Winter Intake Program 2016 - Thunder Bay

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Accelerated (22 weeks)

You can now register and start your studies in the new “fast tracked” and high industry demand career of Personal Support Worker in 22 weeks offered in Thunder Bay. Personal Support Workers assist persons with the tasks of daily living, such as home management, personal care, family responsibilities, social and recreational activities.

  • This program will be offered in Thunder Bay at the college.
  • Classes begin January 2016. March Break will be off. Estimated date of completion June 17, 2016 (unless student must complete additional clinical placement time).
  • Students must meet eligibility requirements
  • Students must have completed all mandatory clinical requirements (please see below)

**Prior to entering any clinical setting you MUST HAVE ALL of the field requirements completed. Our clinical partners are requesting that every student obtain a blood serology for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Varicella, and Hepatitis B as a clinical requirement. You will be required to submit lab documentation proving immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B. If you are found not to have immunity, you must get booster vaccines. We DO NOT accept original documents and ask that you copy your documents prior to visiting the health centre.

If your field requirements are not completed prior to starting your placement, you will not be allowed to begin placement.

At Orientation, the student will provide proof of:

  1. Current criminal reference check with vulnerable sector screen (completed).
  2. First Aid and CPR - Health Care Provider level. CPR certification must be renewed yearly
  3. A completed Confederation College Health Centre Questionnaire.
  4. Up-to-date immunization record with confirmation of immunity through blood serology (see new requirements as above) is mandatory.
  5. Two-step Tuberculosis (TB) test.
  6. Mask fit test
  7. Flu shot HIGHLY recommended

Applications must be made through the Ontario Colleges Application Centre website at

For a list of program courses, click on the Program Courses button on the left hand side of the screen under Program Home.

For more information on the compressed program, please contact Tania Pynn, Chair, School of Health at 475-6456.

This program provides supervised practice for over 360 hours. This includes placements in a nursing home and community agency setting.