Program Learning Outcomes - 226

Program learning outcomes outline what Mohawk's graduates need to know and be able to do after they complete this program.

Initially, most program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators. Now, they are reviewed and updated during program review, in consultation with employers, graduates, and current students.

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Vocational Standards

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Analyze situations and consider the various policies, procedures, legislation, social issues and community resources applicable to make appropriate policing decisions.
  2. Conduct oneself in a professional manner following legislative, organizational, human rights and ethical standards.
  3. Communicate professionally and effectively in all aspects of investigation, enforcement, and community involvement for fairness and transparency, in the process of conducting duties.
  4. Use current and relevant technology to execute policing duties in both routine and complex situations.
  5. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills when making decisions in complex and/acute stress situations.
  6. Integrate physical activity, fitness and wellness standards into a personal lifestyle that meets or exceeds the industry standard.
  7. Integrate appropriate team/leadership/relationship building skills to promote effective and harmonious workplaces and community relations within a diverse society.
  8. Apply specialized investigative methods in securing, searching, recording, collecting, preserving, and evaluating evidence for enforcement and prosecution of offences.
  9. Generate appropriate, accurate and comprehensive reports and legal documentation for law enforcement purposes.
  10. Develop and implement a professional development plan to maintain currency in the field of policing.
  11. Use effective conflict and crisis management techniques during dispute resolution and potentially dangerous situations.
  12. Adhere to Use of force techniques and utilize equipment in a proficient and safe manner.
  13. Use, store, and transport Restricted and Non-Restricted Firearms according to the standards set by federal accrediting agencies.

Essential Employability Skills

All graduates with the following Ontario College credentials, Ontario College Certificate, Ontario College Diploma and Ontario College Advanced Diploma, must be able to reliably demonstrate Essential Employability Skills in a combination of the following 11 skill areas:

  1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  2. Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  3. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  4. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  5. Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  6. Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  7. Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
  8. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  9. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  10. Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions and consequences.

Find out more about Essential Employability Skills here.