Career Pathways - 361

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Designed specifically for students with a learning disability, autism or mental health challenges who want to develop academic and career-ready skills for future postsecondary study and employment.

Program Highlights

  • Experience our new state-of-the-art computer support lab for one-on-one AT instruction and homework support.
  • Benefit from a combination of in-class instruction, computer labs, lectures and unpaid employment placements.
  • Develop new skills with the support of Learning Facilitators, Student Placement Support, Adaptive Technologist/Learning Skills Advisor and faculty.
  • Obtain job skills through experiential learning in highly individualized 70-hour unpaid employment placements within the community.

What you'll learn

  • Build academic and study skills for future post-secondary studies in over 40 different college programs.
  • Enhance job skills for future employment.
  • Learn adaptive technologies such as Kurzweil, Dragon, and Natural Reader to improve academic and workplace performance.
  • Develop effective problem solving and critical thinking skills in social, academic and workplace settings.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

Thinking about coming to Mohawk?

Attend a Career Pathways Information Session 

Learn more about the Career Pathways program – sessions are held several times each semester. Email the Career Pathways Program Co-ordinator for upcoming dates.

Attend a College Information Session to:

  • Get help completing your application
  • Learn more about what Mohawk has to offer

Book your session now

Explore our many videos, online resources and program options within the Open House Plus website.

We’re here for you to support applications and admissions by providing online and virtual service.


Applied and have questions?
The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.


Haven’t applied and need help?
Contact us or phone 905-575-2460.

Program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered.



  • Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) or Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent
    • Grade 10 English, L or equivalent

Note: Workplace and locally developed credits that contribute towards an OSSC or OSSD are acceptable for entrance into this program.

Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $781.08  $712.05 
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,135.12  $2,066.09 
Total 1st Year Fees $4,201.21 

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,095.00  $8,095.00 
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,545.00  $8,470.00 
Total 1st Year Fees $17,015.00 

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Experience a 70-hour unpaid field placement within the community to enhance career skills.
  • Options to explore academic content through field trips and site visits.
  • Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone project.
  • Experience interactive simulations to further develop course concepts.
  • Test and apply course concepts in our labs.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Transition into employment with enhanced employability skills.

Opportunities for grads

  • Earn additional qualifications such as the Food Handler's Certificate. Attend workshops to strengthen academic and assistive technology skills.


Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

Liberal Studies

Health Studies


Media & Entertainment

Construction and Building Systems

Social Services & Justice Studies

Community Studies

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.


Pathways beyond Mohawk

This pathway map provides a list of Ontario Colleges that Career Pathways students may be eligible to attend.


See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

Technical Requirements

A laptop is highly recommended. Please connect with the Program Coordinator for specifics. Microsoft Office 365 is included in student tuition fees.

Program specific Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of instruction per semester? 
Students will be involved in learning four to five days a week in classes that run between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Technology available to borrow?
Scribe Pens, laptops, voice recorders, and noise cancelling headphones once we return to face-to-face instruction.

Career Pathways Supports?
A dedicated team of Learning Facilitators, an Adaptive Technologist, Student Support and Placement Officer, and Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Autism and Behavioural Sciences, Educational Support Worker, Health, Wellness and Fitness placement students.

What is the Career Pathways lab? 
The lab is used to support students with homework support and to learn Assistive technologies. It is both a computer lab and a social space. The lab is not used as a classroom. Classes are held throughout the college.

career pathwaysm lab at fennell campus

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Haven’t applied yet and have questions?
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and more.

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Support: 

Adaptive Technologist/Learning Skills Advisor

Rachel Brown
rachel.brown [at]

Student and Placement Support Officer

Andrea Nelson
andrea.nelson1 [at]

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2022


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Amber, Career Pathways program

I'm so glad I took the Career Pathways program. I loved being able to try out all the different technologies that were available and found it helped me more academically than I thought it would. Career Pathways also helped me narrow down my dream job and how I would get there. I'm looking forward to entering the Recreation Therapy field. - Amber Beyer

Portrait of Hannah W.

While at Mohawk I tried to participate in as many co-curricular activities as possible including being a part of the Career Pathways advisory committee. I was also able to attend the volunteer fair to help build connections with future workplaces. I value the amount of support the college offered to me through Accessible Learning Services and the Learning Support Centre who helped with workshops and tutoring. If it weren't for the Career Pathways program educating me I don't know that I would have been prepared for the Educational Support program I am enrolled in today. - Hannah W. '19

Portrait of Austin G.

My professors were patient with me and my classmates and made sure to ease us slowly into the responsibilities of college life. For many of us, this was our first post-secondary educational experience. Most memorably, there was one assignment where we had to build a tower out of balloons and tape. It taught me and my classmates about communication and coordinating with each other. - Austin G. '17