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Personal Support Worker - Accelerated

Start Date Between:  Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 Program Code: PS121 Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Length: 24 weeks Delivery Mode (Summer 2021)  : Online / In-person Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

ThPersonal Support Worker - Accelerated program is made possible by the Ontario Government. Humber will offer the program for 180 domestic students in the spring and summer of 2021. Applications will be accepted in early March. 

This program is delivered online and in an accelerated format, meaning that the delivery of the curriculum will be intense in nature, and students will fulfil the program requirements more quickly by increasing the number of study hours per week (25 – 30 hours) There is also a lab component that students must attend at Humber North Campus. Students must also be available on a daily basis for both the in-person lab classes, and scheduled online classes as the timetable outlines.  

This program is designed in collaboration with industry, ensuring you are learning current and relevant material.  

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. 

Priority for admittance into this program will be given to Ontario residents. Applicants from outside Ontario must commit to completing their placements in Ontario. This program is not available to international applicants.  

Courses

Semester 1

Winter 2021 Delivery Proposed Summer 2021 Delivery
PSW 151: Applying Mobilities Techniques Not Running Online/In-Person
PSW 152: Providing Personal Care Not Running Online/In-Person
PSW 154: Human Development and Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan Not Running Online/In-Person
PSW 156: PSW Practice 1 Not Running Online/In-Person
PSW 159: Communication and Caregiving Not Running Online/In-Person
PSW 161: Assisting with Mental Health and Psychological Disorders Online Online/In-Person
PSW 162: Assisting with Common Health Conditions Online Online/In-Person
PSW 163: Palliative Care and Career Planning Online Online/In-Person
PSW 164: Household Management, Safety and Assisting with Medications Online/In-Person
WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills Online Online

Semester 2

Winter 2021 Delivery Proposed Summer 2021 Delivery
PSW 169: Personal Support Worker - Practice Online/In-Person

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Work Placement

As a student in this program, you will have a 12 week paid work placement in long-term care facility. Graduates will enter the workforce with full credentials after just six months.  

Your Career

This 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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
April 2021 North Closed
May 2021 North Closed
June 2021 North Closed
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
April 2021 North Not Available
May 2021 North Not Available
June 2021 North Not Available

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

All

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Vanessa Gorys, program support officer
416.675.6622 ext. 4496 
vanessa.gorys@humber.ca 

 

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: TBD
  • international: TBD

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Vanessa Gorys, program support officer
416.675.6622 ext. 4496 
vanessa.gorys@humber.ca 

 

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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