Enhanced Education

CREDENTIALS: Ontario College Certificate
PROGRAM TYPE: Diploma Program
LOCATION: College Campus/Online
DURATION: 3 Semester Program (1.5Yrs.)
COST: $9600


Enhanced Educational Personal Support Worker Program is offered as a three-semester program (1 1/2 year) Program. The first six months (2 semester) of the program is focused on Personal Support Worker Training program which includes its Placement. The third semester includes subjects that enhance Personal Support Worker program. On completion of the full Enhanced Educational Personal Support worker program, students get two diplomas 1. Personal support worker program, and 2.Enhanced Educational Personal Support worker program. The full program, enhances academic career. A stepping stone to pursue a nursing career. Students are offered an additional six weeks preparatory Nursing exam training. The preparatory exam enable students to understand the Nursing standards and learning expectations set by the Nursing association of Ontario.

Role of a Personal Support Worker

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) program prepares graduates to provide supportive care to individuals across the lifespan including clients experiencing cognitive and intellectual impairments, physical and mental health challenges and illnesses, by assisting them with their activities of daily living. Graduates find employment in a variety of care settings including community care agencies/organizations, retirement homes, private homes, residential care homes, long-term care homes and hospital care settings.

As valuable members of the inter-professional team, graduates develop effective working relationships with team members and participate in the delivery, reporting and documentation of care as directed by the plan of care. Graduates use subjective client observations and objective personal support worker observations, and communication skills to identify and document relevant information pertaining to clients’ status and report findings to members of the inter-professional team and/or responsible person.

Overveiw: Enhanced Educational Personal Support Worker

Enhanced Education component, advances your knowledge and skills related to health wellness promotion, chronic disease management and prevention, environmental health and safety, healthy aging and supportive care techniques and strategies, through additional subjects offered i the third semester, These subjects enhance a student with knowledge and skills to join a nursing career.

The personal support worker covered in the first six months of the program, responds to community-based healthcare. Now, more than ever, there is a high demand for personal support workers who have enhanced knowledge and skills to assist people within their own homes.
The diploma earns you an achievement of enhanced training.

Admission Eligibility

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via macmillianinstitute.ca, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M
or Mature Student or
College or University transfer status
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English. Will have to take an assessment Test

Pre-requisites: Basic English Proficiency: Tsi.chem, Biol
Student  Tuition (3 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian  $4’000.00  $1,255.24 $5’255.00
International $14’235.76  $1,764.24  $16’000.00
Program Subjects
Semester 1
Anatomy and Physiology for PSW   56.00
Communication Skills for the PSW    42.00
Role of PSW In Client Care 28.00
The PSW in Inter-Professional Practice (THEORY)
Provide Optimal Client Support and Care (lecture)
Methods of Observing, Reporting & Recording. 
Interpersonal & Inter-Professional and Relationships 1
Basic Math. Concepts of Measurements for the PSW
28.00 Health and Wellness 1 14.00
Semester 2
Client Conditions & Treatment Interventions for PSW 28.00  The PSW in Inter-professional Practice (Simulation) 28.00
Inter-professional & Inter-Professional Relationships 2 28.00 Client Care In Institutional Health Care Setting.  196.00
Provide Optimal Client Support & Personal Care (Lab) 42.00 Caring for the Client in a Community Setting 42.00 
Nutrition Lecture
Nutrition Lab 28.00    
Semester 3
Introduction to College English 42.00 Mathematics   42.00
Chemistry for Health Sciences  56.00 Principles in Biology   56.00
Foundations in Human Biology 56.00 Sciences 56.00
Health and Wellness 11  42.00    
Total Hrs. Hrs.1036.00    
Total Instructional Instructional Hrs.= Hrs. 700.00    
Total Lab Hrs. Hrs. 336.00    
Learning Outcomes

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes describe what graduates of the program have demonstrated they can do with the knowledge and skills they have achieved during their studies. The outcomes are closely tied to the needs of the workplace. Through assessment (e.g., assignments and tests), students verify their ability to reliably perform these outcomes before graduating.

Graduate Opportunities
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Live-in Caregiver
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Personal Care Aide/Health Care Aide.
  • Health Care Assistant/Patient Care Assistant.
  • Community Support Worker.
  • Support Services Attendant.
  • Attendant Service Worker.
  • Senior Care Provider.
  • Guest Attendant/Resident Attendant/Client Care Attendant.
  • Home Health and Personal Care Advisor.

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About Us

MacMillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences provides an extensive range of educational opportunities that go beyond the classroom. The institute offers diverse programs, and employs multiple teaching methods, including in-class lectures, co-op, and field placements.

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