OEC in Office Foundations

The Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Office Foundations provides the foundational skills required for career entry in a variety of office settings.

For more information or advising contact Heather Corriere.


Office phone: 907-486-1212

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  1. Demonstrate keyboarding skills of 30 net words per minute.
  2. Integrate basic skills that utilize features in operating systems; word processing, and spreadsheet software.
  3. Demonstrate oral and written communications skills that meet business standards.


Office Foundations OEC (9 credits)

This OEC is the foundation for the other program certificates as well as the CIOS AAS.

CIOS 101A Keyboarding A--1 credit
CIOS A113 Operating Systems: MS Windows--1 credit
CIOS 130A Word Processing I: MS Word--1 credit
CIOS 135A Spreadsheets I: MS Excel--1 credit
CIOS 146 Internet Concepts and Applications--2 credits
CIOS 160A Proofreading (Proof of placement in ENGL 111 or concurrent enrollment)--2 credits
CNT 165 Customer Service Fundamentals --1 credit

This certificate prepares you for entry level office postions and is the basis of the other CIOS certificates.


  • Drafting correspondence
  • Entering data in spreadsheets
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Organizing and maintaing paper and electronic files

Earning Potential

The average wage for an administrtive professional is $15-$18 per hour.

Job Outlook

This field has high employment opportunities.


For more information or advising contact Heather Corriere. hlcorriere@kodiak.alaska.edu

Office phone: 907-486-1212