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Computer Information and Office Systems, AAS
Degree Requirements


MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS62

  1. General Education Requirements 18 credits
    1. Complete the following 3 credits

      Instruction in composition of expository essays with emphasis on different techniques for organization and development.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Written Communication Requirement
      Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement on English placement or ENGL 108 completed with a grade of “C” or better.

    2. Select one from the following3 credits

      This course applies techniques of written communications to situations that require problem solving and an understanding of human relations. Students compose and evaluate various kinds of communications that commonly pass between business associates, and customers and dealers; includes interoffice memos, letters, and reports.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111.

      The course provides instruction in the basic communicative purposes, forms, styles, and visual elements commonly used by professionals who write and edit technical documents. It provides experience in writing and editing in a collaborative environment and requires a research report. Experience in a business, technical, and/or scientific field is recommended.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Written Communication Requirement
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 completed with a grade of “C” or better.

    3. Complete the following3 credits

      Study of speaking with greater ease and listening more effectively in individual and group situations. Improvements in organizing ideas and exchanging thoughts, opinions, information and data. Students practice speaking and listening through group activities and individual speeches.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Oral Communication Requirement
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL 108 with a grade of “C” or higher or equivalent score on placement test.

    4. Select one from the following3 credits

      This course is designed to help you create success in college. Methods are given for selecting and developing effective academic strategies, increasing self-awareness, and developing self-management strategies. Elements of college resources and relationships with others are explored in support of students’ educational experiences.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Required for all new students or students transferring in less than 15 credits
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Designed for first-year students of all ages and backgrounds, this course examines the various ways we relate to the places in which we find ourselves by focusing on both the College and the Alaskan wilderness through a study of issues in the liberal arts. In addition to examining reading in the four course themes, the course will focus on critical thinking about a wide range of social and personal issues that affect college students today. Special Notes: Required for all new students, students transferring in less than 15 credits and places into ENGL 111 or higher. Formerly GUID 160.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 with a grade of “C” or higher, or may be taken concurrently.

    5. Complete GER electives6 credits
      • ASL 101Elementary Sign Language I
      • ASL 102Elementary Sign Language II
      • ENGL 201Masterpieces of World Literature I
      • ENGL 202Masterpieces of World Literature II
      • FREN 101Elementary French I
      • FREN 102Elementary French II
      • HIST 101Western Civilization I
      • HIST 102Western Civilization II
      • HIST 131History of the United States I
      • HIST 132History of the United States II
      • HIST 341History of Alaska
      • HUM 211Introduction to Humanities I
      • HUM 212 Introduction to Humanities II
      • PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy
      • PHIL 301Ethics
      • RUSS 101Elementary Russian I
      • RUSS 102Elementary Russian II
      • SPAN 101Elementary Spanish I
      • SPAN 102Elementary Spanish II
      • WS 200Introduction to Women’s Studies

       

      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

      • ANTH 200Natives of Alaska
      • ANTH 202Cultural Anthropology
      • BA 151Introduction to Business
      • ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics
      • ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics
      • GEOG 101Introduction to Geography
      • HIST 101Western Civilization I
      • HIST 102Western Civilization II
      • HIST 131History of the United States I
      • HIST 132History of the United States II
      • HIST 341History of Alaska
      • HUMS 106Introduction to Social Welfare
      • MEDA 101Introduction to Mass Communication
      • PS 101Introduction to American Government
      • PS 102Introduction to Political Science
      • PSY 111General Psychology
      • PSY 150Human Development
      • SOC 101Introduction to Sociology
      • SOC 201Social Problems and Solutions
      • WS 200Introduction to Women’s Studies

       

      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

      • ASTR 103Introduction to Astronomy/Lab
      • BIOL 103Introduction to Biology/Lab
      • BIOL 104Natural History of Alaska
      • BIOL 111Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab
      • BIOL 112Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab
      • BIOL 150Introduction to Marine Biology/Lab
      • CHEM 103Introduction to General/Organic Chemistry/Lab
      • PHIL 101Introduction to Logic
      • PHYS 103Physics I
      • GEOL 111Physical Geology/Lab

      • MATH 105Intermediate Algebra
      • MATH 107College Algebra
      • MATH 108Trigonometry
      • MATH 200Calculus I
      • AS 252Elementary Statistics

       

      * Natural Science with a Lab is required.
      ** Math 105 or above is required for AA and AAS degrees; MATH 107 or above is recommended for transfer to a BA/BS program.
      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

  2. Major Education Requirements 22-25 credits
    1. Complete the following 14 credits

      Applied skills acquired in CIOS 130A to learn intermediate and advanced word processing and desktop publishing features, including styles, graphics, merging documents, object linking and embedding, published as a web page, working with master documents, indexes, tables of contents, on-screen business forms and macros.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 6
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 130A.

      Applies skills learned in 135A toward designing more complex spreadsheets. Including concepts and techniques for problem-solving and the decision making process. Topics include design and construction of spreadsheets and templates, macros, data exchange, database features, enhancing charts, and other advanced functions.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 6
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 135A.

      Applies skills learned in CIOS 140A to more complex databases. Includes database concepts and techniques, queries, forms, filters, relationships, and integration with other applications. Discusses MOUS certification.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 6
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 140A.

      Focus on the knowledge and attitudes necessary to develop critical job survival skills, increase productivity, and improve job satisfaction and success. Each student will assess individual talents and goals and create a career portfolio.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Applies principles learned in CIOS 164 to management of information and records. Covers the field of records management, legal and ethical issues, and controls and technology related to creation, use, maintenance, protection, retrieval, and disposition of paper and electronic records.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 6
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 140A.

      Examines workplace trends, management techniques, communication, conflict resolution, ethics, diversity, technology, legal issues and changing roles of the administrative professional.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 and CIOS 165.

    2. Select one from the following3 credits

      Introduces concepts and procedures for financial accounting. Emphasis on accounting cycle, recording, summarizing and interpreting accounting data through presentation of formal financial statements. Special Note: ACCT 101 & ACCT 102 will satisfy the requirements for ACCT 201.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): MATH 055 with a minimum grade of “C” or special permission of the instructor.

      Basic concepts and procedures of practical bookkeeping. Fundamental principles and practices necessary to record and report financial data in a service and merchandising business. Business simulation and computerized systems are used to reinforce learning objectives.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

    3. Select one from the following3 credits

      Description.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Exploration of feelings, attitudes and behaviors that affect interpersonal relationships in all areas of life with particular emphasis on the workplace. Class activities are structured to increase self-awareness, build self-esteem, and enhance relationship skills.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Social Science Requirement
      Prerequisite(s): None.

    4. Select one from the following1 – 3 credits

      Learns a new software application to create a project applying that application to significant problems and demonstrating the results to other computer users. Requires 45 hours of work experience for each credit. May be taken more than once for credit but shall not total more than three credits.

      Credits: 1.0 – 3.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + (3 – 9)
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): 12 CIOS credit hours and MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION.

      This course places students in business office related to their educational programs and occupational objectives. Including seminar with faculty coordinator-online or face-to-face. Assumes students has basic skills sufficient to perform office assignments. Requires 45 hours of work experience for each credit. May be taken more than once for credit but shall not total more than three credits. Special Note: While the college has internship partnerships in place and will make every effort to place students with a sponsoring organization, internship opportunities are not guaranteed; it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to secure an internship

      Credits: 1.0 – 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + (45 – 135)
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): 12 CIOS credit including CIOS 165 and MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION.

    5. Select one from the following4 credits

      This course reviews and deepens the material covered in Intermediate Algebra. It covers equations and inequality, graphs and functions, polynomial and rational functions, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems and matrices, analytic geometry, and further topics in algebra.

      Credits: 4.0
      Contact Hours: 4 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Natural Science Requirement
      Prerequisite(s): Minimum “C” Grade in Math 105 or equivalent.

    6. Or complete both4 credits

      Introduces business calculations and use of calculators by touch to solve problems in bank records, payroll, trade and cash discounts, mark-up and markdown, interest, consumer credit, depreciation, inventory, financial statements, insurance, and taxes.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 9
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): MATH 054 with minimum grade of C or higher.

      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

  3. Office Foundations Emphasis9 credits
    1. Complete the following9 credits

      Introductory Keyboarding. Covers techniques and mechanics of learning to keyboard by touch.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Introduction to the Windows environment. Includes file and disk management, the control panel, print manager, windows setup and maintenance.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Instruction and practice in use of personal computer and Microsoft Word software within the Windows environment for standard word processing operations.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 101A and CIOS 113.

      Introduction to design and use of electronic spreadsheet in a Windows environment. Covers the basic Excel for Windows commands and functions needed to create, manipulate and print spreadsheets.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s):CIOS 101A and CIOS 113.

      Introduces basic concepts, tools, and uses of the Internet. Explores using electronic mail and browsing for research, academic, and personal use.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 6
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 113.

      Introduces basic proofreading techniques. Includes instruction and practices in proofreading for content and usage. Reviews grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 6
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 101A, B, C and ENGL 111.

      Focus on quality customer services. How to understand customers to improve products and services.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): None.

  4. Office Support Emphasis13 credits
    1. Complete the following13 credits

      Introduces keyboarding of memos, personal and business letters, and envelopes in a word processing program and continues to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 101A.

      Introduces keyboarding of simple reports and tables in a word processing program and continues to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 101B.

      Introduces the touch method of keyboarding on a 10-key electronic business calculator while developing speed and accuracy in solving basic business math.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 6
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): MATH 055.

      Introduces features of Microsoft Outlook electronic communication software. Outlook is a full-featured electronic program that offers e-mail, contact, time, and task management features.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 101A and CIOS 113.

      Introduces the fundamentals and concepts of a database. Includes tables, fields, sorting, keys, and relational database concepts. Also introduces MOUS certification. Students strongly encouraged to complete CIOS 240A to gain a full understanding of this topic.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 1
      Course Attributes: N/A.
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 101A and CIOS 113.

      Introduces fundamentals and concepts of presentation software and design techniques for development of graphic slides, including embedded graphs, tables, and visuals. Also introduces MOUS certification.

      Credits: 2.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 6
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 113.

      Introduces terminology, filing techniques, and ARMA (American Records Management Association) filing rules as they apply to alphabetic, numeric, subject, and geographic filing systems. Students are encouraged to complete CIOS 264A to gain fuller understanding of the topic.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): None.

      Introduces students to the duties and responsibilities of office employees in the following areas: mail, records, management, office communications, reprographics, public relations, travel, meetings, conferences, and employment procedures.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 101A, B, C and CIOS 130A.

      Prepares students in the use of software for the formation and transformation of universal exchange documents. Covers publishing documents in portable document format, designing and creating forms and documents that can be emailed, uploaded, and accessed on the World Wide Web, placed on intranet file systems, or permanently stored on any media storage device.

      Credits: 1.0
      Contact Hours: 0 + 3
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite(s): CIOS 130A and CIOS 146.