Personal Support worker meeting with a client

Ontario College Certificate

Personal Support Worker

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

Students who begin this 1-year Personal Support Worker program in Fall 2022 are eligible to receive a $2,000 tuition award.

PSW students who began their studies in Winter 2022 are also eligible for this tuition award and will receive a clinical placement stipend upon the successful completion of their placement.

For the Fall 2022 semester, this program will be delivered in person.

Prepare for a caring career helping others.

Program Overview

What you'll gain

In just one year, you can develop the skills you need to begin a satisfying career helping in a long-term care facility, supportive housing, home care, adult daycare and palliative care. All of our graduates have found employment in the field, and employers are consistently satisfied with the personal support workers they hire from Sheridan.

Things you'll learn to do

  • Assist clients of all ages with daily living activities
  • Provide personal care with dignity and respect
  • Work in long-term care, home care, senior day programs, supportive housing and other settings
  • Engage clients in social activities and alleviate effects of isolation
  • Work safely, including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control protocols

Hands-on experience

Your training will include 350 hours in two practicum settings: a long-term care facility and a community setting of your choice. Sheridan will arrange your placements for you, and a faculty member will supervise your long-term care placement. Many students receive job offers from their placement employers.

Experienced and passionate professors

All professors teaching in the Personal Support Worker program hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing. They’re also heavily engaged in the personal care field and bring their experience and passion for personal support work to the classroom. You'll learn from them in our dedicated and well-equipped lab space at Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga.

Field placement requirements

Before you begin your field placement, there are some certifications and documents that you'll need to obtain, at your own expense. We'll provide you with more information about these requirements once you're admitted into the program.

  • Clear Criminal Record Check for the vulnerable sector
  • Medical clearance from the Sheridan Health Centre
  • CPR level ‘C’ or HCP and First Aid certificate
  • Mask Fit testing
  • Ministry of Labour training certificate
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Effective April 25, 2022, Sheridan College will no longer require proof of COVID vaccination to attend campus.

However, in the PSW program, our students participate in clinical placements in Long-Term Care homes and the community. At this time, the Long-Term Care Home COVID-19 Immunization Policy requires that individuals, including students, must have met the immunization requirements. These requirements include one of the following:

  • the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines,
  • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
  • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada,

and a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada if eligible for a third dose.

We strongly recommend that PSW students get their vaccinations as outlined above before the semester starts. A student without the proper vaccines will not be able to complete their required placement in long-term care and this may impact ability to graduate from the program.

For up-to-date information regarding Sheridan’s response to COVID-19 and for links to public health information, please see Sheridan’s COVID-19 webpage.

PPSWK

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills 3
    HEAL 18263 Introduction to Personal Support 4
    HEAL 13199 Fundamentals of Care 3
    BIOL 19207 Structure and Function of the Human Body 3
    HEAL 13431 Mental Health Issues and Cognitive Impairment 3
    HEAL 13672 Lab 1 4

    General Education Elective 3
    Total: 23
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    HEAL 14857 Palliative Care for the Allied Health Worker 2
    HEAL 14579 Supporting Families 2
    FLPL 19402 PSW Long-term Care Practicum 6
    FLPL 12758 PSW Community Placement 12
    HEAL 13551 Caring for Clients with Ongoing Conditions 3
    Total: 25

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

Preparation for Application

It takes a special kind of person to succeed as a personal support worker. We strongly recommend that applicants research the demands of this career and consider undertaking related volunteer experiences or working part-time with older adults prior to the selection process.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Career Opportunities

When you graduate from Sheridan’s Personal Support Worker program, you can expect to quickly find a position helping the elderly or medically challenged youth.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Home care
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Supportive housing for seniors or young adults

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Degree Completion

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Work within the personal support worker role in community, retirement homes, long-term care homes and/or hospital care settings in accordance with all applicable legislation and employer's job description, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Act responsibly and be accountable for own actions while recognizing the boundaries of knowledge and skills within the personal support worker role that require collaboration with the clients, families, supervisors and/or other members of the interprofessional care/service team.
  • Participate as a member of the interprofessional care/service team and maintain collaborative working relationships in the provision of supportive care in community, retirement homes, long-term care homes and/or hospital care settings.
  • Provide client-centred and client-directed care that is based on ethical principles, sensitive to diverse client and family values, beliefs and needs, and which follows the direction of the plan of care/service plan.
  • Establish and maintain helping relationships with clients and their families reflecting open communication, professional boundaries, employer's policies and adhering to confidentiality and privacy legislation.
  • Identify relevant client information using basic assessment and communication skills and report and document findings in accordance with the requirements of employer policies and procedures and all applicable legislation.
  • Promote and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for clients, their families, self and others including the implementation of infection prevention and control measures and emergency first aid procedures that are in keeping with the plan of care/service plan, employer policies and procedures, and all applicable legislation.
  • Assist clients across the lifespan with routine activities of daily living by applying basic knowledge of growth and development, common alterations in functioning, disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance, rehabilitation and restorative care.
  • Assist with household management tasks and instrumental activities of daily living in accordance with the plan of care/service plan and considering the preferences, comfort and safety of clients, families and significant others.
  • Assist clients who are caring for dependent individuals considering client and family choices, professional boundaries and the direction of the plan of care/service plan.
  • Identify and report situations of neglect, and potential, alleged or witnessed/actual incidents of abuse, and respond in accordance with all applicable legislation and employer's policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the provision of culturally relevant palliative and end-of-life care to clients experiencing life threatening illness and to their families and significant others, from diagnosis through death and bereavement, and in accordance with clients' choices and the plan of care/service plan.
  • Use identified approaches and best practices to support positive and safe behaviour in clients experiencing cognitive impairment, mental health challenges and/or responsive behaviours.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,507.64

Notes: In addition to tuition, you should expect to spend approximately $380 on uniforms, shoes and textbooks.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$19,005.64

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Certificate

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Ontario College Certificate

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Ontario College Certificate

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Ontario College Certificate

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

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7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

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Ontario College Certificate

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1 yr (2 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Ontario College Certificate

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program availability

Ontario College Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PPSWK

Ontario College Certificate
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2023 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Sep 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Sep 2023 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Jan 2024 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

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