All locations include remote (virtual) delivery with in-person labs and field placement at multiple locations including: Arthur, Brantford, Cambridge, East York, Guelph, Ingersoll, Kitchener (Doon and Downtown), Mount Forest, Port Dover, Stratford, Waterloo (Luther Village and University Gates).
All admissions are being accepted through one location (Doon).
To effectively participate in remote learning, students in this program must have reliable Internet access and meet these device requirements.
This is an eText program. Learn about eTexts at Conestoga.
Program description - September 2021
As a member of an interprofessional health-care team, a Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides supportive person-centered care across the lifespan to individuals and families, at various levels of health and wellbeing, in a variety of care environments including: long-term, community and/or hospital care settings. Conestoga's PSW program prepares students to become preferred graduates for the profession; one that truly makes a difference in the lives of others.Students will progress from beginning engagement to an entry-to-practice prepared professional PSW; one who participates in the delivery of care as directed by the plan of care/service plan with activities of daily living, comprising personal care, home management and nutrition and family responsibilities. Throughout the program, students learn how to promote a comfortable and safe environment for all clients including those experiencing responsive behaviours, risk for injury and/or clients requiring end-of-life care. Provincially recognized certificates related to these areas of learning will be received.Experiential learning, which is central to Conestoga's program, is integrated throughout to support student application of knowledge, skills and judgment. Students have the opportunity to study at multiple locations including the Living Classroom. The Living Classroom is an innovative curriculum delivery model, combining classroom and real-life experiences for students to build increased knowledge and confidence working with older clients and care teams obtained by immediate integration of learning in long-term care and retirement living environments.For more information about the PSW program, please contact PSWinfo@conestogac.on.ca.
Thanks to the generous support of The Cowan Foundation, PSW students are eligible to receive:
- Entrance award of $500
- Free uniform
- Free First Aid and CPR certification
Tuition & fees
Tuition and fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time. For terms starting after May 2021, details will not be available until spring 2021.
Canadian fee details
Returning student tuition & fees
Delivery sequence - September 2021 - Kitchener – Doon