This program will be delivered in a blended format (OA, OS, OR and OF/CLAS) for the Winter 2022 semester.
Some courses will be delivered online while others occur on-campus.
Learn more about our course delivery options
Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n):
- records management team leader
- document management specialist
- document control specialist
Related careers include:
- library technician
Admission and Selection
Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.
- Winter 2022 start: applications open March 31, 2021.
- Spring 2022 start: applications open June 14, 2021.
- Fall 2022 start: applications are open on Oct. 6, 2021.
At least 60% in each of the following courses or their equivalents:
- English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
- Two of the following Grade 12 subjects: Math (Pure Math 30, Applied Math 30, Math 30-1, Math 30-2 or Math 30-3), Science, Social Science, Accounting, Law or a second language.
- MGMT 244 (Fundamentals of Information and Records Management) may be substituted for one of the Grade 12 subjects.
- All applicants, including students educated in Canada, must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission.
Direct entry: four-step process
Step 1: Read the program overview information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
Step 3: Apply to Information and Records Management Certificate (part-time).
Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.
Communication during selection
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications.
Interested in a single course?
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You will have five (5) years to complete this certificate.
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
|COURSE CODE||COURSE NAME||CREDITS|
|COMM-256||Professional Communication & Presentation Skills||3.0|
|MGMT-213||Tools and Techniques||3.0|
|MGMT-215||Advanced Information and Records Management||3.0|
|MGMT-244||Fundamentals of Information and Records Management||3.0|
|MGMT-282||Strategic Records and Information Management||3.0|
|MMGT-201||Enterprise Content Management||3.0|
|MMGT-225||Management of Vital Records||3.0|
|MMGT-228||Managing Records Classification & Vocabulary Design||3.0|
|MMGT-284||Business Imaging Technology||3.0|
|MMGT-350||Information Management Administration||3.0|
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer in, within or on from SAIT is available. Visit transfer options to learn more.
Tuition and fees per credit*
The following costs are based on a single 1.5 or 3.0 credit course. Additional fees including health and dental are assessed based on the course delivery and the number of courses taken at a time.
2021/22 Domestic cost per course
|Course Credits||Course cost|
The following fees are based on a two-semester full course load structure. Fees for part-time programs will be assessed based on the number of courses taken within a semester.
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) fee: $287.77
Books and supplies*
- Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
- For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
Find out about tuition and financial aid.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
How to register for classes
You'll follow an open registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
Additional technology requirements
- Processor i5 or greater
- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (MacOS is not supported)
- Antivirus/malware protectionRAM (memory) 16 GB RAM or greater
- Hard drive storage 512 GB SSD or greater
- Video card: On-board integrated
- Screen size 13" or greater
- Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 or greater
To support your success, two short courses are available to you to help prepare you for the academic year:
PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities
This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.
PREP 100: The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.
Part-time students may register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.
Jim Slobodian, Academic Chair
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.
Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies.