Program Description

Gain knowledge and practical skills to work as a team member with clients, families, nurses, physicians and other support services. You will gain hands-on experience through professional practice placements in health care agencies under the supervision of instructors and preceptors. You will also learn the legislation that is relevant to the role of a PSW including the Human Rights Code, Child and Family Services Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Worker’ Compensation Act, and the Long Term Care Homes Amendment Act.


Term 1 

  • PSW Professional Practice 1
  • Foundations 1
  • PSW Lab 1
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Computers in Personal Support Worker
  • Development Psychology

Options Group(1): Select 1

  • Communication D
  • Communication

Term 2 

  • PSW Professional Practice 2
  • Community Simulation
  • Mental Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Foundation 2
  • PSW Lab 2
  • Supportive Care Theory
Admission Requirements: 
  • 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.

Career Paths: 
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Long Term Care Homes
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • OPSWA (Ontario Personal Support Workers Association)

*If you are a Six Nations band member, the deadline for funding from GRPSEO is May 1st. Please make sure your application to the program and to the funding agency are both complete by the May 1st deadline.