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Phone: 403-220-2866 or 1-866-220-4992

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Document Management encompasses the processes, techniques, and technologies for controlling and organizing documentation and data, whether stored electronically, on paper, or in digital form. This control includes the scoping and expectations, how documentation and data is captured, stored, and accessed, and the use of data and information stored outside relational databases. This includes any document, drawing, graphic, image, text, report, form, video, or sound recording in both the modifiable and in the published format.

Document Management has a strategic and tactical focus that overlaps with other data management functions in addressing the need for data governance, architecture, security, managed metadata, and quality of structured and unstructured data. There is also a tangible overlap with other operational and project functions, including Project Management, Cost Controls, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Safety, and Regulatory.

The Certificate in Document Management addresses the management of both structured and unstructured data within and between organizations. The processes, techniques, and technologies involved in document management will be presented from a systemic perspective ensuring a holistic understanding of the document management life-cycle. This approach will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to participate fully in the emerging discipline of document management. It is designed to provide the fundamentals of document management strategies and best practices across industries in the first four required courses, and then allows for a focused approach to multiple industries and specialties, allowing students to choose which four of the option courses suit their career expectations.

Courses are delivered online.

The Certificate in Document Management is a 240-hour program. Students who start taking courses in September can complete this certificate in two years.

You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. Once you are admitted, you can be confident that you have locked in the requirements leading to your graduation.

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted to the program. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.

A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.

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The courses in this program have been accepted for continuing education credits with The Certified Document Management Association of Canada (CDMAC). CDMAC is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of the Document Management service for all industries across the nation.

To graduate, a student must satisfy all certificate requirements including:

  • Successful completion of the core, optional and elective program requirements.
  • Attain a minimum of a C in all courses used to meet program requirements.

Note: If a student attains a grade of C-, D+ or D in one course only, a program director has the discretionary authority to approve a student for graduation. It will be the student's responsibility to contact the program director to request approval. Approval is usually granted for exceptional circumstances and it is the student's responsibility to contact the program director to request approval.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate. Student advisors are available to meet with students to review status and determine outstanding certificate requirements.

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Questions can be directed to advisors in person, by phone or email.

Continuing Education Administrative Offices
Phone: 403-220-2866 or 1-866-220-4992


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