The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

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Office Management and Technology

College of Rural Alaska, Business Technologies Division
Bristol Bay Campus (907) 842-5109

Interior-Aleutians Campus (907) 474-5439

Kuskokwim Campus (907) 543-4500

Northwest Campus (907) 443-2201

Tanana Valley Campus (907) 474-7400

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits; for Certificate: 30 credits

The Office Management and Technology program provides students with the specific skills needed to obtain entry level employment or achieve career advancement. Review courses aimed at preparing candidates for the Certified Professional Secretary examination are offered annually.

Courses covering basic knowledge and skills, emerging technology, advanced procedures, and interpersonal skills are offered. Potential careers for graduates include office secretary, stenographer, file clerk, receptionist, word information processors and office supervisors. This division offers both an associate degree and a certificate program. This A.A.S. degree is an approved minor for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Office Management and Technology -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the following general university and A.A.S. requirements:
Communications (9 credits):
ENGL 111X AND ENGL 211X*, OR 213X (6 credits)
COMM 131X or 141X (3 credits)
Mathematics or Natural Science:
A math or natural science course at the 100 level or above (3 credits)
Humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences or
Perspectives on the Human Condition (3 credits)
2. Complete the following major degree requirements (29-30 credits):
ACCT 161 - Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3)
or ABUS 142 - Office Accounting (2) 2-3
CIOS 116 - Calculating Machines (3 credits)
CIOS 131 - WordPerfect
or CIOS 132 - Microsoft Word (3 credits)
CIOS 135 - Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIOS 160 - Business English (3 credits)
CIOS 165 - Office Procedures
or CIOS 265 - Office Management (3 credits)
CIOS 260 - Business Communication (3 credits)
CIOS 264 - Filing/Records Management (3 credits)
A total of 6 credits from (departmental placement):
CIOS 106 - Keyboarding I/Beginning Typewriting (3)
CIOS 108 - Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting (3)
CIOS 109 - Keyboarding III/Advanced Typewriting (3) (6 credits)
3. Complete the requirements for one of the three areas of specialization
A, B, or C as listed below (17-19 credits):
A. A Comprehensive Emphasis (19 credits)[A strong emphasis in computing]
Choose a total of 19 credits from the following:
CIOS 105* - Computer Software Application 1-3
CIOS 131 - WordPerfect
or CIOS 132 - Microsoft Word (3 credits)
CIOS 151 - Integrated Office Software (3 credits)
CIOS 162 - Alphabetic Shorthand (3 credits)
CIOS 207 - Machine Transcription (2 credits)
CIOS 221 - Microcomputer Accounting (3 credits)
ABUS 154 - Human Relations (3 credits)
ABUS 179 - Principles of Supervision (3 credits)
ACCT 162 - Accounting Concepts and Uses II (3 credits)
Approved CIOS Elective (3 credits)
*must be approved - no duplicates of 3 credit courses (Intro to Internet, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Windows 95, Windows 3.1 or Quicken)
B. Legal Emphasis (19 Credits):
CIOS 151 - Integrated Office Software (3 credits)
CIOS 165 - Office Procedures
or CIOS 265 - Office Management (3 credits)
CIOS 206 - Legal Keyboarding (3 credits)
CIOS 207 - Machine Transcription (2 credits)
CIOS 209 - Legal Machine Transcription (2 credits)
PLS 101 - Introduction to Paralegal Studies (3 credits)
C. Medical Emphasis (17 credits):
CIOS 151 - Integrated Office Software (3 credits)
CIOS 165 - Office Procedures or
HLTH 131 Medical Office Procedures (3 credits)
CIOS 200 - Medical Terminology (3 credits)
CIOS 205 - Medical Keyboarding (2 credits)
CIOS 207 -Machine Transcription (2 credits)
CIOS 208 - Medical Machine Transcription (1 credit)
Advisor Approved CIOS or HLTH Course (3 credits)
4. Degree Total 61-64
*ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Office Management and Technology -- Certificate

1. Complete the following requirements (20-21 credits):
ACCT 161 - Accounting Concepts and Uses I (3)
or ABUS 142 - Office Accounting (2) 2-3
CIOS 116 - Calculating Machines (3 credits)
CIOS 131 - WordPerfect
or CIOS 132 - Microsoft Word (3 credits)
CIOS 160 - Business English (3 credits)
CIOS 264 - Filing/Records Management (3 credits)
A total of 6 credits from (departmental placement):
CIOS 106 - Keyboarding I/Beginning Typewriting (3)
CIOS 108 - Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting (3)
CIOS 109 - Keyboarding III/Advanced Typewriting (3) (6 credits)
2. Complete requirement for one of the three areas of specialization
A, B, or C as listed below (11-13 credits):
A. Comprehensive Emphasis (13 credits) [A strong emphasis in computing]:
CIOS 165 - Office Procedures or
CIOS 265 - Office Management (3 credits)
Choose a total of 10 credits from the following:
CIOS 105* - Computer Software Application 1-3
CIOS 131 - WordPerfect or
CIOS 132 - Microsoft Word (3 credits)
CIOS 135 - Spreadsheets (3 credits)
CIOS 162 - Alphabetic Shorthand (3 credits)
CIOS 207 - Machine Transcription (2 credits)
CIOS 220 - Microcomputer Accounting (3 credits)
CIOS 260 - Business Communication (3 credits)
ABUS 154 - Human Relations (3 credits)
ACCT 162 - Accounting Concepts and Uses II (3 credits)
*must be approved - no duplicates of 3 credit courses (Intro to Internet, Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Windows 95, Windows 3.1 or Quicken)
B. Legal Emphasis (13 credits):
CIOS 165 - Office Procedures
or CIOS 265 - Office Management (3 credits)
CIOS 206 - Legal Keyboarding (3 credits)
CIOS 207 - Machine Transcription (2 credits)
CIOS 209 - Legal Machine Transcription (2 credits)
PLS 101 - Introduction to Paralegal Studies (3 credits)
C. Medical Emphasis (11 credits):
CIOS 165 - Office Procedures or
HLTH 131 - Medical Office Procedures (3 credits)
CIOS 200 - Medical Terminology (3 credits)
CIOS 205 - Medical Keyboarding (2 credits)
CIOS 207 - Machine Transcription (2 credits)
CIOS 208 - Medical Machine Transcription (1 credit)
3. Certificate Total 31-34

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