OADM195 Records Management

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Office Administration

I. Course Number and Title
OADM195 Records Management
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course is offered in the Fall semester.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This is an introductory course in the field of records management. Alphabetic filing rules is covered, along with methods of storing and retrieving alphabetic, subject, numeric, and geographic records consistent with ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators, Inc.) filing rules.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of how records are managed within the context of a business system;
    2. know how to collect, retain, store, retrieve, transport, use, dispose, and process records;
    3. apply the rules of alphabetic, numeric, subject, and geographic filing, according to ARMA guidelines;
    4. utilize automated filing software to organize electronic records according to ARMA guidelines;
    5. demonstrate an understanding of correspondence, business forms, cards, records, and microrecords; and
    6. demonstrate an understanding of the evaluation process of a records system.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. the field of records management
    2. alphabetic storage and retrieval
    3. subject, numeric, and geographic storage and retrieval
    4. technology and the records information program
    5. records retention, transfer, and disposition
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals is based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance-based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 3/99; Revised 12/6/2010; New Core 8/2015