Office Support Specialist
29 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 associate degree.
The Office Support Specialist program allows you to earn your degree and maintain a life/work balance with part-time schedules and flexible ways to attend class (Your Choice delivery mode). 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 combine 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), 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 Office Support Specialist classes through multiple instructional options including Online, Your Choice, or On Site.
You will use a variety of technologies including various software packages, training apps, social media, virtual meetings, and more.
You will be ready to meet employer expectations in the areas of personal awareness, technical savvy, teamwork and professionalism.
The program's required courses 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.
Office Support Specialist is Part of a Career Pathway
As an Office Support Specialist student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
You could take this first and get a credential.
Continue your education to earn an associate degree.
Continue your education to earn your bachelor's degree.
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.
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 2023-24*
Office Support Specialist
29 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 earn a technical diploma in Office Support Specialist. Continue your education at Northwood Tech in the Administrative Coordinator associate degree.