Graduate Certificate On Campus

Personal Support Worker

St. Clair College

8 months
15410 CAD/full
4052 CAD/full
Tuition fee
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The Personal Support Worker program from St. Clair College prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, safe and supportive care to individuals across their lifespan including clients experiencing cognitive impairment, physical disability, age and mental health challenges. 


Students on this Personal Support Worker program from St. Clair College will develop assessment and communications skills in order to identify and document pertinent information about their client’s health status. Students will learn to provide client-centered and client-directed care based on ethical principles, sensitive to diverse client and family values, beliefs and needs, and follow the direction of the care plan.

Program Highlights

  • Work placement.
  • Practical hands-on training in well-equipped simulation labs.

Career Opportunities

There are excellent employment opportunities in nursing homes, with homecare agencies, in rest homes, retirement homes, community living and other government agencies.

Some opportunities also exist in the non-profit sector including the Alzheimer Society. There is also the potential for employment in retail homecare services.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professionalism & Crosscultural Communication
  • Anatomy & Physiology for the Personal Support Worker
  • Pathophysiology for the Personal Support Worker
  • Skills Management & Safety Promotion
  • Mental Health & Dementia, Studies
  • Family Studies & Community Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15410 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15410 CAD for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    4052 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4052 CAD for the full programme during 8 months.


Living costs for Windsor

1027 - 1640 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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