School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Personal Support Worker

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Experience hands-on learning and field placement opportunities!

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.

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Note: This program is offered in North Bay and Parry Sound.

Your Future Career

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community/home care
  • Hospitals
  • Hospice 

What You Learn

  • Nutritional menu planning
  • Clinical and community care (hospital and long-term)
  • Simulation and lab work
  • Diseases and pharmacology
  • Patient client home care

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

CMM125 Communication Fundamentals
PSW185 Professional Issues
PSW152 Client, Family & Community
PSW162 Lab I
PSY200 Lifespan Development
PSW180 Biology for PSWs

Semester 2

PSW205 Mental Health (6 wks)
PSW210 Lab II (Simulation Lab, 6 wks)
PSW230 Clinical
PSW2XX Numeracy and Healthy Living
CLT100 Canada's First Peoples
PSW300 Consolidation

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 $30 - $3936.96

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 $30 - $14226.69

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

West Parry Sound Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $791.00 - 931.00 $30 - $3681.24

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

West Parry Sound Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1441.00 - 1518.00 $30 - $13970.97
Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete

Explore these opportunities and more through Canadore’s Transfer and Pathway

For more information, please contact the Pathways Officer:

Micheline McWhirter – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca