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Ontario College Certificate

Personal Support Worker

Duration

1 year (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

Prepare for a caring career helping others.

Program Overview

Become a personal support worker

Begin a rewarding career in the high-demand field of health care, helping those who need it the most. In just two semesters, you'll be ready to start caring for people who need assistance due to illness, aging or disability in many different health-care settings. In Sheridan's PSW program, you'll learn to provide person-centred, emotion-based care to clients across the lifespan.

Develop the skills you need to provide valuable care and support

Learn how to assist clients of all ages with activities of daily living, including:

  • assisting with mobility (e.g., lifting and transferring)
  • providing personal care with dignity and respect
  • engaging clients in social activities and alleviating the effects of isolation
  • providing therapeutic communication and building therapeutic relationships
  • caring for people with common acute and chronic illnesses

Get hands-on experience through labs, simulations and clinical placements

The best way to learn is by doing — that's why Sheridan's PSW program supports learning through a clinical skills lab, simulations and clinical placements. The program includes 350 hours of hands-on clinical practice in two practicum settings: a long-term care facility and a community setting. Sheridan will arrange your placements, and a faculty member will supervise them. Many students receive job offers from their placement employers.

Experienced and passionate professors

All professors teaching in Sheridan's Personal Support Worker program are experienced nurses with bachelor's or master's degrees. 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 and classrooms at Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga.

An emotion-based care philosophy

Sheridan's PSW program has been developed with an emotion-based care philosophy in accordance with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Personal Support Worker Standard and in collaboration with our industry partners to ensure a current, accurate and quality curriculum.

Clinical placement requirements

Before you begin your clinical 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 no longer requires proof of COVID vaccination to attend campus.

However, students in the PSW program 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 meet certain immunization requirements.

The requirements for our placement partners include one of the following:

  • the primary series of 2 doses, plus a booster/third dose 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.

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

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 year (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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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 13675 PSWs in Health Care 4
    HEAL 13199 Fundamentals of Care 3
    HEAL 17497 Foundations of Relational Practice 3
    HEAL 19486 Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment 3
    HEAL 14065 Client Care Skills Lab 3
    General Education Elective 3

    Total credits: 22

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    HEAL 17676 Palliative Care 2
    HEAL 13236 Supporting Clients with Acute and Chronic Illnesses 3
    FLPL 14746 Clinical Placement: Long-term Care 1
    HEAL 18087 Supporting Children with Special Needs and their Families 2
    FLPL 12040 Clinical Placement: Community 1

    Total credits: 9

Courses subject to change.

Current students should refer to their ⁠Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 year (2 semesters)

Location

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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.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field placement agencies require a police record check for vulnerable sector persons and a current record of immunization. Students will be required to provide this documentation directly to their field placement prior to the start of the placement and at their own expense. Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities.

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.

To be part of the Personal Support Worker program, you need to be proficient in spoken and written English, willing to work with seniors, able to push and pull, and able to lift and carry up to 25 kg. You must also be able to spend 20–25 hours per week on assignments outside of class.

English Language Proficiency

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

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Ontario College Certificate

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Location

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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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Ontario College Certificate

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Co-op

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Ontario College Certificate

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Degree Completion

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Advanced Entry Challenge Exams

Get credit for what you know

Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.

If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.

How do Challenge Exams work?

AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).

Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?

No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.

What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?

Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:

  • Programming – Introductory
  • Programming – .NET
  • Programming – Advanced Java
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Design
  • Mobile App Development – Android
  • Mobile App Development – iOS
  • Game Development – UNITY
  • Wireless

You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.

Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.

How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?

Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements

You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.

Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment

Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).

Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program

Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)

Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.

Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.

Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees

If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.

We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!

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Ontario College Certificate

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Internship

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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 2024–2025 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic semesters of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent semesters are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,756.50

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

$19,560.50

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 (Year 1, Semester 1) in Spring 2024, Fall 2024 or Winter 2025 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

*ESL and programs with tuition reduction are excluded

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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Work within the personal support worker role in various care settings in accordance with all applicable legislation, standards, employer job descriptions, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Practice professionally and be accountable for one's own actions by applying problem-solving, self-awareness, time management and critical thinking to the provision of care as a personal support worker, whether working independently or as a member of a team.
  • Practice as an engaged member of the interprofessional team to maintain collaborative working relationships for the provision of supportive, safe and responsive client-centred care within care settings.
  • Provide person-centred care, based on ethical principles, sensitive to diverse personal and family values, beliefs, cultural practices and other needs, which follows the plan of care.
  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and their families using effective communication skills to build a trusting and respectful partnership in accordance with professional boundaries, employer policies, confidentiality and privacy legislation.
  • Identify information related to the client’s health using observation, critical thinking and communication skills to record, report and document all relevant findings, within the roles and responsibilities of the personal support worker.
  • Create, promote and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for clients, their families, self and others by including the implementation of current infection prevention and control measures, preparedness and best practices in pandemic planning, emergency and first aid procedures that are in alignment with the plan of care, employer policies, procedures and all applicable legislation.
  • Assist clients across the lifespan with activities of daily living by applying fundamental knowledge of growth and development, psychological concepts, common alterations in functioning, health promotion, disease prevention, rehabilitation, and restorative care, and holistic health care.
  • Assist the client with medication following the client's plan of care, and if a delegated act, under the supervision of a regulated health professional or done by an exception under the most accountable person and in accordance with all applicable legislation and employer policies.
  • Assist with household management services and instrumental activities of daily living in accordance with the plan of care and considering the preferences, comfort, safety and autonomy of clients, families and significant others.
  • Assist and support clients who are caregivers for dependent individuals, considering individual and family choices, professional boundaries and the direction of the plan of care.
  • Identify, respond to and report potential, alleged, suspected or witnessed situations of abuse, and/or neglect, as required within the personal support workers’ roles and responsibilities, and as required by all applicable legislation, including the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.
  • Assist with the provision of holistic health care and advocacy for culturally and spiritually sensitive palliative and end-of-life care to clients and to their families and significant others from diagnosis through to death and bereavement, and in accordance with clients’ choices and the plan of care.
  • Provide client-centred care to individuals experiencing mental health challenges and illness(es), cognitive and intellectual impairments, and/or responsive behaviours by using supportive approaches and evidence-based practices to promote positive and safe behaviours in clients.

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Earn your Masters degree

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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology

If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Get your Osteopathy degree in less time

If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.

This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.

How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.

Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)

  • OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
  • OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
  • OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)

Course exceptions

After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.

You will additionally take:

  • Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
  • Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
  • Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)

You will not need to take:*

  • SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
  • OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
  • FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
  • SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
  • RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
  • 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)

*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:

  • OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)

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Program Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality educational environment, including simulated laboratory spaces, real-life clinical settings and a team of experienced and knowledgeable faculty who are dedicated to training PSWs who can successfully maintain high-quality standards of care for their clients.

Program Vision

Our vision is to train PSWs that become advocates for client-centred care.

Critical Performance Statement

By the end of the program, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to practice professionally while providing compassionate, holistic and client-centred support for activities of daily living as a member of an interprofessional health team. Graduates will maintain and promote therapeutic relationships that meet the needs and expectations of their individual clients and families according to the plan of care.

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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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Field Placements

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Writer-in-Residence program

Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.

In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.

How our Writer-in-Residence supports Sheridan students

Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:

  • shares their expertise and experience as a creative professional and working writer;
  • performs public readings from their recently published work and/or current work-in-progress;
  • organizes public lectures and/or workshops; and
  • works with faculty to augment existing curriculum in the area of creative writing, publishing and/or creativity.

2023–24 Writer-in-Residence

Kate Cayley, Sheridan's Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.

Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.

Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.

"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"

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From ideas to impact: a masterclass in applied creativity and innovation

Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?

Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:

  • Creative Strategies for an EDI-driven World
  • The Science of Creativity and Innovation
  • Intra- and Entrepreneurial Thinking, and
  • Creative Team Leadership

These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*

Register your team for a FREE online one-hour masterclass!


*Advance further with our Applied Creativity and Innovation graduate certificate

Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.

Why this program is a great choice for PD:

  • Flexible hours — your employees can complete their graduate certificate online, at their own pace.
  • Relevant coursework – they can choose electives that are most applicable to their position at your company.
  • Award-winning faculty – they’ll learn from instructors who are on the cutting-edge of creativity and innovation research.
  • Practicum project – they’ll work alongside our team of experts to resolve an issue that your business is facing today — whether it’s how to leverage artificial intelligence technology, advance your sustainability efforts, update your marketing strategies, address supply chain inefficiencies or another challenge.

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Apprenticeship Exemption Test

The Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET) provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.

In most cases, you need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again (with some exceptions for certain exams).

Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, through Sheridan's Assessment Centre.

Learn more about the AET, including eligibility criteria, available tests and how to register.

Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 year (2 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program availability

Domestic
International

Ontario College Certificate

Field Placement

Full-time 1 year Program code: PPSWK

Ontario College Certificate
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Sep 2024 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga)
In Person
Domestic Available
International Closed
Jan 2025 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga)
In Person
Domestic Available
International Closed

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