Records and Information Management (Part-time)
- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
About the ProgramThis 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.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older
- Grade 12 Compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
How to ApplyStudents 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:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo 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 OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Program Related Resources
- Describe key records management concepts
- Apply the concept of records series to the inventory process,
- Design a methodology for inventorying records including electronic records, to appraise records for retention scheduling purposes and to establish policies and procedures pertaining to records destruction.
- Develop a records centre design in accordance with industry standards
- Identify the processes used to develop vital records protection programs and contingency plans
- Describe equipment and systems used to store active records in various physical formats
- Apply design and selection criteria to active records storage facilities.
- Discuss the importance of having an acquisition policy, methods of acquisitions, and a process of appraising materials of potential archival value .
- Identify issues affecting access to and use of archival materials
- Identify the impact of freedom of information and privacy legislation on public archives,
- Identify copyright infringements
- Conduct focused research on specific topics.
- Use research and reporting to produce professional, referenced reports
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|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.
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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|Electives: Program Option |
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Select from the list below
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.
Researching and Reporting
Description: In this course, communication skills are developed through hands-on application. Students can choose examples related to their careers. Students define a problem, collect research using print sources, the Internet, interviews and questionnaires, and present their findings in reports.
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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.