This two-year diploma program is designed to provide students with an intense study of records and information theories and practices. Students will obtain hands on experience through simulation exercises to prepare them for employment in the field of Records and Information Management.
The major components of the program include Management and Control of Records, File Management and Information Security, Archives Principles, and Classification Systems. Related courses include Communications, Document Production, Office Management, Bookkeeping, Digital Tools for the Office, and Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets. Students will also receive participatory training with an Electronic Document Management System.
Upon successful completion of the Records and Information Management program, graduates will be able to:
- Manage records using extensive knowledge of information management principles ensuring quality control and improvement.
- Demonstrate ability to administer records management systems in accordance with retention policies by verifying accuracy and adherence to current legislation.
- Design and create business documents using integrated software at an advanced level for effective communication in the office environment.
- Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills for successful entry into the workplace.
Graduates of the diploma program may expect to find employment opportunities in public and private sectors including government, oil and gas, healthcare, legal offices, educational facilities, and general offices. As well as acquiring skills and knowledge necessary to become effective employees in today’s electronic office, graduates will have extensive knowledge and skills in information protection, management and control of records, confidentiality and security, document production, office management, plus other related areas. Graduates are trained for the following specific positions: information management technician (IM Tech I, II, or III), document control clerk, document control technician, information management coordinator, and archives assistant.
The Office Administration programs offer exit points after Year 1 and Year 2.
* Students can graduate at the end of Year 1 with an Office Administration Certificate
* Students graduate at the end of Year 2 with a Records and Information Management Diploma
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science Certificate (College Transition program)
3. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile)
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
5. International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Records and Information Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in all campus locations. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.