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.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/study-permits/direct-stream.html#toc02

Academic Upgrading

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start

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.

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