OFC 215 : Records Management

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the complex field of records management with emphasis on the management of paper and non-paper business records including automated, microimage, and electronic records. It includes the study of filing systems, storage and retrieval procedures, records analysis, and records classification from creation through disposition. Microsoft Access is used to develop core-level competencies and to prepare the student to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Access Certification exam. Prerequisites: OFC 117 with a grade of C or better or permission of the department chair. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies.
Students will be able to:
  1. Apply skills in filing and indexing business records (according to ARMA - Association of Records and Administrators, Inc.) using various record classification systems.
  2. Recognize inefficiencies and implement procedures to cut costs in the creation, processing, work flow, maintenance, and disposition of records (hard copy and automated).
  3. Analyze various types of records classification systems--including alphabetic, geographic, numeric, and subject files.
  4. Develop systematic procedures for requisitioning, charging out, and following up of documents borrowed from the files.
  5. Apply efficient procedures in the creation, use, maintenance, and disposition of records and information in the office.
  6. Identify the characteristics of various micrographic media and to understand how computer output microfilm fits into the system of automated records.
  7. Develop database concepts through exercises and applications and to develop database manipulation skills using Access