Personal Support Worker - 110

Ontario College Certificate
One year or less
Develop a broad range of abilities to reflect the sensitivity and respect required to provide valuable service to clients.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Program is taught using a variety of methods including online, classroom lecture, clinical and lab experiences and field placement.
  • Complete your certificate with a focus in gerontology by working with adults at the new training facility at The Village of Wentworth Heights.

What you'll learn

  • Apply combined theoretical knowledge with practical skills to work as a team member with clients, families, nurses, physicians and other support services.
  • Hands-on experience through professional practice placements in health care agencies under the supervision of instructors and preceptors.
  • Provide service to a wide variety of clients.
  • Recognize legislation that is relevant to the role including the Human Rights Code, Child and Family Services Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Long Term Care Homes Amendment Act and the acts it amends.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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

Discover the Mohawk College Village of Wentworth Heights learning facility

Focus your studies in gerontology and learn in a dynamic facility modelled to mimic the assisted care suites at The Schelgel Village of Wentworth Heights. You will learn to apply the skills of a Personal Support Worker in-the-field and gain direct experience working with clients in the community.

Discover the Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster

The Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) is located in West Hamilton on the McMaster campus. The IAHS campus is where the majority (but not all) of our health programs are taught. Learn more about the IAHS:

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $101.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,322.51 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,480.92

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $101.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,893.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees $15,611.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

  • 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 is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

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

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Through the use of simulation, structured lab activities and supervised placements.
  • By applying combined theoretical knowledge with practical skills during clinical placements.

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.

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.

Students are responsible for their own travel and costs to clinical placements.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Personal Support Workers

Where you could work includes:

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

Opportunities for grads

  • OPSWA (Ontario Personal Support Workers Association)

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

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.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
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Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Blair Goodman

Canadian Domestic Students

Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster (IH)
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Miranda Ferrier

I had a phenomenal experience at Mohawk. While taking the 8-month intensive program, I always felt supported by my instructors. They encouraged us and pushed us, preparing us for our future jobs. To this day I continue to stay in touch with three of my instructors and value them as true mentors. Seeing the need for supports in my field, I started the Ontario Personal Support Workers Association with the help of two of my former instructors. Today, as the president of the association, I work to bring more regulations to the field of PSWs. Congratulations on choosing this satisfying, yet at times, difficult career. Not just anyone can be a PSW. Be proud of that. 

Miranda Ferrier 2006