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Computer Information and Office Systems, AAS

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. A few of these titles include administrative assistant, executive assistant, technical assistant, receptionist or information clerk, payroll assistant, information/database specialist, help-desk technician, and desktop or website publishing specialist. The Computer Information and Office Systems (CIOS) Program prepares entry-level, experienced, or present workforce office personnel to successfully engage in business office environments where communication, technical, organizational, interpersonal, and teamwork skills are essential to business success. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Occupational Endorsement Certificates while developing and refining lifelong learning skills, fostering flexible career path options, and building confidence to adapt to new technological demands in the workplace.

This Associate of Applied Science Degree Program prepares students for career entry or career advancement and also offers skills preparation for personal use. It provides students with the technical, administrative, and human relations skills required of office professionals. Minimum of sixty two (62) credit hours and a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must also receive a satisfactory grade of a C or higher in all CIOS required courses to be awarded a degree.

Contact Information

Heidi Franke, Academic Advisor
hafranke AT pwscc DOT edu

Carla Oster, CIOS Department Chair
carla.oster AT pwscc DOT edu