Records and Information Management Certificate - 810

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This program is designed to prepare you to operate in a records management program in any organizational setting. With the increasing production of and demand for complex information and the widespread use of automated technologies, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies are striving to manage their information assets in an effective and efficient way. 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.

View courses available this term under Program of Studies.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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Recommended Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Students who struggle with communication or whose first language is not English are encouraged to explore upgrading options available through our Applied Communications Centre.
  • Computer Skills (e.g. word processing, data management, internet access)
    Students should be familiar with computers, word processing, and email based systems prior to considering these courses. To upgrade computer skills, consider a CE introductory 'Computer Basics' course or a Learning Support Centre workshop before applying.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Community Services and Support.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Explore the application of electronic documents, imaging and micrographic technology to records management, short and long term storage and retrieval. Topics include: metadata, life expectancy of electronic storage media, secure storage media, migration and image file formats.
Credits: 3
Course description: Develop an understanding of archival theory and practice. Focus on the relationship between archives and records management, acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, reference services, preventive conservation, and facility planning and security.
Credits: 3
Course description: Explore the field of records management and the role of records management programs in organizations. Develop your skills in inventorying, retention and destruction scheduling, and records management, including electronic records.
Credits: 3
Course description: Investigate the skills and techniques needed to effectively manage and control active records in various formats. Examine file plan development, typical filing systems, storage systems and equipment, and file maintenance procedures.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: OADMRM100

Select 1 from the next 2 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: In this 45 hour on-line course, you will develop the skills and knowledge to work with the applications, contained in Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition, which contains Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. Software not included. Final Exam: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Fennell Campus.
Credits: 3
Course description:
Equivalents: INFO10156 or INFO10113 or INFO10095 or COMP10166 or COMP10191 or INFO10053

Select 1 from the next 2 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Hone essential business communication skills with emphasis on writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and enhancing interpersonal skills.
Credits: 3
Course description:
Prerequisites: COMMLL002 or COMMLL003 or COMMLL004 or COMMLL005 or COMMLL041 or COMM11040 or LANGLL020 or TEMPLL041 or COMMLL044

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
GRAPRM102 Document Management Technology




LIBRRM103 Archives




OADMRM100 Records And Information Management Fundamentals OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
OADMRM101 Active Records Management OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
COMM10027 Organizational Business Communication OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
COMMLL122 Researching and Reporting-Lgs OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
COMP10136 Introduction to Computers 1 OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
COMP10166 Microsoft Office 2013 N/A N/A N/A
COMP10191 Microsoft Office 2016 N/A N/A N/A
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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.