Georgian College

Personal Support Worker

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Program Information

School:Georgian College
Faculty:Community Studies
Field of Study:Health Aide
Description:This two-semester program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to provide support services to people living at home and in long term care facilities and to function as integral members of the health care team. Upon graduation from this program, the graduate will have demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the health care team. They will also have demonstrated their ability to provide safe and competent care for individual clients who are experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges.

Personal Support Workers are unregulated health care providers who work under the supervision of a regulated health care professional or in the supported independent living environment under the direction of the client. They provide clearly identified personal care and they facilitate routine activities of daily living in order to assist their clients in being as healthy and as independent as possible.
URL:Personal Support Worker at Georgian College
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD - 30 credits) or equivalent. Also recommended: Grade 11 College Biology (SBI3C) Clinical Placement is required. Applicants must also have a completed college immunization record and a current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR: Basic Rescuer - Level C.

* 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 August 08, 2010

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