Health, Wellness and Social Services

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 Register
PSW185  Professional Issues Register
PSW152  Client, Family, Community & Pharmacology Register
PSY200   Lifespan Development Register
PSW180  Biology for PSWs Register
GENED   Gen Ed Elective  Register
PSW235  Numeracy and Healthy Living Register
PSW205  Mental Health, Cognitive Impairment, Common Diseases and Conditions Register
PSW162  Lab I Register
PSW210  Lab II (Simulation Lab, 6 weeks) Register
PSW230  Clinical Register
PSW300  Consolidation Register 

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.

Students may also purchase textbooks from a source of their choice, but the ISBN must match.

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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