Program Learning Outcomes - 555

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. Analyze and resolve information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches and diagnostic tools
  2. Analyze, plan, design, and implement computer systems
  3. Analyze, plan, design and implement networking solutions
  4. Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and optimize computer systems
  5. Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and optimize networks
  6. Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks
  7. Participate in the deployment and administration of databases within a networked environment
  8. Plan, develop, and be responsible for data storage to ensure the integrity of information
  9. Apply knowledge of security issues to the implementation of information technology solutions
  10. Appraise existing security solutions with a view to on-going maintenance, development, and improvement of organizational security
  11. Provide and efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of the issue recurring
  12. Articulate, defend and conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments
  13. Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use

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.