Computer Information and Office Systems

University Center (UC), Room 130, (907) 786-6495

Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus
156 College Road, Soldotna, AK 99669, (907) 262-0330 or (877) 262-0330 (toll free)

Kodiak College
117 Benny Benson Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615, (907) 486-4161 or (800) 486-766

Matanuska-Susitna College
8295 East College Drive (P.O. Box 2889), Palmer, AK 99645, (907) 745-9774

Administrative professionals are at the information center of every office, and their titles reflect the shifting role they play and the increased responsibilities they have assumed. These titles include administrative assistant, executive assistant, receptionist or information clerk, payroll assistant, information/database specialist.

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.

The OECs are designed to give students skills in a specific occupational field and indicate competence in a technical and professional area. Students must receive a satisfactory grade (C or higher, or P) in all required CIOS courses to be awarded an OEC.

Programs of Study

Occupational Endorsement Certificates

Associate of Applied Science



Community & Technical College, (907) 786-6400


Kenai Peninsula College, (907) 262-0330 


Heather Corriere, Department Chair/Term Assistant Professor,

Matanuska-Susitna College

Jason Stevens, Assistant Professor,