Personal Support Worker

Overview

This program trains students to offer personal care and home management services to clients in community or institutional settings. Personal support workers provide services to clients with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. Learn hands-on in the classroom, on community placements and in the home environment simulation lab equipped with high-end fidelity audio/visual equipment and interactive mannequins. PSWs are highly sought after as health care providers, working collaboratively as part of the health care team or in a supported independent living environment.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

CMM125  Communication Fundamentals

PSW185  Professional Issues

PSW152  Client, Family, Community & Pharmacology

PSY200   Lifespan Development

PSW180  Biology for PSWs

PSW235  Numeracy and Healthy Living

PSW205  Mental Health, Cognitive Impairment, Common Diseases and Conditions

GENED   Gen Ed Elective

PSW162  Lab I

PSW210  Lab II (Simulation Lab, 6 weeks)

PSW230  Clinical

PSW300  Consolidation

Contact the Continuing Education office to learn about future offerings: ce@canadorecollege.ca

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.

Please note that the learning outcomes for courses and programs in the Continuing Education department vary based on the course provider. Please contact the Continuing Education department with any questions: ce@canadorecollege.ca