Personal Support Worker

The Personal Support Worker program at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley teaches students to provide care with patience, strength, understanding, and compassion to a wide range of clients of all ages, with different abilities, in a variety of settings. Personal Support Worker is an in-demand career path! Learn more >>

Mobile DeviceBring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this BYOD on-campus program, use this BYOD Checklist for step-by-step instructions to access program device requirements, downloading software, logging on to your email and Blackboard account, and more.  (Please note this was previously referred to as a Mobile Learning Program)

Ontario College Certificate
1 Year(s)

Program Code: 6307X01FPM
Academic Year: 2014/2015

Our Program

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program provides students with the knowledge and practical skills to work as a care provider in a wide range of health care environments. Students learn how to assist clients with their daily personal care needs, such as bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting. Through a combination of theory, lab practice, clinical/community experience, students understand how to deliver person-centered care to individuals of varying ages, encourage independence and improve quality of life for their clients.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin's New Technology Store at educational rates.


This program is well-suited for students who: