In this program, you will develop the skills needed to provide personal care and companionship to seniors, persons with disabilities, or individuals who are convalescent.

Academic Credential

DIPLOMA

Program Duration

43 Weeks

Practicum Duration

7 Weeks

What You Could Earn

UP TO $45,385

Become a PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

As a skilled Personal Support Worker, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Our program prepares you for this rewarding career by providing a strong foundation through courses in safety and mobility, personal hygiene, household management, nutrition, restorative care, medication assistance, and mental health support. You will have the necessary skills to provide compassionate and effective care to patients in their homes or in hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, palliative care facilities, assisted living retirement homes, and other settings. 

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What to Expect

The Personal Support Worker program provides you with a unique set of personal and patient care skills essential for success in the healthcare field.  Industry-experienced instructors support you to become well-equipped to take on a variety of direct patient-care support roles within the healthcare sector.

Your courses include:

  • PSW Foundations
  • Safety and Mobility
  • Body Systems
  • Assisting with Personal Hygiene
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration
  • Care Planning, Restorative Care, and Working in the Community
  • Assisting the Family & Growth and Development
  • Assisting the Dying Person
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
  • Health Conditions 
  • Microsoft Office Computer Skills
  • Communications and Interpersonal Skills
  • Career Management
  • CPR & First Aid, WHMIS, & FOIP
  • Practicum – hands-on job experience with an employer

When you graduate, you will be job-ready with experience in your field. Your program includes a 7-week practical work experience in a hospital or outpatient setting like a long-term care facility or a hospice. 

Graduating students also receive a full range of professional Career Services covering resume & marketing materials preparation, interview skills and job search techniques. 

New Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work throughout the healthcare community, helping those in need at home or in hospitals, senior's residences, long-term care centres, and retirement homes. Your career options include: 

  • Personal Aide 
  • Family Caregiver 
  • Home Support Worker 
  • Health Care Assistant 
  • Live-In Caregiver 
  • Personal Care Aide 
  • Geriatric Health Aide 
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I am thoroughly impressed with Sundance College. I appreciate their focus on effective study habits and fostering excellence in students. They also provide valuable assistance with resumes and preparing for careers post-graduation. The instructors are incredibly supportive and encourage you to reach your full potential. I intend to pursue my studies at Sundance College and wholeheartedly recommend it to both mature students and those younger.

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