SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

CERTIFICATE IN RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

The Certificate in Records and Information Management provides continuing education to those working in the records, archival and information management fields and certification in a developing profession in which practitioners have limited access to relevant upgrading.

REGULATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

To be eligible for the Certificate in Records and Information Management a student must complete the following:

1) Business 2000, 3700; Computer Science 2801 or 2650 (or equivalent); Mathematics 1080 (or equivalent); Records Management 1000, 1001, 1100, 2000.

2) Two courses chosen from Business 5700, 6700; Political Science 3540, 3741; Municipal Administration 1701, 2705.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT COURSES

Certificate courses are specially designed courses relating to specific areas of study for which no equivalent degree credit course exists and are not applicable towards an existing diploma or degree program.

1000. Introduction to Records Management. This course is an introduction to the records management field, including professional associations; history of records management; career planning and opportunities; terminology, policies, values and life cycles of records; centralized vs. decentralized filing; filing systems; classification, retention scheduling, correspondence and reports control; and access and privacy legislation.

1001. System and Functions in Records Management. This course covers responsibilities of a records manager and a records office; staff; training; managing unusual formats, such as engineering drawings, maps and photographs; records centres; security of records and office safety; procedures manuals and user guides; and micrographics and archival management.
Prerequisite: Records Management 1000.

1100. Introduction to Archival Science. An introduction to the theory and practice of archive management including the storage and protection of records in various formats. Discussions include acquisition and appraisal, processing, storage, preservation, access and retrieval.

2000. Records Classification Systems. This course will include theory of classifying, cross-reference methods and purposes, classification techniques, standards, subject classification, subject file classification, systems design, and application and revision.
Prerequisites: Records Management 1000 and 1001.


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