Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Administrative Support Careers

Open the doorway to new employment options.


Online flexibility: Earn your degree in Administrative Support with a choice of program options.

These days, resources are tight and employers are looking for detail-oriented, tech-savvy administrative support personnel to manage both complex projects and day-to-day office needs. With a degree from Minnesota State College Southeast’s Administrative Support program, you’ll become an expert-level user of office software programs and sharpen your customer service skills to become a valuable team player.

Choose the option that best fits your schedule and career goals. All of Minnesota State College Southeast’s Administrative Support programs can be completed 100% online, including:

  • Administrative Assistant A.A.S. degree
  • Business Software certificate
  • Office Specialist diploma
  • Office Assistant certificate

MSC Southeast also offers full-time, part-time, one-year, and two-year options for completing your chosen degree.

Looking for some real-world office experience? Internship and field experience opportunities are available and in many cases will get your foot in the door for a new administrative support career opportunity!

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Major Offerings

  • Administrative Assistant (AAS) View Classes
    Winona/Online - 60 cr
  • Business Software (CERT) View Classes
    Winona/Online - 16 cr
  • Office Assistant (CERT) View Classes
    Winona/Online - 27 cr
  • Office Specialist (DIP) View Classes
    Winona/Online - 32 cr

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Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Accurately and efficiently utilize computer application software for office applications.
  2. Exhibit proficiency in formatting business documents according to industry standards utilizing proper keyboarding techniques.
  3. Create real-life documents using correct English and proofreading skills.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and problem-solving skills for the workplace.
  5. Apply knowledge of office procedures to simulated or entry-level employment situations.

Administrative Support Careers Job Placement: 100%

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Career Opportunities

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Specialist
  • Office Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Customer Service Specialist

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • 100% online administrative support degrees
  • On-campus courses available for face-to-face instruction
  • Office internship opportunities available
  • Learn how to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Use technology that parallels business and industry
  • Transfer within the Administrative Support programs
  • Accepting enrollment in fall or spring semesters


  • Ramona Coron earned her A.A.S. degree in Medical Secretarial Science from Anoka Ramsey Community College and her B.S. degree in Business Education and Office Administration from Winona State University. She has been with MSC Southeast since 1983 and specializes in both on-campus and online administrative support instruction. Contact Ramona at rcoron@southeastmn.edu.

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