Program Learning Outcomes - 252

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. Apply criteria to identify individuals who have concurrent mental health and addiction disorders.
  2. Formulate an integrated, customized plan for treatment of concurrent disorders, in collaboration with the client and other professionals, based on a non-biased, client-centred philosophy.
  3. Examine the interactions between mental health issues and substance use as they relate to client well-being.
  4. Monitor client outcomes to determine success of treatment or need for additional interventions.
  5. Initiate strategies, based on available research, trends etc. to promote client advocacy and community education in regard to concurrent disorders and addictions.
  6. Integrate relevant policies, best practices and legislation into the scope of practice as it relates to the concurrent disorders field.
  7. Establish a plan for professional development, including ongoing self-assessment and utilization of self-care strategies, to enhance professional competence.
  8. Assist those persons involved in the daily life of an individual with mental health and/or alcohol and/or drug problems in understanding their own related difficulties and developing self-care strategies.
  9. Utilize safe practices and critical incident management in all aspects of work.
  10. Communicate with client, family and internal/external professionals based on a recognized case management model.

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.