St. Lawrence College

Personal Support Worker

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston campuses
Field of Study:Health Aide
Description:This Ontario College Certificate program prepares students using an integrated classroom model located onsite at Providence Manor, a long-term care home in Kingston, Ontario. This unique learning environment will help students to be well-prepared for a career as a Personal Support Worker and to provide safe and caring support services to clients. Responsibilities of the Personal Support Worker may include assisting with home management, facilitating social and recreational activities, and promoting health and well‐being with clients from all ages of the lifespan.

The program has been developed to meet the standards published by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. These standards reflect the increased pre‐employment education and training required by Personal Support Worker graduates entering the increasingly diverse health and social care environment.

Personal Support Workers are unregulated health care providers. They work as a member of the care and support team under the supervision of a regulated health professional or supervisor, or in the supported independent living environment, under the direction of the client.
URL:Personal Support Worker at St. Lawrence College
Length:24 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $14,600

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level. For OSSD equivalency options, see our Admission Requirements.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 55] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
Additional Admission Requirements:

    Standard First Aid with CPR BLS

    Students are not permitted to attend clinical practice if immunization, CPR, First Aid, and security clearance requirements are outstanding.

    Clinical placement agencies require evidence of a clear police check as a condition for entry into clinical placement.

    * 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 November 24, 2020