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 behavioral 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 under a regulated health professional 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 care (hospital and long term) and community
  • 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 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

Academic Upgrading

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 Communication Fundamentals
PSW 185 Professional Issues
PSW 152 Client, Family and Community
PSW 162 Lab I
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
MTH 128 Pre Health Math
PSW 180 Biology for Personal Support Workers
Semester 2 - Winter
PSW 205 Mental Health - Cog, Imp Pharm
PSW 210 Lab II (Sim Lab, 6 wks)
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 152 Client, Family and Community
PSW 162 Lab I
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
MTH 128 Pre Health Math
PSW 180 Biology for Personal Support Workers
Semester 2 - Winter
PSW 205 Mental Health - Cog, Imp Pharm
PSW 210 Lab II (Sim Lab, 6 wks)
PSW 230 Clinical
PSW 135 Healthy Living
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
PSW 300 Consolidation

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12061.14 $1742 - - $13803.14

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Certificate

West Parry Sound Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $909 - - $3931.5
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