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College Certificate in Personal Support Worker


¿Qué aprenderé?

The Personal Support Worker Ontario College Certificate program prepares you for immediate work in healthcare. This two-semester program provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to work as a care provider in a range of healthcare settings.

Develop the ability to engage with persons and families of various ages and health-related needs to promote healthy living. Learn how to assist clients with their daily personal care needs, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting. In your career, you help those who need assistance to remain as independent as possible.

Through theory, lab practice and clinical/community experiences, learn how to deliver person-centred care, encourage independence and improve the quality of life for your clients.

Participate in two different clinical experiences, where you focus on the various skills needed to succeed in the field. In these clinical placements, you demonstrate your knowledge and expertise and learn about applying different concepts to real-world environments. These clinical experiences provide you with the opportunity to continue working as a member of a healthcare team.

After graduating, you may find employment as a Personal Support Worker. In this role, you work under the supervision of Registered Nurses and/or Registered Practical Nurses in:

  • retirement homes
  • long-term care facilities
  • home care agencies, and
  • hospitals

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Health and Community Studies

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (29 semanas)

Costos de estudio
CAD$15.577,20 (US$ 11.367) por año
2022 Fall - SEMESTER 1: CAN $7,847.60; SEMESTER 2: CAN $7,729.60; Estimated Program Total: CAN $15,577.20
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2023


Pembroke Campus

1 College Way,


Ontario (ON),

K8A 0C8, Canada

a tiempo completo (1 )

Costos de estudio
SEM 1: CAN $8,011.08 (2022 Fall), CAN $7,787.60 (2023 Winter); SEM 2: CAN $7,729.60 (2022 Fall & 2023 Winter), Estimated Total: CAN $15,740.68 (2022 Fall), CAN $15,517.20 (2023 Winter)
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2023


Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes internacionales

College Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20; Speaking: 20; Writing: 20.

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.


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