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Information and Records Management

Open for Fall 2021

Open for Spring 2021

Open for Summer 2021

Open for Winter 2021

Length: Up to 5 years Credential: Certificate Delivery: Part Time Classroom or Online

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. Learn more


Managing records and information is a pivotal piece in running any organization efficiently and with topics ranging from the fundamentals to advanced topics in strategic management

This program will enable you to learn the current industry standards and the best practices of information and records management from industry professionals.

These courses are intended for industry professionals upgrading their skills or for individuals looking to change or enhance their careers. 


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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n): 

  • records management team leader 
  • document management specialist 
  • document control specialist 

Related careers include: 

  • archivist 
  • library technician 

Tuition and fees per credit*

Domestic: $214.33

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change


You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available. 

When can you apply?

  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020, until the program start date.
  • Applications for spring, summer and fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date.
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Spring 2021 May 10, 2021
Summer 2021 July 1, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection 

  • Winter 2021 start: applications open March 30, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.
  • Spring, summer or fall 2021 start: applications open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

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.

SAIT accepts  high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider  Academic Upgrading.

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. 


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Program Outline

You will have five (5) years to complete this certificate. 

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

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
Total 30.0


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.

Transfer options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution - explore your  transfer options to advance your education with another credential.


Tuition and fees per credit*

The following costs are based on a single 1.5 or 3.0 credit course. Additional fees may be added depending on the delivery of a course and the number of courses taken at a time. 

Domestic International
Credit Course cost Credit Course cost
1.5 $321.50 - -
3.0 $642.99 - -

*This program is currently not available for international students

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year

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.

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Student Guidelines

Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies. 

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Fall 2020


All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

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.

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

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.


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