Personal Support Worker

Online Program

Certificate Credentials

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Canadian Imperial College offers a Personal Support Worker Certificate. This is a six-month foundation program aimed at providing a clear pathway that involves caring for others in the healthcare setting.

The Personal Worker Program prepares students to meet the needs of a patients with an injury, illness or disability. Students will learn about the physical, emotional and psychological impacts of the injury, illness, developmental delay or disability. The program is designed to provide optimum care, to provide information on various resources, and to build confidence and self reliance.

 

School Health
Credits 30
Course Length 6 month
Hours 20 hrs/week x 24 weeks
Credential Certificate
Delivery Options Online
Instruction Options Online
Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring
Practicum No
Tuition (See breakdown below)
Home Student CAD 6,000.00 / session
International Student CAD 8,500.00 / session

 

Regular Applicants

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Alberta Grade 12 English Language and Mathematics or
  • Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test that consists of five tests with a minimum score of 450 in each test;
  • An equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course;
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements
  • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Mature Applicants

  • Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of the full-time senior secondary study for at least one year.
  • Senior secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants.
  • Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee will be charged.
  • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

    Graduates of this program will be able to work within the personal support role in the client’s home, the community, long-term care homes, retirement homes, community health settings, and acute-care under the support of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN).

    In Canada, The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are 5-year pilot programs that let qualified caregivers and their family members come to Canada with the goal of becoming permanent residents. You need to be offered a job in Canada as a caregiver or have experience working in Canada as a caregiver, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through one of these pilots. The application process will be different depending on your situation and how much qualifying work experience you have

     

    Title

    Hours Per Week

    Credits

    Introduction to Health Care

    4

    3

    Medical terminology/ Anatomy/Physiology/ Pathology

    4

    3

    The Human Body 1

    4

    3

    The Brain and the Mind

    4

    3

    Lab Skills for the Personal Support Worker

    4

    3

    Advance Theory for Professional Support Workers

    4

    3

    End of Life Care

    4

    3

    The Human Body 2

    4

    3

    Introduction to Psychology

    4

    3

    Advance Lab Skills for the Personal Support Worker

    4

    3