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Cert. of Personal Support Worker

Humber College’s Personal Support Worker certificate program gives you the skills you need for a career in this in-demand health-care field. Begin a rewarding career helping people in need such as the elderly, the chronically ill and people with physical disabilities.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

The Humber College’s Personal Support Worker certificate program is designed in collaboration with industry, ensuring you are learning current and relevant material. In this program, you will learn:

  • The developmental stages across the lifespan, and the communication and interpersonal skills needed for effective client relationships
  • The essentials of providing personal care, applying mobility techniques (lifting and transferring clients), and household management and safety
  • Key issues of mental health disorders
  • Skills in dealing with common medical conditions including facilitating rehabilitation exercises and assisting with medications

Through assisting individuals at a long-term care facility and in other settings, you will learn to recognize the physical and emotional changes of aging and illness, and become familiar with the restorative techniques used to maximize independence.

Courses include:

  • Applying Mobilities Techniques
  • Providing Personal Care
  • Human Development and Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan
  • PSW Practice
  • Communication and Caregiving
  • Introduction to College Writing Skills

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Provide compassionate care to those in need with a career as a personal support worker.

With an aging population and sustaining government focus on home and long-term care, the need for personal support workers continues. With your knowledge of common diseases and disabilities, you will be well-equipped to assist with providing safe and effective support. Your personal care and household maintenance abilities will allow you to aid clients with a variety of tasks related to daily living.

You will be qualified to provide services to clients and their families in a variety of health-care settings such as long-term care facilities, palliative care centres, hospitals and clients’ homes.

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