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Records and Information Management (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1265
School:
Continuing Education

About the Program

This program is designed to prepare individuals to operate a records management program in various organizational settings including businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. With the increasing production of, and demand for, complex information and the widespread use of automated technologies the effective and efficient management of information assets is critical. Records and information management programs contribute to the efficiency of an organization's operations by providing systematic control of information resources, from creation through use, storage and final disposition.

Note: Students should refer to http://www.conestogac.on.ca/distance-learning/ontariolearn for an up-to-date listing of courses.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Program Information

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Program Related Resources

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
COMP1258 MS Office 2010
Description: This course will familiarize students with the applications contained in the Microsoft Office Pro Edition which contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
LIBR1150 Archives
Description: In this course, develop understanding of archival theory and practice to manage archival records effectively. Topics include the relationship between archives and records management, acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, reference services, preventive conservation, and facility planning and security.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
LIBR1260 Records and Information Management Fundamentals
Description: Recommended: Grade 12 English at the general level or equivalent.

This online course introduces the records lifecycle and establishes a solid basis in records management concepts and techniques. Records inventorying, retention and destruction scheduling, inactive and vital records management and the application of records management practices to electronic records are emphasized.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
LIBR1270 Active Records Management
Description: This course provides an introduction to the skills and techniques needed to effectively manage and control active records in various formats. File plan development, typical filing systems, storage systems and equipment, and file maintenance procedures will be covered. Prerequisite: Records and Information Management Fundamentals
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBR1260
CoRequisites:
Closed
LIBR1280 Document Management Technology
Description: An introduction to electronic documents, imaging and micrographic technology is provided in this course. You will explore how these technologies can be applied to records management, short and long term storage and retrieval for active and inactive documents. Topics covered include, metadata, life expectancy of electronic storage media, secure storage media, migration, and image file formats.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Select from the list below
COMM1750 Organizational Business Communications

Description: Here's an opportunity to hone essential business communication concepts and skills with emphasis on writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and enhancing interpersonal skills.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Details
LIBR1290 Researching and Reporting

Description: In this course communication skills are developed through hands-on application. Students can choose examples related to their careers. Participants define a problem, collect research using print sources, the Internet, interviews and questionnaires, and present their findings in reports. Recommended prerequisite: Post-secondary basic level communications course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Details

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Debbie Richardson

drichardson@conestogac.on.ca

519-748-5220 ext: 2488

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