The Office Assistant program prepares students to perform a variety of administrative tasks in today's rapidly changing workplace. Students learn basic office procedures and essential software skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and desktop publishing. Students will learn to integrate compute, human relations and communication skills working individually and in a team environment. Office assistants help with routine tasks necessary to keep office functioning.
This class helps new Nicolet students make a successful transition to the College. The course is a chance for students to learn College resources, practice pacing and time management, grit and the learning management system. Students also receive an introduction and have opportunities to practice professional business communication.
Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.
|Human Resources Roles and Laws
This class reviews the role and importance of Human Resources in organizations. Current challenges Human Resources contends with are covered. Students will learn about major employment laws and how to ensure that company programs, practices and policies align with those laws.
This course is intended to teach students ways to take care of their customers and add value to customer interactions. They will identify the difference between internal and external customers, and develop verbal, nonverbal, and listening communication skills. Students will develop problem-solving techniques and the ability to lead and expand the customer service process, learn how to deal with customers, and build skills for analyzing and prioritizing customer needs. Students will learn to use the phone, email and other communications methods effectively and efficiently in the world of work.
|MS Word Beginning
This course will cover creating a flyer, research paper, and business letter using Microsoft Word.
This course will cover creating and managing email messages, calendars, contacts, and tasks using Microsoft Outlook.
|MS Excel Beginning
This course will cover creating a worksheet and chart; application of formulas, functions, and formatting; and working with large worksheets, charting, and what-if analysis using Microsoft Excel.
|MS Powerpoint Beginning
This course will cover creating and editing presentations with pictures; enhancing presentations with shapes and SmartArt; and inserting WordArt, charts, and tables using Microsoft PowerPoint.
This course explores the comprehensive field of records management by applying basic principles and procedures for storing and retrieving information and maintaining an efficient manual and/or computerized filing system using the simplified filing rules developed by the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Inc. (ARMA). The following methods of storing records are studied: alphabetic, subject, numeric, and geographic. Basic terminology of records management is taught throughout the course. Records retention, disaster planning, control measurements, information security, and disposition are discussed.
|Business Office Technologies
This course will cover operation of popular physical and virtual technologies used in a business office including products and applications used for telephony, office application suites, meetings, and surveys.
|Leadership Organizational Culture
This class will cover what the leader’s role is in creating the optimal workplace. Students will learn the components of a great workplace and how to improve corporate culture. Students have the opportunity to assess their workplace and provide recommendations for strengthening.
|Digital Literacy with Cyber Security
This course will cover identifying and differentiating between major computer components, Microsoft Windows operating system and application operations, computing environment issue troubleshooting, making connections between office network devices, file management, and basic cybersecurity threats and best practices.
|Human Resources Recruitment
This class will cover how to develop job descriptions and competitive salary packages for open positions. Students will create effective recruiting and interview programs so the best candidates will be selected.
|Oral Interpersonal Communication
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.
An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. Prerequisite: 7785478000 Principles of College Math (C or better) or Accuplacer Algebra score >=35 or UW Math Placement Basic Math Skills score >=250 or ACT Mathematics score >=18 or Tailwind Math College Math Fund score >=16.
|MS Word Intermediate
This course will cover creating a multipage document, creating a resume and sharing documents, using mail merge, and creating a newsletter using Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: 1010311500 MS Word Beginning (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).
|MS Excel Intermediate
This course will cover working with financial functions, data tables, amortization schedules, multiple worksheets, and workbooks; creating, sorting, and querying a table; and creating templates; importing data; and working with SmartArt, images, and screenshots using Microsoft Excel. Prerequisite: 1010312600 MS Excel Beginning (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).
This course will cover basic and advanced document formatting techniques in administrative and specialized occupational areas while enhancing keyboarding speed and accuracy.
|Administrative Procedures Basics
This course will introduce and review basic administrative concepts such as professionalism, ethics, communications, teamwork, customer service, and leadership.
|Introduction to Accounting
Students learn to apply debit/credit theory in preparing basic journal entries. Also includes financial statement ratios, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
At A Glance
How You'll Learn
Multiple Start Dates
2024 Start Dates
Books & Supplies*
*Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.
Financial Aid Eligible
What You'll Learn
- Perform accurate workplace communications
- Use technology skills for business tasks
- Perform routine office procedures
- Demonstrate professionalism and effective workplace relationships.
Your Potential Careers
- Office Assistant
- File Clerk
- General Office Clerk
Median Annual Salary
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Gainful Employment Disclosure
This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.
This program will cost $4,819.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $5,838.00 of debt.
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Wisconsin
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