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Records and Information Management (Certificate)

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Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records and information is critical in the digital information era. Organizations need employees who are up-to-date with the latest technologies and who can create, store and retrieve information efficiently. This certificate will prepare you with a complete spectrum of archiving and retrieval skills needed to effectively store and manage informational assets.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year. Note: Before beginning this credential, please be advised that one or more courses in this program are not MAC compatible.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Manage and control active records in various formats
  • Use appropriate technologies to manage records and achieve short and long term storage and retrieval of active and inactive documents
  • Use appropriate software to manage, store, analyse, and present information to fulfill a variety of organizational needs
  • Communicate the results of research, using appropriate and correct reporting formats

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • File and classification clerk
  • File clerk / records clerk
  • Health records technician
  • Microfilm records searcher
  • Records classifier
  • Records filing-system clerk
  • Records management clerk
  • Technical records clerk

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
RIM 2080Active Records ManagementOnline
LIBR 1083ArchivesOnline
COMP 1281Computers an IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
COMP 1281Computers an IntroductionOnline
RIM 1080Records & Information Management FundamentalsOnline
RIM 1081Research and ReportingOnline