2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Office Management and Technology

College of Rural Alaska
Business Technologies Division
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109
Chukchi Campus (907) 442-3400
Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500
Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201
Tanana Valley Campus (907) 455-2800

Certificate; A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits; for Degree: 61 credits

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The program in office management and technology offers career education courses in eight concentration areas leading to a certificate, an associate of applied science degree or a departmental certificate of completion of job enrichment. OMT students develop the skills and qualities required to succeed in a world of technology and rapid change.

Office professionals are at the information center of every office. For years their job titles were confined to secretary and receptionist. However, today’s titles—administrative assistant, executive assistant, technical assistant, payroll assistant, information database specialist, desktop publishing/graphics specialist, web designer—reflect the shifting roles and increased responsibilities of the office professional.

The OMT program meets the needs of beginning, experienced or re-entry office workers. It prepares students for entry-level jobs in a wide variety of businesses and teaches the professional and technical skills needed for career advancement and for personal use. Courses require a minimum typing speed of 25 words per minute and essential computer skills. Students participate in a cooperative work experience where they receive on-the-job training in a weekly seminar. Review courses are also available to prepare candidates for industry certifications. The A.A.S. degree in OMT is an approved minor for the B.A. degree program.

Certificate Program

Concentrations: Bookkeeping, Desktop Publishing and Graphics, Office Technology, Web Foundations

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the following certificate requirements:
    a. Complete the following communications course:

    CIOS 160—Business English 3 credits

    b. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computations courses:

    ABUS 155—Business Math (3)
    or CIOS 116—Business Math Using Calculators (3)
    or HLTH 116—Mathematics in Health Care (3)
    or any MATH course at the 100-level or above (3) 3 credits

    c. Complete the following human relations course:

    ABUS 154—Human Relations 3 credits
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirement:

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following concentrations:

    Bookkeeping
    a. Complete 20 credits from the following:

    ABUS 101—Principles of Financial Accounting I 3 credits
    or ABUS 201—Principles of Financial Accounting II 3 credits

    ABUS 141—Payroll Accounting 3 credits

    ABUS 175—Customer Service 3 credits

    ABUS 220—Microcomputer Accounting: QuickBooks (3)
    or ABUS/CIOS 221—Microcomputer Accounting (3) 3 credits

    CIOS 135—Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3 credits

    CIOS 164—Alphabetic Filing 1 credit

    CIOS 165—Office Procedures 3 credits

    CIOS 240—Microcomputer Databases 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved ABUS or CIOS courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Bookkeeping provides the essential skills to handle all financial transactions and record keeping.

    Desktop Publishing and Graphics
    a. Complete 20 credits from the following:

    CIOS 130—Microcomputer Word Processing (3)
    or CIOS 132—Microsoft Word (3) 3 credits

    CIOS 133—Microcomputer Presentation Software 3 credits

    CIOS 146—Using the Internet 3 credits

    CIOS 231—Introduction to Desktop Publishing 1 credit

    CIOS 233—Desktop Publishing 3 credits

    CIOS 234—Advanced Desktop Publishing 3 credits

    CIOS 255—Microcomputer Graphics 3 credits

    CIOS 256—Internet Authoring and Design 3 credits

    CIOS 260—Business Communications 3 credits

    CIOS 275—Microcomputer Applications: Special Topics 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Desktop publishing and graphics is designed to give students the ability to be proficient in a variety of digital software programs in order to produce professional quality print and electronic presentations/documents.

    Office Technology
    a. Complete 3 credits from the following:

    CIOS 106—Keyboarding I/Beginning Typewriting 3 credits

    CIOS 106A—Keyboarding I/Beginning Typewriting 1 credit

    CIOS 107—Typing Skill Building 1-3 credits

    CIOS 108—Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting 3 credits

    b. Complete 17 credits from the following:

    ABUS 175—Customer Service 3 credits

    CIOS 130—Microcomputer Word Processing 3 credits

    or CIOS 132—Microsoft Word 3 credits

    CIOS 135—Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3 credits

    CIOS 161—Proofreading 1 credit

    CIOS 164—Alphabetic Filing 1 credit

    CIOS 165—Office Procedures 3 credits

    CIOS 260—Business Communications 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved ABUS or CIOS courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Office technology offers comprehensive study in those skills required for the administrative office professional.

    Web Foundations
    a. Complete 20 credits from the following:

    CIOS 146—Using the Internet 3 credits

    CIOS 240—Microcomputer Databases 3 credits

    CIOS 242—Advanced Databases 3 credits

    CIOS 246—Advanced Internet 3 credits

    CIOS 255—Microcomputer Graphics 3 credits

    CIOS 256—Internet Authoring and Design 3 credits

    CIOS 275—Microcomputer Applications: Special Topics 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved CIOS or CS courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Web foundations concentrates on effective information delivery using the web and was created specifically for those responsible for planning, designing, producing and maintaining their organization’s Intranet or website.
  5. Minimum credits required 30

Major—A.A.S. Degree

Concentrations: Administrative Office Management, Bookkeeping, Certified Professional, Desktop Publishing and Graphics, Legal Office Management, Medical Office Management, Office Technology, and Web Foundations

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete ABUS 154* for human relations requirement;

    ABUS 155* or CIOS 116* or HLTH 116* for computations requirement; and CIOS 260* for communication requirement.)
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

    ABUS 101—Principles of Financial Accounting I 3 credits

    CIOS 160—Business English 3 credits
  4. Complete two of the following concentrations:*

    Administrative Office Management
    a. Complete the A.A.S. Office Technology concentration.
    b. Complete the following:

    ABUS 179—Fundamentals of Supervision 3 credits

    CIOS 264—Filing/Records Management 3 credits

    CIOS 265—Office Management 3 credits

    c. Complete 11 credits from the following:

    ABUS 220—Microcomputer Accounting: Quickbooks (3)
    or ABUS/CIOS 221—Microcomputer Accounting (3) 3 credits

    CIOS 133—Microcomputer Presentation Software 3 credits

    CIS 207—Machine Transcription 2 credits

    CIOS 240—Microcomputer Databases 3 credits

    CIOS 251—Integrated Applications 3 credits

    CIOS 260—Business Communications 3 credits

    CIOS 275—Microcomputer Applications: Special Topics 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved ABUS or CIOS courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Administrative office management provides a solid foundation of administrative, business and communication skills, as well as communication and interpersonal skills which provide a foundation for job opportunities in the business world.


    Bookkeeping
    a. Complete 20 credits from the following:

    ABUS 101—Principles of Financial Accounting I 3 credits
    or ABUS 201—Principles of Financial Accounting II 3 credits

    ABUS 141—Payroll Accounting 3 credits

    ABUS 175—Customer Service 3 credits

    ABUS 220—Microcomputer Accounting: QuickBooks 3 credits
    or ABUS/CIOS 221—Microcomputer Accounting 3 credits

    CIOS 135—Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3 credits

    CIOS 164—Alphabetic Filing 1 credit

    CIOS 165—Office Procedures 3 credits

    CIOS 240—Microcomputer Databases 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved skill-level appropriate ABUS or CIOS courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Bookkeeping provides the essential skills to handle all financial transactions and record keeping.

    Certified Professional
    a. The certified professional concentration is awarded to students upon proof of attainment of the CPS rating, which UAF grants the following credits:

    ABUS 154—Human Relations 3 credits

    ABUS 179—Fundamentals of Supervision 3 credits

    ABUS 241—Applied Business Law I 3 credits

    ACCT 261—Accounting Concepts and Uses I 3 credits

    ACCT 262—Accounting Concepts and Uses II 3 credits

    BA 151—Introduction to Business 3 credits

    CIOS 109—Keyboarding III/Advanced Keyboarding 3 credits

    CIOS 150—Computer Business Applications 3 credits

    CIOS 260—Business Communications 3 credits

    CIOS 264—Records Management 3 credits

    CIOS 265—Office Management 3 credits

    ECON 202—Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics 3 credits

    Desktop Publishing and Graphics
    a. Complete 20 credits from the following:

    CIOS 130—Microcomputer Word Processing (3)
    or CIOS 132—Microsoft Word (3) 3 credits

    CIOS 133—Microcomputer Presentation Software 3 credits

    CIOS 146—Using the Internet 3 credits

    CIOS 231—Introduction to Desktop Publishing 1 credit

    CIOS 233—Desktop Publishing 3 credits

    CIOS 234—Advanced Desktop Publishing 3 credits

    CIOS 255—Microcomputer Graphics 3 credits

    CIOS 256—Internet Authoring and Design 3 credits

    CIOS 260—Business Communications 3 credits

    CIOS 275—Microcomputer Applications: Special Topics 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Desktop Publishing and Graphics is designed to give students the ability to be proficient in a variety of digital software programs in order to produce professional quality print and electronic presentations/documents.

    Legal Office Management
    a. Complete the A.A.S. Office Technology concentration.
    b. Complete the following:

    ABUS 179—Fundamentals of Supervision 3 credits

    CIOS 264—Records Management 3 credits

    CIOS 265—Office Management 3 credits

    PLS 101—Introduction to Paralegal Studies (3)
    or ABUS 241—Applied Business Law I (3) 3 credits

    c. Complete 8 credits from the following:

    CIOS 206—Legal Keyboarding 3 credits

    CIOS 207—Machine Transcription 2 credits

    CIOS 209—Legal Machine Transcription 2 credits

    CIOS 275—Microcomputer Applications: Special Topics 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved ABUS, CIOS, JUST or PLS courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Legal Office Management offers concentrated study in those skills that a legal office support professional need to succeed.

    Medical Office Management
    a. Complete the A.A.S. Office Technology concentration.
    b. Complete the following:

    CIOS 200—Medical Terminology (3)
    or HLTH 100—Medical Terminology (3) 3 credits

    HLTH 132—Administrative Procedures I 2 credits

    HLTH 234—Administrative Procedures II 4 credits

    c. Complete 11 credits from the following:

    ABUS 179—Fundamentals of Supervision 3 credits

    CIOS 130—Microcomputer Word Processing 3 credits

    CIOS 164—Alphabetic Filing 1 credit

    CIOS 205—Medical Keyboarding 2 credits

    CIOS 207—Machine Transcription 2 credits

    CIOS 208—Medical Machine Transcription 2 credits

    CIOS 260—Business Communications 3 credits

    CIOS 275—Microcomputer Applications: Special Topics 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    HLTH 118—Medical Law and Ethics 2 credits

    Advisor-approved CIOS or HLTH courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Medical Office Management provides a solid groundwork that the individuals seeking a support position in a medical office will require.

    Office Technology
    a. Complete 3 credits from the following:

    CIOS 106—Keyboarding I/Beginning Typewriting 3 credits

    CIOS 106A—Keyboarding I/Beginning Typewriting 1 credit

    CIOS 107—Typing Skill Building 1-3 credits

    CIOS 108—Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting 3 credits

    b. Complete 17 credits from the following:

    ABUS 175—Customer Service 3 credits

    CIOS 130—Microcomputer Word Processing (3)
    or CIOS 132—Microsoft Word (3) 3 credits

    CIOS 135—Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3 credits

    CIOS 161—Proofreading 1 credit

    CIOS 164—Alphabetic Filing 1 credit

    CIOS 165—Office Procedures 3 credits

    CIOS 260—Business Communications 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved ABUS or CIOS courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Office Technology offers comprehensive study in those skills required for the administrative office professional.

    Web Foundations
    a. Complete 20 credits from the following:

    CIOS 146—Using the Internet 3 credits

    CIOS 240—Microcomputer Databases 3 credits

    CIOS 242—Advanced Databases 3 credits

    CIOS 246—Advanced Internet 3 credits

    CIOS 255—Microcomputer Graphics 3 credits

    CIOS 256—Internet Authoring and Design 3 credits

    CIOS 275—Microcomputer Applications: Special Topics 3 credits

    CIOS 276—Independent Project (1-3)
    or CIOS 282—Cooperative Work Experience (3) 1-3 credits

    Advisor-approved CIOS or CS courses 1-6 credits

    Note: Web Foundations concentrates on effective information delivery using the web and was created specifically for those responsible for planning, designing, producing and maintaining their organization’s Intranet or website.
  5. Minimum credits required 61

* Student must earn a C grade or better.

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