A personal care worker massages the leg muscles of a patient

Personal Care Worker - Certificate

Emphasizes aspects of providing personal and supportive/rehabilitative in-home and facility based health care including client’s rights, communication, rehabilitation, positioning and transfer skills, infection control, and safety. This is a 30-hour in person course combining lecture with laboratory practice of learned skills. All skill competencies will be assessed under the guidance of a registered nurse.

Program Code: 905013
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Area of Study: Health Sciences

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How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Well developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Getting Started:
  • Individuals interested in this certificate must email carolyn.debaker@nwtc.edu.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 1
  • Curriculum Note: This course must be passed with an 80% or better.

Certificate Outcomes

  • Assist clients with daily cares and tasks in their homes.
  • Assist clients with daily care in supportive facilities.
  • Gain employment with an organization to provide cares for their clients.
  • Start own business and contract directly with clients to provide services.

What else do I need to know about the program?


  • Special Features
  • This certificate is mainly a skill-based offering. Class sessions are focused on hands on activities and practicing personal care skills.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.