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Suspension of Admission to the MSC CIOS AAS Degree Program:

After a careful program review that considered enrollment trends and the opportunity to reallocate resources, Mat-Su College is suspending admission to the CIOS AAS degree program on the Mat-Su College campus with the intent to eliminate the program as a degree option. Select CIOS courses will still be available to interested students. Current students are being informed and are encouraged to contact the Mat-Su College Office of Student Services to meet with an advisor to discuss degree completion. Prospective students who may have been considering the Computer Information and Office Systems AAS degree are encouraged to contact the Mat-Su College Office of Student Services to explore other academic options.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions sheet for more information regarding this program change.


Occupational Endorsement Certificates

The Computer Information and Office Systems (CIOS) program will continue to offer career education leading to Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OECs) in Office Support and Office Foundations. The CIOS Certificates prepare students for career entry or advancement while developing and refining lifelong learning skills, fostering flexible career path options and building confidence to adapt to new technological demands in the workplace.

The CIOS program prepares entry-level, experienced, or workforce re-entry level office workers to successfully engage in business office environments where communication, technical, organizational, interpersonal, and teamwork skills are essential to business success. CIOS courses also cover topics that help prepare students for the Microsoft Office certification examinations and the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) certification examinations.

Career pathways include

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Technical Assistant
  • Receptionist or Information Clerk
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Information/Database Specialist
  • Help-Desk Technician
  • Desktop or Website Publishing Specialist

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