Administrative Coordinator

An administrative coordinator in a modern office environment

Administrative Coordinator

Associate Degree

60 Credits | 2 Years

Online Program 

Financial Aid-Eligible

Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*, Online

Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake*, Hayward*, Ladysmith*

*Combination of Online, Your Choice or On Site instruction. Select courses are available at the Northwood Tech Outreach Centers. Please contact your local campus for specifics.

Career Cluster: Business Management

The Administrative Coordinator program prepares you to be successful in a variety of industries: health, education, business, for-profit, non-profit, industry and more. You will develop your software/hardware knowledge, administrative/organizational skills and interpersonal communications in order to provide top-notch administrative support in your organization. 

Administrative Coordinator Overview

The Administrative Coordinator program will prepare you with cutting-edge skills in virtual assisting, event planning, organizing, and scheduling. As a graduate, you will have the competency to coordinate a modern office environment while supporting managers, executives, and teams. You will be equipped with the skills to manage projects, troubleshoot technology, provide exceptional customer service, and craft professional business communication. With this degree, typical career opportunities for grads could include, executive assistant, administrative coordinator, administrative professional, office manager or virtual assistant. This foundation prepares you for many career opportunities and gives you transferable credits to continue your education. 

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect Administrative Coordinator graduates to be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective workplace communications
  • Apply technology skills to business and administrative tasks
  • Perform routine administrative procedures
  • Manage administrative projects
  • Maintain internal and external relationships
  • Model professionalism in the workplace

Northwood Tech graduates are true professionals and lifelong learners. Career-oriented graduates can work their way into advanced positions. Some graduates also choose to continue their education at a university or four-year college.

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Completing your Administrative Coordinator degree will open doors to a new career field for you. 

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If you already work in an office setting, earning your Administrative Coordinator degree can provide you with documentation needed to advance your career.

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You can begin by earning your MS Office diploma. From there you could earn the Office Support Specialist Diploma and then your Administrative Coordinator degree. 


Administrative Coordinator instructors use a differentiated approach to teaching, keeping YOU in mind when developing lesson plans, workbook exercises, lectures, projects and other interactive learning activities.

Administrative Coordinator classes are offered on all campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior), Online, and outreach centers: Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice or On Site. 


You can attend Administrative Coordinator classes on-campus or enroll in classes that are offered online or in a flexible-attendance classroom. 


You will use a variety of technology including various software packages, training tutorial software, social media, web-conferencing and more. 

Employability Essentials

You will be ready to meet employer expectations in the areas of personal awareness, career effectiveness and professionalism. 

Administrative Coordinator Curriculum

Classes include a mix of developing your skills in software such as Photoshop, Quickbooks and Desktop Publishing and developing proper office etiquette with classes like Office Communication, Proofreading for the Office and more. 

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Featured Administrative Coordinator Courses

| 3 CR
In this course students will deepen their understanding of planning meetings and project management. Students learn about event planning and budgeting, negation and contracts, income projections, food and beverage coordination, technology utilization, and logistics management.
| 3 CR
This course presents the foundational skills necessary to function in a web and social media platform. Students will create a web site using effective web page design concepts including text, graphics, hypertext links, tables, forms, layers, and templates. This course will also introduce students to a broad spectrum of concepts and issues associated with E-Business, cloud-based systems, and Social Media from marketing to network security to customer service. A general knowledge of working in a Windows environment and keyboarding skills are recommended.
| 3 CR
This course is designed to provide students with an experience to simulate tasks and duties performed in their field. It provides a foundation and exposure to Web conferencing techniques and available virtual platforms; experience providing computer support in an office setting while tracking the requests; and exposure and use of emerging Internet-based softwares to assist them in their professional duties. Setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and doing mailable-quality work are stressed. This is a final semester capstone course and requires a high level of ability and mastery of communication, keying, proper document formatting, records management, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, database, and related field requirements. PREREQUISITES: 10106110 Document Formatting and 10106139 Administrative Office Management and COREQUISITE: 10106128 Software Integration.

Administrative Coordinator is Part of a Career Pathway

As an Administrative Coordinator student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way! 

Earn a technical diploma.

Technical Diploma
30 Credits / 1 Year Full Time; Part Time Options Available
Potential Careers
Office Support Specialist, Receptionist / Secretary, Data Entry Operator, Customer Service Representative
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Technical Diploma
18 Credits / Less Than 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Customer Service Representative, Receptionist / Office Assistant
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Technical Diploma
10 Credits / Less Than One Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Document Specialist, Program Assistant
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Continue your education and earn an associate degree.

Associate Degree
60 credits
Potential Careers
Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Professional, Executive Assistant, Office Manager, Virtual Assistant
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Continue your education to earn a bachelor's degree and beyond.

Admissions and Tuition

Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.

Requirements and Application

Tuition and Fees

Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships. 

Learn More About Paying for College

Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*

Administrative Coordinator

60 Credits | 2 Years


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the Northwood Tech Administrative Coordinator Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn:

  • Office Technology Assistant technical diploma
  • Microsoft Office technical diploma
  • Office Support Specialist technical diploma
  • Administrative Coordinator associate degree
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Transfer Center

Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

Northwood Tech's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Nicole Messicci

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor



Superior Admissions Contact

Anna Kalin

Admissions Advisor



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