2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Diploma
Campus: Toronto
Start Dates: Jan 2022, May 2022

Overview

The Personal and Developmental Support Services program at Sault College will prepare you for the various challenges and experiences that are part of the expanding health care and community settings.

The faculty and staff at Sault College are ready to assist you in preparation to become a successful graduate in these dynamic environments. The Personal and Developmental Support Services program is based upon various components: the person, health, caring, holistic wellness, respect, inclusivity, and support work. These components will prepare you for the role of assisting clients and families to achieve and maintain an optimal quality of life. To reflect these beliefs, Sault College has developed a holistic and evidence-based program that incorporates the required knowledge, theory, values, and hands on skills to be successful within the various settings in healthcare and the community.

When you have completed the Personal and Developmental Support Services program at Sault College, you will be able to work with clients across the lifespan in settings such as long term care facilities, hospitals, private agencies, retirement homes, home care settings, boards of education (special needs children), palliative care settings, senior citizen recreation centres, respite settings, and group homes. This program will provide you with a lifelong and rewarding career. Some students choose to use it as a foundation to further their learning.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, with Grade 12 English, or mature student status.

Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements. International applicants must have an IELTS Score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5.

Educational Paths

The Personal and Development Support Services (PDSS) two-year diploma program shares a common first year with the Personal Support Worker (PSW) one-year certificate program, with the addition of a program-imbedded General Education course. Students may ladder from PSW into the second year of PDSS with the addition of HDG122 - Personal and Academic Success Strategies.

Career Path

Graduates can find employment in long term care facilities, hospitals, private agencies, retirement homes, home care settings, boards of education (special needs children), palliative care settings, senior citizen recreation centres, respite settings, and group homes.

The fees below are approximate fees, subject to change, for the 2022 Winter Intake of this program.

Fees & Costs

DomesticInternational
TuitionAncillaryTuitionAncillary
N/AN/A$15,747.80$835.00

These fees are for the 2021-2022 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.

Contact

September, January, and May intakes are available for this program. Please contact the Registrar`s Office for further information.

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