School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-Secondary Program Personal Support Worker - Programa de Personal Sanitario de Apoyo

School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto


The Personal Support Worker program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and assistance that will allow individuals to lead active and fulfilled lives in the community and institutions.

It will focus on the full range of home and health related services required by the elderly, clients with disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairment and those recovering from acute illnesses. Your training will give you the flexibility to adapt to a variety of settings, such as in the home, schools, community residential facilities, nursing homes or chronic care facilities.

This School of Community and Health Studies program will see you learn through a hand-on approach, facilitated by an experienced faculty. Additionally, your clinical experience in clinical and community settings will provide you with opportunities to offer direct care to patients. You may, for example, gain experience working and assisting the aging population stay as independent as possible as they age.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)


Semester 1
College Communications 1
Foundations of Personal Support
Personal Support Communication
Developmental Stages & Alterations in Health
Foundations of Mental Health
PSW Skills Laboratory

Semester 2
General Education Elective
Supporting Clients in Palliative Care
Personal and Professional Growth
PSW Clinical Practice
PSW Clinical Practice
PSW Community Practice

Salidas profesionales

Career Outlook
Personal Support Worker
Home Support Worker
Geriatric Support Worker
Home Health Care Worker
Areas of Employment
Long-term care facilities
Residential facilities
Nursing homes
Community support agencies
Private duty and homecare
School systems (with behaviourally and developmentally challenged children)

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