Records Management and Information Science

 Businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, health care facilities and schools all have fiscal, administrative, legal and historical records that need to be retained beyond their active life cycle. A records manager is in charge of overseeing this task.

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Records and Archives Manager
  • Archivist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Conservator
  • Preservationist
  • Information Management Professional
  • Database Administrator
  • Teaching/Lecturing
 Archivists acquire, manage and maintain documents and other materials that have historical importance for individuals, organizations and nations. They have an important role in the information society as guardians of the memories and records that shape the identity of various groups and societies. Archives are held by all sorts of organizations, including local and national government, businesses, academic institutions, museums, charities, professional organizations and hospitals, as well as by individuals and families. They may include books, papers, maps, photographs, prints, films and computer-generated records. A large part of an archivist’s work is related to making information accessible to users, increasingly in digital format. Users include researchers, academics, other professional staff and the general public.



INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES

  • NGOs
  • Broadcasting,
  • Publishing
  • Telecommunications
  • Information Consultancy
  • Documentation Centers
  • Records Management Centers
  • Libraries


COURSES ON OFFER

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN RECORDS MANAGEMENT and INFORMATION SCIENCE

Entry Requirements for National Certificate

5 ‘O’ levels including English and Mathematics 


DURATION: 1 YEAR

Subjects

  • MANAGEMENT OF CURRENT RECORDS
  • MANAGEMENT OF SEMI-CURRENT RECORDS
  • COMMUNICATION      
  • PRESERVATION
  • LIBRARY OPERATIONS AND PROCEDURES
  • NATIONAL AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
  • INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN RECORDS MANAGEMENT and INFORMATION SCIENCE

Entry Requirements for National Diploma

National Certificate in Records Management and Information Science


DURATION: 3 YEARS

Subjects

YEAR 1
  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT I
  • MANAGEMENT
  • DATABASE ANALYSIS DESIGN
  • INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
  • PRESERVATION
  • REPROGRAPHY


YEAR 2 
Students will be on industrial attachment


YEAR 3   
  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT II
  • AUTOMATION OF RECORDS AND INFORMATION SERVICES
  • MANAGEMENT OF RECORDS CENTERS 
  • ARCHIVES ADMINISTRATION
  • MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC SECTOR RECORDS
  • RESEARCH METHODS
  • NATIONAL AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
  • ON THE JOB TRAINING


HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN RECORDS MANAGEMENT and INFORMATION SCIENCE

Entry Requirements for Higher National Diploma

National Diploma in Records Management and Information Science


DURATION: 1 YEAR


Subjects 

  • ARCHIVES ADMINISTRATION
  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT OF CONSULTANCY
  • RECORDS MANAGEMENT
  • MANAGEMENT OF AUDIO-VISUAL ARCHIVES
  • MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS 
  • RESEARCH PROJECT
  • ON THE JOB TRAINING      
  • NATIONAL AND STRATEGIC STUDIES