Program Description

Gain knowledge and practical skills to work as a team member with clients, families, nurses, physicians and other support services. You will gain hands-on experience through professional practice placements in health care agencies under the supervision of instructors and preceptors. You will also learn the legislation that is relevant to the role of a PSW including the Human Rights Code, Child and Family Services Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Worker’s Compensation Act, and the Long Term Care Homes Amendment Act.


Term 1 

  • PSW Professional Practice 1
  • Foundations 1
  • PSW Lab 1
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Computers in Personal Support Worker
  • Development Psychology

Options Group(1): Select 1

  • Communication D
  • Communication

Term 2 

  • PSW Professional Practice 2
  • Community Simulation
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Foundation 2
  • PSW Lab 2
  • Supportive Care Theory
Admission Requirements: 
  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:    
  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Grade 10 Mathematics, D (Academic) or P (Applied) level

Note: This program may require students to bring their own mobile computer devices (BYOD) to classes.

Career Paths: 
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Long Term Care Homes
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • OPSWA (Ontario Personal Support Workers Association)