Program Learning Outcomes - 475

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. Assess the epidemiology and prevalence of mental health issues in Ontario to determine the level of impact on individuals, families, friends, co-workers, and their well-being.
  2. Collaborate as a member of an interdisciplinary team to implement evidence-based intervention strategies consistent with an individual’s needs in the community.
  3. Advocate on behalf of individuals and families with mental health and disability issues to reduce stigma by raising awareness of community resources.
  4. Adhere to professional, legal and ethical standards including policies and best practices as it relates to mental health and disability management.
  5. Develop and apply strategies to enhance professional growth and workplace competence.
  6. Use appropriate intervention strategies to promote self-care and positive change with individuals and families who are experiencing mental health and disabilities issues.
  7. Assess mental health illnesses and disabilities using various tools and strategies to diagnose and determine intervention and treatment according to client needs.
  8. Design programs that will address service delivery gaps in the treatment of mental illness and disability management.

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.