Office Support Specialist

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Why choose Office Support Specialist?

  • Learn to perform clerical and support work with the skill and flexibility required in today’s offices.
  • Engage in challenging hands-on experiences using word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation, and electronic mail software.
  • Keep going to get your associate degree in the Administrative Professional program.
Performing clerical and support work in an office setting has never required more skill and flexibility than it does today. And the busier and more successful an organization is, the more likely it is to need qualified office support specialists to keep the office running smoothly.

Program Locations

Adams Campus
401 North Main Street
Adams, WI 53910

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

What You'll Learn

Mid-State’s Office Support Specialist program develops students into key members of an office team. The program emphasizes document preparation and the effective use of personal interactions and ever-changing technology to support your role as the central communications link in an office.

You will experience hands-on learning through the organization of high-profile events. You’ll also learn to handle multiple projects and deadlines, manage time, solve problems, and be helpful in nature—all in high demand by employers.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2019/2020 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $5,301.84
  • Books: $1,656.04
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $500.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $7,457.88

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10106160 Proofreading & Editing 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10106157 Document Formatting 3.00
  • 3.00
  • 4.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
-or- 10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
-or- 10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
(18-19 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
  • 3.00
10801199 Employment Strategies 3.00
-or- 10102130 Career Development 3.00
10106140 Business Information Management 3.00
10106172 Digital Communication Technology 3.00
10103114 Word-Intermediate 1.00
10103124 Excel-Intermediate 1.00
10103134 Access-Intermediate 1.00
10106150 Administrative Office Procedures 3.00
  • 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or- 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
(18 Credits)
(36-37 Credits)



Sharon earned an MEd from National-Louis University and an MBA from Walden University. She has many years of office experience to share and a passion for technology. She keeps her skills current as an active member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Sharon also attends conferences and authors and edits software textbooks and other instructional materials for leading publishing companies.

“I enjoy getting to know my students and find it invigorating to see their skills and confidence evolve through the many hands-on opportunities available.”


  • Customer Service Representative
  • Office Support Specialist
  • Program Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary

"Mid-State’s Office Support Specialist program taught me to have confidence in my capabilities. One month after graduation I accepted my first professional job in the banking industry."


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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Office Support Specialist Pathway