Personal Support Worker Program
Throughout our Personal Support Worker Certificate Program students will focus on all areas of caring for different clients and/or patients. Topics such as abuse and safety, cognitive impairment, mental health issues, personal hygiene, meal preparation, household management, adaptive equipment and palliative training will be highlighted during the course. Our students have the advantage of working within our fully equipped, simulated hospital room and practical nursery room, as well as training of kitchen and laundry duties to assist in household maintenance. With equipment ranging from wheelchairs, Hoyer lift and functioning hospital beds, students will have all the hands-on practice needed to feel comfortable and confident when caring for patients of all ages and abilities.
Upon completion of all classes and practicum hours, students must successfully complete the NACC certification exam for PSWs before receiving their diploma. Exam review classes are available on campus at Anderson College for students who wish to take them.
Rewarding career opportunities can be found in a variety of areas including:
Senior Citizen Recreation Centers
Board of Education-Special Ed.
Long Term Care Facilities
Respite and Palliative Centers
Home Care Agencies