Office Support Specialist
30 Credits | 1 Year
Online | 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 Office Support Specialist diploma prepares you to be successful in a variety of office settings whether in health, education, business, for-profit, non-profit, industry or other. You will develop your software knowledge, customer service skills, and interpersonal communications in order to support the functions of your organization. This foundation prepares you for several career opportunities and places you at a half-way milestone to your achieving an Administrative Coordinator (Administrative Professional) associate degree.
Many of the skill subjects are competency based and available through alternate delivery methods. You can learn a living and earn your degree pretty much anytime, anywhere that fits your schedule. Once you have your Northwood Tech diploma, you can couple it with work experience and further your education to advance into positions with higher responsibility.
Office Support Specialist graduates will be able to:
- Perform accurate workplace communications
- Use technology skills for business tasks
- Perform routine office procedures
- Demonstrate professionalism and effective workplace relationships
Perhaps you are already working in an office setting. Earning your Office Support Specialist diploma will give you the opportunity to learn more tips and tricks about the technologies you most likely already use AND provide you with documentation needed to pursue bigger projects or promotions within your company.
Open new doors.
Advance your skills.
Accommodates your schedule.
Office Support Specialist instructors use a differentiated approach to teaching, keeping YOU in mind when developing lesson plans, workbook exercises, lectures, projects and other interactive learning activities.
Office Support Specialist classes are offered on all campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and outreach centers Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith. Conveniently take classes in a way that fits your lifestyle: Online, Your Choice, On Site or Flex.
You can attend Office Support Specialist classes through multiple instructional options including Online, Your Choice, On Site or Flex.
You will use a variety of technologies including various software packages, training tutorial software, social media, web-conferencing and more.
You will be ready to meet employer expectations in the areas of personal awareness, technical savvy, teamwork and professionalism.
The program curriculum you will experience will prepare you for a career as an office support specialist. Embedded within the diploma are two milestone diplomas that build your confidence and increase your skills along the way.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Continue your education to obtain an associate degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admissions process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you've successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a Northwood Tech counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That's it!
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 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.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2021-22*
Office Support Specialist
33 Credits | 1 Year
*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 Office Support Specialist Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in Office Support Specialist.