About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:1 Year
Code:0942

Program Highlights

  • Students’ skill development is grounded in thorough understanding of theory.
  • Students gain confidence and competence during 42 hours of practice in controlled state-of-the-art lab facilities.
  • Potential for employment optimized with real-life experience acquired during 220 hours of clinical placement in both long-term-care and community settings.
  • Students graduate with two additional certifications that enhance their marketability and ability to provide quality care: (1) Gentle Persuasive Approach and (2) TrainCan Food Safety.
  • Interprofessional education with students from other health disciplines strengthens students’ collaboration skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Group homes
  • Senior's residences
  • Adult day programs
  • Home-care agencies
  • Acute-care hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Hospices/palliative care services

I’m grateful for the confidence and knowledge given to me. (The faculty and staff) have been a significant contribution to my future.

Mike VanNatter, Personal Support Worker graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Certificate
#0942 - 1 Year Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2015Closed
January 2016Closed
May 2016Closed
September 2016Closed
January 2017Open
May 2017Open

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.


Personal Support Worker graduates are offered a unique program bridge to the Niagara College Practical Nursing Diploma program.