The Records Management certificate aims to prepare and equip administrative assistants with the skills they require to manage and maintain an organization’s physical and electronic records.
All organizations follow records management practices with different degrees of sophistication; however all practices are informed by ARMA International. This program was designed using the principles set out by ARMA International.
As technology has significantly impacted the manner in which an organization’s records are handled, this program includes additional training in the areas of software, communication, and digital literacy skills to help the administrative assistant respond to an organization’s need to access a record in a timely manner.
Graduates of this program will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in any entry-level administrative assistant role that involves records management responsibilities.
The program focuses on meeting the following employment-related learning outcomes. Upon successful completion of the RM certificate, students will be able to work with:
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
Financial aid is available from a variety of sources. For more information, contact the Financial Aid and Awards office at either the Abbotsford or Chilliwack campus. A variety of bursary applications are also available from the Financial Aid and Awards offices. The RM certificate program, specifically some full-time schedules, will meet the program eligibility requirements as outlined at www.bcsap.bc.ca.
The RM certificate is 230 hours in duration, offered in both full- and part-time capacity.
All courses are offered online.
|RM 01||Fundamentals of Records Management||15|
|RM 02||Records Management Classification and Vocabulary||30|
|RM 03||Records Management Systems||30|
|RM 04||Digital Age Literacy||15|
|RM 05||Databases: Access||15|
|RM 06||Spreadsheets: Excel||15|
|RM 07||Word-processing: Word||15|
|RM 08||Business Communications||15|
|RM 09||Records Management Practicum||80|
In order to qualify for the two-week practicum, students must have successfully completed all modules and met the attendance requirements.
When students qualify for a practicum, UFV Continuing Education will assign them a practicum that provides them with meaningful work-like experience and exposure to the field of Records Management.
Practicum placements reflect the business practices of the practicum host, which includes placement during standard business hours. Transportation to the practicum site is students' responsibility and may require travel outside their community of residence. If a student refuses an assigned practicum site they will need to find their own site and obtain departmental approval prior to the start of their practicum.
Please discuss any barriers that may affect practicum assignment with UFV Continuing Education immediately after registration.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.
Contact Continuing Education at 604-851-6324, or 604-504-7441 local 6324, or toll-free (within Canada) 1-888-504-7441 local 6324, or firstname.lastname@example.org.