Course Code: GES412
Learn about the role of records management in an organization. Discuss the classifications and value of records, and how they tie into the memory of a business. Learn the life cycle of paper records and common problems faced in record management.
Understand the basics of alphabetical indexing rules. Explore the importance of filing consistency, key units of names, and general rules of filing.
Discuss electronic file management and how to stay organized in the digital age. Look over the most frequently used databases, how to organize e-commerce, and the life cycle of electronic records.
Dive into the rules of alphabetical records management, equipment, and procedures. This section will cover filing and storage, straight line tabs, choosing the right equipment, and the six steps in the records management procedure.
Learn about the four values of records, record cycle, and common methods of records transfer. Move on to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of subject, numeric, and geographic records management.
Master an understanding of magnetic and optical records, data input devices, and record safety and security. Lastly, your course will cover the elements of an RIM program, disaster recover, and records retention schedules.
Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. The Records Management Online Training course is for you if you want to enhance your records management knowledge or jump-start your career in the records management profession.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
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This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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