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Administrative Professional

  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-106-6
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you like being active on the job? Are you a people person? Do you enjoy working with technology? Are you interested in a variety of tasks? If so, the Administrative Professional associate degree program is for you!

The job of an administrative professional combines organizational and people skills with an expertise in information processing and office technology. Administrative professionals work with customers, perform general administrative/office duties, develop and prepare correspondence, conduct research, prepare presentations and events, process and transmit information, and assist others within the organization. The efficiency of any organization depends, in part, upon the administrative professionals who are at the center of communications.

The Administrative Professional Program provides you with up-to-date training for today's high tech office and also provides a strong background in customer service and office-related skills and knowledge. In this program students learn to be efficient and effective office employees through the application of business procedures (proofreading, telephone messaging, managing records, arranging meetings and travel, communicating, researching, etc.) and software skills (word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentations, electronic calendars, and databases). During the final semester in the program, you'll gain valuable work experience in a local business office while completing your administrative professional internship.

As an administrative professional, you will be employed in one of the largest and fastest growing occupations. Potential careers are available in diverse settings such as education, government, insurance/investment, industrial/manufacturing, legal, medical and service organizations.

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 66
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 75 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.