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CMIS 190 - Records Management

3 Credit: (0 lecture, 3 open-lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [CMIS 115 ]

This course presents the principles of the alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject systems of records management. Records maintenance, decision-making, and career opportunities in the records management field are also covered. Students utilize database software to manage records.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Demonstrate the ability to correctly store and retrieve records of varying types.

  1. Employ appropriate filing rules to efficiently and effectively index, file, code, and cross reference documents pertaining to businesses, governmental agencies, and social and service organizations.
  2. Identify the principle reasons for subject, geographic, chronological, numeric, and alphabetic filing systems.
  3. Apply steps to prevent misfiling.
  4. Explain and use checkout supplies–requisition, outguide, and tickler file.
  5. Compare centralized/decentralized and standard vertical/open-shelf filing.

Goal 2:  Manage records using an electronic database.

  1. Examine methods used to file, sort, and retrieve electronic records.
  2. Investigate methods to insure data integrity and safety.

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