Personal Support Worker (110)

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Program Description
  • Gain knowledge and practical skills to work as a team member with clients, families, nurses, physicians, and other support services
  • Gain hands-on experience through professional practice placements in Indigenous community health care agencies under the supervision of instructors and preceptors
  • 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’s Compensation Act, and the Long-Term Care Homes Amendment Act.


Term 1 

  • CLIN10088 – PSW Professional Practice 1
  • COMM10380 – Communication for Personal Support Workers
  • HSCI10188 – Foundations 1
  • HSCI10235 – Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • HSCI10262 – Lab 1 Personal Support Worker
  • INDS10049 – Indigenous Ways of Knowing - PSW

Term 2 

  • CLIN10089 – PSW Professional Practice 2
  • HSCI10192 – Mental Health
  • HSCI10193 – Palliative Care
  • HSCI10236 – PSW Lab 2
  • HSCI10248 – Community-Based Simulation
  • HSCI10249 – PSW Foundation 2
  • HSCI10250 – PSW Supportive Care Theory
Admission Requirements
  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including: 
    • Grade 12 English, C or U equivalent

If you register in the program without a clear Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS), and, as a result, are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to progress in the program. A clear PRCVS is required at a minimum annually, and more often if requested by the placement agencies.

Preclearance requirements:

  • Clear PRCVS, completed within the last 6 months and valid for full upcoming semester
  • Immunizations - Tdap, Varicella, Hep B, MMR
  • Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Flu Vaccine 
  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Standard First Aid & CPR-Level BLS/HCP
  • Mask Fit 
  • WSIB Consent Links 
  • Fire Safety
  • AODA
  • Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps - Bill 18
  • Student Consent and Waiver for Clinical Placements  

Tuition and Fees

  • $4,444.14 * Based on 2023-2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees
Career Paths
  • Personal Support Worker
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Accrediting Institution
Mohawk College
Program Length
1 Academic Year
Next Program Intake
April 2024 and September 2024
Brantford Campus
Credential Type
Ontario College Certificate


411 Elgin St.
Brantford, ON N3S 7P5

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