Records and Information Management

Seneca College Certificate


Businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies often face challenges to manage complex information from many sources. Organizations need to maintain pertinent records and information in response to government regulations, company policies, and business competition. Individuals who can create and manage such systems are increasingly in demand. These individuals are excellent communicators, organized, and possess a strong attention to detail. Records and information management professionals contribute to the efficiency of an organization's operations through the provision of systematic information resource control from creation through use, storage, and final disposal. As technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the storage and retrieval of information, students need to be familiar with computers and software.

Library technicians, human resources professionals, office administration, and business graduates will find this program invaluable as a professional development opportunity. It provides the opportunity to learn about, and keep up-to-date with, the growing field of records and information management.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.


Records Management

This course introduces the records lifecycle and establishes a solid basis in records management concepts and techniques. Students develop the essential skills necessary to efficiently deal with the ever-increasing amount of information and records which are generated and received by an organization with an emphasis on managing records in an electronic format.

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Active Records Management

This course introduces you to the skills and techniques needed to effectively manage and control active records in various formats. Examine file plan development, typical filing systems, storage systems and equipment, and file maintenance procedures.

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Document Management Technology

This course is an introduction to electronic documents, imaging and micrographic technology. Explore how these technologies can be applied to records management, short and long term storage and retrieval for active and inactive documents.

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In this course students develop their understanding of the issues and identify the activities associated with archival records and archival institutions. An emphasis is placed on institutional archives and organizational records, with some attention to private papers. Various media formats found in most archives are discussed with the primary focus on textual or traditional paper archives.

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Researching and Reporting

This course covers techniques for effective writing and provides additional practice with varied writing formats. You engage in research project activities including identifying appropriate research and reporting situations, conducting primary and secondary research, analyzing data, and producing a referenced report.

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LIA222 is offered in the Winter and Spring Terms.

LIT223 is offered in the Winter Term.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates have the skills and knowledge to fulfill the duties of a records information management professional. Graduates might work in a generalized capacity or specialize in areas such as archives, report management, or image technology. Records and information professionals ensure the efficient storage of important data so it may be maintained, retained, and retrieved in an efficient systematic manner.


When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
416-491-5050 ext.22512

Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator
416-491-5050 ext.22589

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