Personal Support Worker

Personal Support Worker

Program Type

  • Certificate

Duration

  • 35 WEEKS

Program Description

This program is designed for participants interested in a career in the healthcare field. Our students find that theory classes combined with the practical application of the programs help them to master the skills at a faster pace. The programs are highly educative, incorporating the latest skills and knowledge to ensure that students excel professionally. The school is known for its multicultural environment. Successful graduates have a lot of job opportunities to choose from.

Career Opportunities

Homecare Helper, Nursing Assistant, Healthcare Aid, and Home Support Helper At the end of the program, participants will have the skills and abilities to pursue entry-level positions in such areas as: Long term Care Facility, Extended Care Facilities, Retirement homes, Home Daycare, and Private Contracts.

Course Content Includes:

  • Theory and In Class Practical
  • PSW Modules
  • PSW Foundation
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
  • Care Planning
  • Assisting the Family, Growth & Development
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Assisting with Medication
  • Cognitive Impairment and Brain Injuries
  • Clinical Placement (Practicum)

CLI Program Delivery Information

Method

  • Classroom (Instructor Led)
  • Lab/ Workshop/ Field Work
  • Job Shadowing Placement

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission for the PSW

  • Students must meet ALL of the following criteria
    • Have an Ontario secondary School Diploma or equivalent
    • Provide completed current immunization report
    • Provide Criminal Record Check
    • Must pass Standard Entrance Examination.

Mature Admission

  • Students must meet ALL of the following criteria
    • Provide completed current immunization report
    • Provide Criminal Record Check
    • Be at least 18 years of age and pass a Superintendent approved qualifying test
    • Must pass Standard Entrance Examination.

Course Features

  • Lectures
  • Quizzes
  • Placement
  • Language English

Campus Offered

  • Location Calgary