Algonquin Careers Academy - Mississauga

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Program Information

School:Algonquin Careers Academy - Mississauga
Degree:Certificate; Co-op
Field of Study:Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Description:The Personal Support Worker Diploma program is designed to provide our students with the necessary training and education to pursue a career in the traditional nursing assistant role in health care environments. Students learn practical support-related skills such as assisting with routine daily living activities, personal care, mobility, safety, medications, medical conditions, and household management and meal preparation along with the interpersonal skills to deal effectively with clients, families, and healthcare team members. Sensitivity to individuals and their rights is a central theme of the instruction for the Personal Support Worker. Students will acquire the necessary skills to respond to the emotional and physical needs of patients, residents and/or clients who are under their care.

Learning from the curriculum approved by the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), the students will be working toward passing the national uniform final exam administered by NACC at the end of their program. Passing this exam is a PSW program requirement. A clinical placement combined with practical classroom instruction ensures you graduate with confidence in yourself and in your practical skills.
URL:Personal Support Worker at Algonquin Careers Academy - Mississauga
Length:27 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,400
National: $8,400

Approximately $1200 per month

Careers:Visiting Homemakers

Admission Requirements


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

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent, or if 18 years of age or over, you may apply as a mature student and write an entrance exam English language proficiency is an essential skill required for all Personal Support Workers Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Immigration approval A clear criminal background check including a clear vulnerable sector check is required A medical report and up-to-date immunizations are required for placement Students must be in good physical and mental condition to handle the demands of being a PSW Assessment Interview to determine suitability for the PSW program Applicants to the Personal Support Worker program must have a positive attitude and genuinely like helping people

    * 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 July 21, 2019