Program Learning Outcomes - 286

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. Communicate in a manner consistent with professional ethics and practice, and a respect for self, others, and relevant law, policies and legislation.
  2. Employ all relevant static and dynamic safety and security techniques to ensure the protection of the public, staff, and clients in institutional, residential, and community settings.
  3. Intervene with clients, individually and in groups, in order to address and manage barriers to promote inclusion, positive growth and personal development.
  4. Collect information, observe, monitor, record and assess client behaviour accurately in compliance with legal and organizational requirements.
  5. Assist in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict, crises, and emergency situations using intervention strategies as prescribed by relevant legislative requirements and industry certification and/or standards.
  6. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, supervisors and community justice stakeholders to maintain a productive, professional and safe working environment.
  7. Engage in program planning, implementation, assessment, and evaluation to meet the needs of clients, staff, community and administration within the context of an interdisciplinary setting.
  8. Apply knowledge of the history, philosophy, and diverse models of corrective action, of detention, rehabilitation, and reintegration to decision-making and institutional practices.
  9. Develop and implement self-care strategies using self-awareness, self-inquiry and reflection.
  10. Work in a manner consistent with professional ethics demonstrating respect for self, others and relevant legislation, policies and procedures in a multi-disciplinary workplace.
  11. Assess and respond to the strengths and needs of clients, including complex responses impacted by mental health, addictions and other social factors in order to support and promote positive change.
  12. Promote inclusive practices within community and justice services to increase understanding within the community and meet the needs of diverse populations.

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.