategies 3.00
-or- 10102130 career development 3.00
10106135 supervised field experience 2.00
(14 credits)
(61-62 credits)


sharon behrens, aas, ba, mba, med

sharon earned an med from national-louis university and an mba from walden university. she has many years of office experience to share and a passion for technology. she keeps her skills current as an active member of the international association of administrative professionals (iaap). sharon also attends conferences and authors and edits software textbooks and other instructional materials for leading publishing companies. she also serves as club advisor to the mid-state chapter of business professionals of america (bpa).

“i enjoy getting to know my students and find it invigorating to see their skills and confidence evolve through the many hands-on opportunities available.”


  • administrative professional
  • administrative specialist
  • executive assistant
  • legal secretary
  • medical administrative professional
  • office coordinator
  • research assistant
  • secretary

"since graduating, i have had two jobs—one of which i was offered the day after graduation, and both in the field i chose. i love what i do."

ashlee wroblewski

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