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Career Area: Human Services
Local Certificate
Program Number: 17-510-1
Approximately Less Than 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.

Personal Care Worker Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this certificate:

  • Care giver
  • Home care worker

Wisconsin Technical College Personal Care Worker Programs

This certificate 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.

The Personal Care Worker (PCW) course is a combination of online coursework coupled with a final 8-hour lab session with the course instructor. The online portion of the course is directed through a series of eight learning plans 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 skill 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).

Personal Care Worker graduates will be able to:

  • Provide personal care for clients
  • Communicate effectively with clients, families, and healthcare teams
  • Promote client rights
Personal Care Worker Pathway Certificate Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Certificate
Northwood Tech Personal Care Worker at Northwood Tech