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If you are looking for a rewarding career where you truly can make a difference in people’s lives, becoming a Personal Support Worker (PSW) could be the right choice for you. 

PSW Program Information

The eight-month Personal Support Worker diploma program at Westervelt College prepares you to enhance the lives of the elderly, those who need specialized care and those with physical limitations.

The hands-on learning you receive at Westervelt, provides opportunities to practice your skills in the fully equipped, real-life Personal Support Worker Lab and in a real life setting during the Facility and Community Field Placement.  You will learn how to administer personal care, plan and prepare meals including special diets, and how to perform routine health related duties.

PSW Courses

This is a partial list of the PSW courses and may be changed from time to time.

  • Assisting in Managing Ongoing Conditions
  • Assisting with Hygiene
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Assisting the patient’s family
  • Cognitive Impairment & Mental Health Issues
  • Household Management and Meal Preparation
  • Palliative Care / Hospice Care
  • Safety, Mobility, Abuse and Home Management
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Vital Signs
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology
  • WHMIS & Fire Safety
  • Cognitive and Mental Health Issues

Is the PSW Program at Westervelt College Accredited?

The Personal Support Worker program at Westervelt College is designed by the National Association of Career Colleges, and the training approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


The Personal Support Worker Program is available at the following locations

  • Brantford, Ont.
  • Kitchener, Ont.
  • London, Ont.

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Health Information Management at Westervelt College

Health Information Management

The Health Information Management (HIM) program at Westervelt College is recognized by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA). With classes starting throughout the year, you don't need to wait to begin your training!

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