Durham College

Personal Support Worker

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:School of Health & Community Services
Field of Study:Health Aide
Description:Graduates of this one-year certificate program learn the skills required to provide assistance for daily living activities such as personal care and hygiene, household and family management, nutrition, assisting with medications and palliative and restorative activities. As part of their training, students have the opportunity to practice what they have learned through supervised placements in both institutional and community settings.

Personal Support Workers are valued members of the health care team and are employed by agencies providing services to clients in their homes, and by institutions such as nursing homes, retirement residences and long-term care facilities, schools, group homes, and hospitals.

Students graduate with an Ontario College Certificate.
URL:Personal Support Worker at Durham College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $11,442

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

In addition to the prerequisite course, applicants must have an OSSD, GED, ACE (BTSD), or Mature Student Status (MSS). Senior-level biology is strongly recommended.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 28, 2009