School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Personal Support Worker

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Personal support workers are valuable members of the health care team, providing services to clients with physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Overview

This one-year certificate program trains students to offer personal care and home management services to clients in community or institutional settings. Students learn hands-on in the classroom, on community placements and in the new million dollar home environment simulation lab equipped with high-end audio/visual equipment and interactive mannequins. PSWs are highly sought-after as health care providers, working under a regulated health professional or in a supported independent living environment.

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

Your Future Career

  • Long term care facilities
  • Community/Home care
  • Hospitals

What You Learn

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

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

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 Communication Fundamentals
PSW 185 Professional Issues
PSW 155 Client, Family and Community
PSW 160 Lab I
PSW 190 Lifespan Development
MTH 128 Pre-Health Math
PSW 180 Biology for PSWs
Semester 2 - Winter
PSW 205 Mental Health
PSW 210 Lab II (Simulation Lab)
PSW 230 Clinical
PSW 135 Healthy Living
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
PSW 300 Consolidation

West Parry Sound Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 Communication Fundamentals
PSW 185 Professional Issues
PSW 155 Client, Family and Community
PSW 160 Lab I
PSW 190 Lifespan Development
MTH 128 Pre-Health Math
PSW 180 Biology for PSWs
Semester 2 - Winter
PSW 205 Mental Health, Cog Imp Pharm
PSW 210 Lab II (Simulation Lab)
PSW 230 Clinical
PSW 135 Healthy Living
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
PSW 300 Consolidation
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Online Campus Shop

You will also need:

  • TB Testing (Campus Health Centre) - apx. $75.00
  • Scrubs (2 sets, burgundy/wine) - apx. $70.00
  • Medical Calculator - apx. $20.00
  • Mask Fit Testing - apx. $25.00
  • CPIC - apx. $25.00
  • First Aid / CPR - apx. $80.00
  • Clearance Card (Campus Health Centre) - apx. $20.00
  • Hep B Shot - apx. $75.00
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.

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Please contact the Admissions Office if you have additional questions about the internal application process:

Admissions Office
705.474.7600 ext 5123
Admissions@canadorecollege.ca