Associate of Applied Science
Occupational Endorsement Certificates
The Computer Information and Office Systems (CIOS) program provides career education leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OECs) that 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