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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

Occupational Endorsement Certificate Programs

Occupational Endorsement Certificates, Computer Information and Office Systems

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) Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OECs) 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. OECs are designed to give students skills in a specific occupational field and indicate competence in a technical and professional area. The Occupational Endorsement Certificate areas are articulated with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information and Office Systems. Students must receive a satisfactory grade (C or higher, or P) in all required CIOS courses to be awarded an OEC. 

The CIOS Department offers the following OECs:

  • Office Foundations
  • Bookkeeping Support
  • Office Digital Media 
  • Office Support

Admission Requirements

Complete the Undergraduate Certificate Admission Requirements located at the beginning of this chapter.

General University Requirements

Complete the General University and the General Course Requirements for undergraduate certificates located at the beginning of this chapter.

Advising Note:

Students should contact the CIOS faculty for assistance with course planning toward Occupational Endorsement Certificates.

Academic Progress Note:

Students must earn a satisfactory grade (C or higher, or P) in all CIOS courses required for each certificate.

OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATE, CIOS: Office Foundations

Provides foundational skills required for entry into the administrative office professional field.

  1. Upon completion of this OEC, students will demonstrate:
  2. Keystroke skills of 28 net words per minute minimum.
  3. Entry level skills in word processing and spreadsheets.
  4. Entry level skills using the Internet to obtain information.
  5. Customer service skills.
  6. Knowledge of proper grammar and mechanics used in business documents.
  7. The ability to create/maintain an electronic file system.

Major Requirement Courses

1.  All students must take the following basic computer skills courses or possess equivalent knowledge. Students may take challenge examinations or placement tests to prove proficiency in these areas. Beginning computer users are encouraged to take CIOS A113 Operating Systems: 

    MS Windows as the first course.

CIOS A101A      Keyboarding A: Basic Keyboarding        1
CIOS A113  Operating Systems: MS Windows   1
CIOS A130A  Word Processing I: MS Word   1
CIOS A135A  Spreadsheets I: MS Excel  1
CIOS A146  Internet Concepts and Applications   2
CIOS A161A  Proofreading  2
CNT A165  Customer Service Fundamentals  1

A total of 9 credits is required for this OEC.

OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATE, CIOS: Bookkeeping Support

Provides essential skills to handle financial transactions and record-keeping.

Upon completion of this OEC, students will demonstrate:

  1. Basic skills in financial transactions, payroll, and bookkeeping procedures.

Major Requirement Courses

1. Complete the 9-credit Office Foundations OEC before admission to this program.

2. Complete 1 credit from the following:       

CIOS A101B  Keyboarding B: Business Documents I      1
CIOS A101C  Keyboarding C: Business Documents II  1

3.  Complete 3 credits from the following: 

ACCT A101       Principles of Financial Accounting I       3
ACCT A120  Bookkeeping for Business I   3

4.  Complete the following 10 credits:    

CIOS A115   10-Key for Business Calculations  2
CIOS A118   Payroll Procedures  2
CIOS A120A  Bookkeeping Software Applications I: QuickBooks       1
CIOS A165  Office Procedures   3
CIOS A220A  Bookkeeping Software Applications II: QuickBooks   2

 

A total of 14 credits is required for this OEC. 

OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATE, CIOS: Office Digital Media

Builds on the Office Foundations OEC with basic skills in Website maintenance and desktop publishing sometimes required of administrative assistants in an office setting.

Upon completion of this OEC, students will demonstrate:

1.  The ability to design and create business-quality electronic and print documents using a variety of media (digital imaging, website design and desktop publishing programs).

Major Requirement Courses

1.  Must complete the 9-credit Office Foundations OEC prior to admission to this program.

2.  Complete 1 credit from the following:                      

CIOS A101B     Keyboarding B: Business Documents I      1
CIOS A101C  Keyboarding C: Business Documents II  1

3.  Complete the following 11 credits:  

CIOS A108  Digital Design Fundamentals  1 
CIOS A152A   Digital Imaging Concepts and Applications: Photoshop    3 
CIOS A153B   Website Design: Dreamweaver   3 
CIOS A251A   Desktop Publishing Concepts and Applications: InDesign   3 
CIOS A259    Preparing Electronic Documents: Adobe Acrobat    1  

4.  Complete 3 elective credits approved by the CIOS Department:   
     Suggested Courses: 

CIOS A153A     Website Design: HTML           1
CIOS A156  Web Graphics: Fireworks  1

Programming or other related courses (1-3)

A total of 15 credits is required for this OEC.   

 

OCCUPATIONAL ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATE, CIOS: Office Support

Builds on the Office Foundations OEC with additional skills an administrative assistant would typically use in an office setting.

Upon completion of this OEC, students will demonstrate:

  1. Keystroke skills of 35 net words per minute minimum.
  2. Entry level skills in managing data using a variety of media.
  3. The ability to develop digital presentations and documents using a variety of media.

Major Requirement Courses

1.  Must complete the 9-credit Office Foundations OEC prior to admission to this program.

2.  Complete the following required courses:

CIOS A101B   Keyboarding B: Business Documents I  1
CIOS A101C  Keyboarding C: Business Documents II  1
CIOS A115  10-Key for Business Calculations   2
CIOS A125A        Electronic Communications: MS Outlook  1
CIOS A140A  Databases I: MS Access  1
CIOS A150A  Presentations: MS PowerPoint   2
CIOS A164  Filing  1
CIOS A165  Office Procedures   3
CIOS A259  Preparing Electronic Documents: Adobe Acrobat        1

A total of 13 credits is required for this OEC. 

FACULTY (ALL CIOS Certificates):

Debbie Sonberg, Assistant Professor
Program Information: 907-262-0355

 

Occupational Endorsement Certificates, Corrections 

(NOTE: This occupational endorsement certificate is available online)

This 16-credit hour certificate provides vocational training for entry level positions in the field of corrections.  The certificate can be extended to an Undergraduate Certificate, Corrections with the completion of additional courses.

The specific education outcomes of this program are to produce graduates who are able to:

  1. Describe the criminal justice system as a whole.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in probation, parole and correctional institutional methods.
  3. Use English language writing skills to communicate and record information appropriately in the corrections field.
  4. Manipulate spreadsheets and compute formulas with basic proficiency.
  5. Recognize human services and systems for the helping professions. 
  6. Recognize the addictive process and methods to assist those in addiction.
  7. Possess competitive entry-level skills for employment and promotion in the field of corrections.

Admission Requirements

Complete the Undergraduate Certificate Admission Requirements located at the beginning of this chapter. Admissions will be based on approval through Kenai Peninsula College.  Students must submit the Kenai Peninsula College admissions application and the application for the corrections program. See earlier catalog entry on general requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate admissions and visit the KPC website or contact KPC academic and staff advisors for more information and admission forms.

General University Requirements

Complete the General University and the General Course Requirements for undergraduate certificates located at the beginning of this chapter.

Advising Note:

Students are encouraged to contact KPC academic and staff advisors for assistance in planning and reviewing their academic program. Advisors are available prior to enrollment and during the semesters through e-mail, telephone or face-to-face contact. Students interested in the Occupational Endorsement Certificate should consult a faculty advisor in corrections before enrolling, particularly for information concerning employment restriction.

Preparation Note:

Students must meet all KPC requirements to enroll in courses, as listed in the KPC website or UAOnline.  Kenai Peninsula College offers preparatory courses for students who need to improve their academic and study skills in order to succeed in the college environment.

Major Requirement Courses

1.  Complete the General University Requirements for Occupational Endorsement Certificate located at the beginning of this chapter.

2.  Complete the following required courses with a minimum grade of C: 

CIOS A135A  Spreadsheets I: MS  Excel  1
ENGL A111  Methods of Written Communication   3
HUMS A101  Introduction to Human Services   3
HUMS A122      Substance Abuse as a Contemporary Problem     3
JUST A110  Introduction to Justice  3
JUST A210  Principles of Corrections  3

 

A total of 16 credits is required for the Occupational Endorsement Certificate

FACULTY:

Ruben Foster, Instructor
Randy Rosencrans, Instructor
Tom Dalrymple, Assistant Professor
Program Information: 907-262-0344 

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