Personal Support Worker - 110

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Offer care, respect and sensitivity to the elderly or chronically ill following our comprehensive support program

Important notice: the Brantford General Hospital Campus location is waitlisted for September 2016. 

Students in the Personal Support Worker program, will develop a broad range of abilities to reflect the sensitivity and respect required to provide service to clients. They will apply combined theoretical knowledge with practical skills during field placements.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

Program Highlights

  • Apply combined theoretical knowledge with practical skills
  • Experience clinical placements in health care agencies
  • Develop a broad range of abilities to reflect the sensitivity and respect required to provide service to clients

Clinical Placements

Clinical placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placements. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to clinical placements.

Clinical Experience

Clinical experience is provided in the health care agencies throughout Ontario. Students are responsible for their own travel and costs to clinical placements.

Minimum requirements for admission to the Personal Support Worker Certificate program

  • 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.

Pre-Clinical Requirements

All accepted applicants are required to complete certain requirements prior to clinical placement and are responsible for the associated costs. Details about pre-placement requirements will be emailed to you once you accept your offer of admission.

Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter or continue in a clinical placement while in the program.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Career Opportunities

The Personal Support Worker Certificate program can lead to exciting career opportunities

Personal Support Worker careers may involve the following

Industries of Employment

  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Agencies and Long Term Care Homes
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Occupational Categories

  • Personal Support Worker

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.


Estimated first year tuition and fees

Full Cost Breakdown