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

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. Students should expect to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placements in our catchment area that includes Hamilton, Brantford, Halton, Niagara, Norfolk and surrounding regions.

Clinical experience is provided in 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

Option are available for mature applicants.

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.

To be eligible for field/clinical placement, you must not have been convicted of any offence for which you have not been pardoned. If your Police Check is 'not clear', your acceptance and suitability for placement is at the discretion of the agency. Mohawk College cannot guarantee placement changes if refused by the agency.

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.

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