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.

Courses in this program provide credit towards the Library and Information Technician diploma program.

Program information

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

Admission requirements

  • 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.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Submit proof of Admission Requirements. Review Apply to a Program to learn how.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • 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.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

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Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024
Winter registration: Opens November 4, 2024