Personal Care Worker
17-510-1 Technical Certificate
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
The PCW course is a combination of an independent study coupled with a final 8-hour lab session with the course instructor. The independent study portion of the course is directed through a series of eight learning plans (approximately seven hours/learning plan) that carefully detail learning activities to help students learn the course content. Upon completion of the learning activities, students will contact the campus contact to schedule an 8-hour lab session that concludes with skills competency testing and the final written exam. The lab sessions are held on Saturdays and scheduled at the various WITC campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and outreach centers (Hayward, and Ladysmith) throughout the district.
This course allows students to work at their own pace to learn the content. Students will work directly with an instructor to complete the written exam and skill demonstration. The course emphasizes core abilities for the workplace.
Employers will expect, after completing the certificate, that you will be able to:
- Provide personal care for clients
- Communicate effectively with clients, families, and healthcare teams
- Promote client rights
Estimated costs for 2017-18 are:
|Program Tuition (Summer & Fall 2017 semesters)||$176.20|
|Books & Supplies||PCW Book Order Form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader||$100.00|