Program Learning Outcomes - 987

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. Consider the economic, social, political, environmental, and cultural variables when solving problems affecting organizations involved in community development and the social economy.
  2. Uphold ethical and professional standards (such as privacy, respect, confidentiality, and support members of vulnerable sectors) when working with stakeholders.
  3. Assess software systems to determine their suitability for supporting organizational goals.
  4. Adapt management style in response to project needs, issues, and organizational change requirements.
  5. Facilitate communication, negotiation, and collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of projects.
  6. Explore entrepreneurial opportunities in the social sector, using the relevant entrepreneurial skills and strategies.
  7. Prepare a development plan to access potential resources available to the organization.
  8. Evaluate and measure program outcomes according to organizational goals using specific metrics.
  9. Develop comprehensive business plans that include financial accounting, risk management, capital investments, operating budgets, return on investment to achieve agency goals and objectives.
  10. Contribute to planning and administration of organizational resources to ensure financial, technical, and human resource growth.
  11. Develop discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

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.