Program Learning Outcomes - 297

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. Report on a range of stories in an accurate, detailed, balanced, professional, and timely manner.
  2. Apply computer and technical skills to a range of production and research functions in journalism.
  3. Provide leadership within editorial and production teams, while valuing independence and fostering collaboration.
  4. Analyze knowledge from communities, current events and public affairs, and history to interpret and express the context for a range of journalism publications and/or productions.
  5. Develop strategies for personal and professional development.
  6. Comply with and promote adherence to relevant Canadian legislation, standards, and the principles and practices of journalism.
  7. Write and edit complex content for a range of media platforms.
  8. Publish and broadcast content for a range of media platforms.
  9. Apply production skills and use production equipment in the preparation and distribution of content for a range of media platforms.

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. Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  4. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  5. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  6. Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  8. Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
  9. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  10. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  11. Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions and consequences.

Find out more about Essential Employability Skills here.