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APBT-111 - Records Management - 3.00 Credits

APBT-111 - Records Management - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The amount of information created and used in offices has increased significantly in recent years. Records, which contain all of the daily information necessary to the operation of any business, need to be managed effectively and efficiently. In today's office, maintaining the integrity of the records system means that all office workers need to be aware of the importance of correct creation, storage, use, retrieval, protection, control, and disposition of records. Technology continues to change the role played by today's office worker. This course will provide the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities to face these challenges and new responsibilities in dealing with both manual and electronic files. Please see other information for more details.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Office Administration Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission requirements
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Bachelors Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • define terminology used in records management;
  • identify and explain the use of different types of filing equipment;
  • identify and explain the use of different types of filing supplies;
  • index, code, cross-reference and sort incoming letters and copies of outgoing letters for individuals, businesses and governments;
  • store and retrieve documents applying ARMA rules in an alphabetic filing system;
  • store and retrieve documents using subject, numeric and geographical filing systems;
  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of each of these systems;
  • maintain a Tickler file;
  • process “Request-for-Record” forms and charge-out requests;
  • explain follow-up procedures relating to overdue records; and,
  • identify techniques involved in managing electronic records.
  • Text and Materials: Ralph M. Holmes and Kathleen K. Conway. Filing Made Easy: A Filing Simulation. Current Edition. Whitby, ON. McGraw-Hill.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: This course and the activities to be completed are based on the text-workbook and filing simulation materials. It introduces the concepts of manual and electronic records management related to four different filing systems: alphabetic, numeric, geographic and subjective. Hands on experience will be acquired working with realistic business documents and miniaturized filing equipment and supplies. As students work through the materials they will develop skills in quickly and efficiently filing and retrieving items, in preparing cross-reference sheets and tracking requests in a manual records management environment. A set of word document files will be organized into folders and subfolders in alphabetic and subjective electronic filing systems.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    APBT-111-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
     
    APBT-111-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W10:35AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201915 Mar 2019
    T1:30PM - 4:30PM