Program Learning Outcomes
Every Ontario community college program is designed to deliver a set of specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge or skills that students are expected to acquire and demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Program learning outcomes can include three key elements:
- Vocational or discipline-specific program learning outcomes (all programs)
- Essential Employability Skills (for college certificate, college diploma and advanced diploma programs)
- General Education/Breadth requirements (most programs)
College programs are designed to deliver vocational or discipline-specific learning outcomes that relate to the unique content of a particular area of study. You can download the relevant program learning outcomes for your program by clicking on your program in the list below. Each course in a program has course-specific learning outcomes, identified in course outlines, which are designed to build knowledge and skills toward the overall program-level learning outcomes.
College certificate, college diploma and advanced diploma programs are also expected to deliver more generic essential employability skills (additional generic learning outcomes which focus on communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills). These Essential Employability Skills are also identified in course descriptions. Find more information about the Essential Employability Skills requirements.
College degree programs must align with Ontario’s Baccalaureate/Bachelor's Degree: Honours degree level described in the Ontario Qualifications Framework. Find more information about Ontario’s degree-level standards.
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. Please consult the College’s General Education and Liberal Studies policy for more information about the College’s mandatory curriculum breadth requirements.
George Brown School of Work and College Preparation
George Brown School of Accounting and Finance
George Brown School of Management
George Brown School of Human Resources
George Brown School of Marketing
George Brown School of Early Childhood
George Brown School of Health and Wellness
George Brown School of Health Services Management
George Brown School of Dental Health
George Brown School of Social and Community Services
George Brown School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies
George Brown School of Fashion Studies
George Brown School of Media and Performing Arts
George Brown School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
George Brown School of Design
George Brown Chef School
George Brown School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management
George Brown School of Architectural Studies
George Brown School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies
George Brown School of Computer Technology
George Brown School of Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades
George Brown School of Immigrant and Transitional Education