Mountain Campus
150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)


$1,650 program


New students who enrol in a school board PSW program are eligible to receive financial support for the 2024-2025 school year. PSW students will be eligible for funding to cover program fees for items such as: equipment, supplies and other mandatory fees, as well as a grant in acknowledgement of the required workplace placement.


A deposit of $250 is required for registration

Program Description

  • Start a new, exciting career in a growing field
  • Earn a Personal Support Worker Certificate
  • Gain practical experiences working in a health care environment
  • Earn 6 secondary school credits

Ontario School Board PSW Programs



Next term September 3, 2024-June 7, 2025 (course is full but we do have a waiting list). Next term will be September 2025-June 2025.



Work placement times may vary.

How To Register

Please click here to schedule an appointment with a guidance counsellor.

If you are not a current student or have not been a student of the HWCDSB, you will be required to provide us with a copy of your most recent high school transcript.

Please note that we are now doing in-person appointment.

If you don't have internet access, please call 905-577-0555, press 5 then 1

Please note: this program fills up fast - please register today!

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Student Testimonial

Samuel Iweriebor

I came to Canada in November of 2017. Prior to coming to Canada, I was a Mathematics and Economics professor in a College in Nigeria.

On arriving in Canada, I wasn't sure what to do with myself, but I sure knew I had bills to pay and needed money fast to care for my family. I found employment as a health care aid. In due time, I was encouraged by my employer to go back to school to get certified as a qualified Personal Support Worker and I came to St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Center at 150 East 5th Street, Hamilton. There I met my wonderful professors who were very kind, loving, accommodating and cheerful.

On completion of my PSW training, I worked for various health institutions and home care agencies until I got my permanent residence and went to Mohawk College to take the Practical Nursing program.

Today, I have graduated, and I currently work with Hamilton Health Sciences as a Registered Practical Nurse. My goal is to continue to make a difference in the lives of our highly dignified seniors who make up our patient population as I work in a medicine unit. As per educational goals, I will study until I become either a nurse practitioner or a nurse educator.