Personal Support Worker

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Experience hands-on learning and field placement opportunities!

Overview

Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2021: College Drive – North Bay, West Parry Sound

Winter 2022: College Drive – North Bay, West Parry Sound


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.

Become a PSW - Watch the video now

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.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 Communication Fundamentals
PSW 185 Professional Issues
PSW 152 Client, Family & Community
PSW 235 Numeracy and Healthy Living
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
PSW 180 Biology for PSWs
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
Semester 2 - Winter
PSW 162 Lab I
PSW 205 Mental Health (6 weeks)
PSW 210 Lab II (Simulation Lab, 6 weeks)
PSW 230 Clinical
PSW 300 Consolidation

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
CMM 125 Communication Fundamentals
PSW 185 Professional Issues
PSW 152 Client, Family & Community
PSW 235 Numeracy and Healthy Living
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
PSW 180 Biology for PSWs
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
Semester 2 - Spring
PSW 162 Lab I
PSW 205 Mental Health (6 weeks)
PSW 210 Lab II (Simulation Lab, 6 weeks)
PSW 230 Clinical
PSW 300 Consolidation

West Parry Sound Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 Communication Fundamentals
PSW 185 Professional Issues
PSW 152 Client, Family & Community
PSW 235 Numeracy and Healthy Living
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
PSW 180 Biology for PSWs
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
Semester 2 - Winter
PSW 162 Lab I
PSW 205 Mental Health (6 weeks)
PSW 210 Lab II (Simulation Lab, 6 weeks)
PSW 230 Clinical
PSW 300 Consolidation

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Certificate

West Parry Sound Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24

2021-2022 1 year Ontario College Certificate

West Parry Sound Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52

Clinical Placement Documentation

Canadore College has partnered with Synergy Gateway to collect and verify documentation needed for your clinical placements. Click here to find out more information.


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


You will also need:

  • TB Testing (Campus Health Centre) - no charge
  • Scrubs (2 sets, burgundy/wine) - apx. $80.00
  • Calculator - apx. $20.00
  • Mask Fit Testing - apx. $25.00
  • CPIC - apx. $45.00
  • First Aid / CPR - apx. $80.00
  • Clearance Card (Campus Health Centre) - $35.00
  • Hep B Immunization - apx. $35.00 each booster (if required)
  • Varicella $85.00 for those born before 2000

Students will also require a Lab Kit (cost included in ancillary fees)


Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

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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