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Personal Care Worker

Technical Certificate

1 Credit | Less than 1 year

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

This certificate emphasizes aspects of providing personal and supportive/rehabilitative healthcare to clients needing assistance in their home or other care facilities.

Program Overview

Basic knowledge and skills acquired through this course include clients’ rights, communication, rehabilitation, positioning and transfer skills, infection control, and safety. The Personal Care Worker (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.

Program Outcomes

Personal Care Worker graduates will be able to:

  • Provide personal care for clients
  • Communicate effectively with clients, families, and healthcare teams
  • Promote client rights

Academics

Personal Care Worker is available at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses. 

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, and Superior) and outreach centers (Hayward and Ladysmith) throughout the district.

Experienced Instructors

Learn from industry-respected instructors who have years of experience in the field. 

Convenient

This course allows you to work at your own pace to learn the content. 

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This 64-hour certificate will prepare you for a rewarding career as a personal care worker. 


 

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This course emphasizes aspects of providing personal and supportive/rehabilitative healthcare to clients needing assistance in their home or other care facilities. Basic knowledge and skills acquired through this course include clients' rights, communication, rehabilitation, positioning and transfer skills, infection control, and safety. Personal Care Worker is a 64-hour course that combines guided independent study with a laboratory practice time and a final written exam and skills competency testing assessed under the guidance of a registered nurse.

 

Admissions and Tuition

To apply for a certificate, just fill out an application form either online or at a campus, and WITC will guide you from there. 

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Personal Care Worker

1 Credit | Less than 1 year

$148


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the WITC Personal Care Worker Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Personal Care Worker certificate.

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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