Personal Support Worker Ontario College Certificate

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  • Objectives
    The Personal Support Worker program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide others the care and assistance they need to live active, fulfilling lives in the community and institutions. It focuses on the full range of home- and health-related services required by the elderly, the disabled, those with chronic illnesses, the cognitively impaired, and those recovering from acute illnesses. Throughout the program, your training will give you the flexibility to adapt to changing settings, whether in the home, schools, community residential facilities, nursing homes or chronic care facilities.
  • Academic Title
    Personal Support Worker Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Semester 1 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    PSHS-101 *     Foundations of Personal Support         
    PSHS-102 *     Personal Support Communication         
    PSHS-103 *     Developmental Stages & Alterations in Health         
    PSHS-104 *     Alterations in Mental Health         
    PSHS-105 *     PSW Skills Laboratory 1         
    PSHS-106 **     PSW Community Practice         
    COMM-160/161     College Communication 1 / (ESL)         
    Semester 2 Courses
    Course Code     Course Name     Lecture     Lab

    PSHS-121 *     Body Structure, Function & Common Conditions         
    PSHS-122 *     Supporting Clients in Palliative Care         
    PSHS-123 *     Personal and Professional Growth         
    PSHS-124 *     PSW Skills Laboratory 2         
    PSHS-125 **     PSW Clinical Practice         
    ELECT *     Elective         


    * Students must be in good overall academic standing to proceed to practicum.

    1. Minimum C or P grade (60 percent) required in all courses.

    2. Full-time program is two semesters (702 hours).

    3. You must complete CPR, standard first aid, police check, mask-fitting and medical forms 2 weeks prior to the PSW Community Practice PSHS-106.

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