skill center

Welcome To The CIOS Skill Center

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, Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), and Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) certification examinations.

Occupational Endorsement Certificates (less than 30 credits)
The Occupational Endorsement Certificates provide intensive training in a specific occupational area which indicates competence in technical and professional skills.  CIOS offers occupational endorsements certificates in the following areas:

  • Office Foundations
  • Office Support

CIOS will not be accepting applications at this time for the following occupational areas:

  • Bookkeeping Support
  • Medical Office Support
  • Office Digital Media
  • Technical Support

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree – (minimum of 60 credits)
The Associate of Applied Science degree finalizes the technical and professional training that will lead to entry-level positions in a wide variety of industries.

CIOS Skill Center Class Information


Schultz, Pattie
Training & Development Assistant
mpschultz@matsu.alaska.edu
Phone: 907-745-9763
Office: CIOS Skill Center
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