Program Learning Outcomes - 559

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, diagnostic tools, and customization of software.
  2. Analyze, plan, design, and implement computer systems and networking solutions.
  3. Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize computer systems and networks.
  4. Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks and enable clients to import, export, and access useable data.
  5. Design, model, implement, and maintain a database.
  6. Plan, develop, and be responsible for data storage to ensure the integrity of information.
  7. Analyze, design, and implement integrated solutions using knowledge of security issues to ensure customer requirements are met.
  8. Appraise existing security solutions with a view to on-going maintenance, development, and improvement of organizational security.
  9. Provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices, reduces the risk of the issue recurring, and encourages effective working relationships.
  10. Articulate, defend, and conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.
  11. Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.
  12. Design, test, document, and deploy programs based on given specifications.
  13. Develop integrated software solutions, using relevant methodologies, policies, and standards
  14. Prepare, present, and maintain current, clear, and accurate project-related documents that adhere to organizational and industry standards and procedures.

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.