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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Humanities

Program Name : Certificate in Archives and Records Management Studies

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 30


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 2

Description : (offered over 2 winter sessions).BGCSE/equivalent. Applicants with at least one-year work experience in a registry, archives or records center will be preferred. Applicants intending to enroll into this programme should contact Head, Department of Library and Information Studies. Entrance Requirements The normal requirements for entrance to the certificate in Archives and Records Management Program shall be: Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent with at least passes in three subjects including English. Applicants with at least one year work experience in a registry or related institutions will be preferred. Programme Structure The Certificate in Archives and Records Management extends over two semesters for full-time study or four semesters for part-time (distance learning/sandwich) study in the single subject Archives and Records Management leading to the award of the Certificate in Archives and Records Management. Students can take a minimum of 6 credits of optional courses or elective courses. The Program shall consist of a minimum of 30 credits. All core courses must be passed. Progression from Semester to Semester Progression from semester to semester shall appy according to Regulation 00.9 Assessment and Examinations Evaluation of students’ performance in the Certificate in Archives and Records Management Program shall be based on continuous assessment and a formal examination at the end of each semester. The weighting between continuous assessment and formal examination shall be 2:3.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  ADMINISTRATION & MNGNT OF INFORMATION CENTRES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO RECORDS MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE SKILLS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  INTRO. TO PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVAL ARRANGEMENT Credits : 3
  SEARCH ROOM OPERATIONS Credits : 3
  PRACTICUM Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET AND WEB DESIGN Credits : 3
  INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.
Contact Details :
4775 Notwane Rd. Gaborone, Botswana Private Bag UB 0022. Tel: +(267) 355 0000 Gaborone, Botswana