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The Government of Ontario funded this accelerated program in 2021 and 2022 in order to address a shortage of personal support workers (PSWs) in the public health-care system.
This accelerated program is no longer accepting applications, but you may be interested in our Personal Support Worker one-year certificate program.
In six months, you can develop the skills you need to secure satisfying employment in long-term care facilities, supportive housing, home care, adult daycare and palliative care. You'll receive the same training as students in our one-year Personal Support Worker program, but at a faster pace. Your PSW certificate can also qualify you for entry into our PSW to Practical Nursing pathway.
Most courses will be delivered remotely, with the exception of Skills Lab. During the Lab course, you'll learn hands-on skills in our well-equipped PSW lab at our Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga. You'll be supported by expert professors who understand and appreciate the critical role that PSWs play in the Ontario health-care system. Theory courses will prepare you for your full-time placement in a long-term care home or community setting, where you'll consolidate all that you have learned.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|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 10390||Lab 1||4|
|HUMM 18888G||Aging Matters (General Education Elective)||3|
|HEAL 13551||Caring for Clients with Ongoing Conditions||3|
|HEAL 14857||Palliative Care for the Allied Health Worker||2|
|HEAL 14579||Supporting Families||2|
|FLPL 18036||PSW Clinical Placement||18|
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
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.
The Personal Support Worker – Accelerated program requires completion of an Essential Communication Skills course (COMM 19999), which will help you develop the communication skills necessary for today's workplace. You will need to complete Essential Communication Skills (COMM 19999) in order to graduate.
Due to the accelerated nature of the program, all applicants with a grade lower than one of the scores below will be required to take a Language Assessment Challenge Exam. If you are required to complete the challenge exam, you will be notified by email.
|Grade 12 English, postsecondary English or English Language Proficiency score||Minimum grade/score required|
|English course from an Ontario postsecondary school||Will be individually reviewed for equivalency|
|Recognized accredited institutions/exams outside of Ontario or Canada||Will be individually reviewed for equivalency|
|Sheridan's ESL program at an EAP Level (English for Academic Purposes)||75%|
|Sheridan's EPA (English Proficiency Assessment)||Listening and reading Band: 4.5; Writing: CLB 8|
|Sheridan's Mature Student English Test (MSET)||Reading and Sentence: 251/300; Writing: Pass|
|GED Test results||Required to complete challenge exam|
|Duolingo English Test||Overall score of 115|
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module||Overall score of 6.5|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (DI Code: 9117)||Overall score of 88|
|iTEP Academic2||Overall score of 3.9|
|Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency)||Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 176|
|PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic)||Overall score of 60|
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.
Prior to commencing the practicum, students must obtain a certification in CPR Level C and St. John Standard First Aid for adults, children and infants and a mask fit test.
Sheridan field placement agencies require a clear police record check for vulnerable sector persons and an up-to-date record of immunization that includes COVID-19 vaccinations. Students will be required to provide this documentation prior to the start of the placement. Students who cannot meet these requirements will not be eligible for field placement opportunities.
Graduates of Sheridan’s Personal Support Worker programs consistently receive high satisfaction ratings from employers. The current shortage of PSWs in Ontario is creating excellent employment opportunities assisting the elderly or medically challenged youth in places such as:
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Candidates for the Personal Support Worker – Accelerated program should apply through the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS):
The funding for the program covers tuition fees, ancillary fees, and placement stipends for eligible students.
No. Students will receive a credit on their student account for the amount that is applicable.
There are three intakes for this program:
Yes. The accelerated PSW program is designed to provide learners with the same quality training as the regular one-year PSW program. The accelerated program combines three months of coursework and experiential learning in virtual classrooms and laboratory settings, with three final months of paid onsite training in long-term care settings.
International students are eligible to enrol in the PSW-Accelerated program, but are not eligible for the funded financial supports for tuition, fees and paid placements.
Yes, all out-of-province students enrolled in the PSW-Accelerated program are eligible for the funding that will cover their tuition, ancillary fees and placement wages. However, their placements must be completed in Ontario.
Yes, applicants will still need to pay the OCAS application fee.
Yes. Students who successfully complete the PSW – Accelerated program and hold a college-level English course with a grade of 60% or greater will be eligible to enrol in Sheridan’s PSW to Practical Nursing pathway courses through Continuing and Professional Studies. These courses satisfy the entry requirements to be admitted to Sheridan’s Practical Nursing program.
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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.
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.
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.
Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.
Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.
Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.
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.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
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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