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Records & Information Management Certificate (Online)

Program Highlights

Records and Information management is affected by changes in regulations, technology, organizational needs and community needs. A good records and information manager needs to be armed with the latest skills and knowledge in best practices, regulated processes and cost efficiencies to support their organization and its stakeholders.

Is This You?

Records and Information Managers are analytical and technically oriented. They have good oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. In this position you will interact with internal and external contacts while managing records-related projects and keeping up-to-date with regulations and information technology.

Career Prospects

  • Archivist
  • Research & Reporting
  • Information Management
  • Library technician
  • Systems security
  • Professional development for office and information technology staff

Recommended skills and pre-requisites

Program requirements: basic Windows computer and Internet skills (managing files and folders, keyboarding, email and Internet searches). Grade 12 English or equivalent.

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus bookstore in-person or online: Peterborough Bookstore or Lindsay Bookstore.


Certificates must be completed within five years. Once you have completed all certificate requirements, please contact us again for your official certification.

Courses in Records & Information Management Certificate (Online)

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Mandatory Courses

Microsoft - Office 2010 (COMP436)

Familiarize yourself with the applications contained in Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Software required: MS Office 2010 Professional or Academic edition. Courses for Office 2013 COMP531 and Office 2016 COMP562 are also available. This course is designed for the Windows operating system.

Records & Information Management Fundamentals (MGMT164)

Gain a solid understanding of the records lifecycle, including records management concepts and techniques. We delve into records inventorying, retention and destruction scheduling, inactive and vital records management and the application of records management practices to electronic record.

Active Records Management (MGMT161)

An introduction to skills and techniques needed to effectively manage and control active records in various formats. You will examine file plan development, typical filing systems, storage systems and equipment, and file management procedures. Pre-requisite: Records & Information Management Fundamentals.

Archives (MGMT162)

Develop a working understanding of archival theory and practice to manage archival records effectively. Explore the nature of archival documents, the relationship between archives and records management, acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, reference services, preventative conservation and facility planning and security.

Document Management Technology (MGMT163)

Explore how electronic documents, imaging and micrographic technology can be applied to records management, short and long term storage and retrieval for active and inactive documents. Topics include metadata, life expectancy of electronic storage media, secure storage media, migration and image file formats.

Researching and Reporting (COMM051)

Enhance your communication skills through hands-on application. You will choose examples related to your own career or from sample assignments. Define a problem, collect research using print sources, the Internet, interviews and questionnaires, and present your findings in reports.

Electives (1 Required)

Office Technology and Procedures (BUSN055)

Become proficient in a broad range of office tasks, including Internet research and reporting, e-mail messages, time and stress management, telecommunications, office reception and customer service, meetings and travel arrangements, office mail procedures and records management.

Management Information Systems (MGMT165)

Examine information systems, information flows, source document flows, design for effective data storage and retrieval, auditing controls and computer systems with a focus on information that executives could use to support decision making. MS Access will be used to provide illustration and practice in database concepts.

Microsoft Access 2013 Core (COMP216)

Gain the basics skills for this database tool using pull-down menus, toolbars and dialog boxes to manipulate, link, chart, query and report data to organize your information. Access creates a system of relational database management in a user-friendly environment. Microsoft Access Expert (advanced) COMP 188 is also available. Software: Microsoft Access 2013. You must be comfortable with using the Windows operating system. Not suitable for MAC users.

Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 Core (COMP221)

Learn to produce powerful, professional spreadsheets and graphics. Create, edit, format and print spreadsheets. Learn how to use sorting, charts, formulas and functions to facilitate your marketing, budgeting and projecting needs. Course material covers Excel 2013 and 2016. Microsoft Excel Expert (advanced) COMP 164 also available. This course is designed for the Windows operating system. Not suitable for MAC users.

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