Community Integration Through Cooperative Education

The Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program offers a combination of academic courses and cooperative education opportunities.


Fall 2016
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: CIC
Location: Peterborough
Coordinator: Joan Connolly Email
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Start Dates: September 06, 2016
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $2,514.37 per semester*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): $7,589.35 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

The CICE program is a two-year certificate program open to adults with cognitive disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injury, or other related learning challenges. CICE provides students a unique opportunity to continue their education in a college environment to enhance their academic and vocational skills. The core CICE learning focuses on personal development, independence and essential employability skills which include interpersonal and workplace communications, functional mathematics, career exploration and readiness, health and wellness.

In addition to the core CICE curriculum, students choose program electives in an area of concentration from across the college. Some possible areas of focus include: recreational assistant, kitchen assistant, office administration assistant, early childhood educational assistant and hospitality/tourism assistant. If required, course learning outcomes are modified by an Integration Facilitator to match the individual student’s learning style and capabilities.

Our program has a holistic approach to each student’s development, with a strong focus on academics and applied learning experiences in the community. We support students in the following ways:

  • Providing an inclusive learning experience across all areas of the college
  • Strengthening independence and self-confidence in order to enhance active participation in the community
  • Interacting with other students to reach personal, academic and vocational goals
  • Building workplace skills through academic and vocational (applied learning) work placements
  • Receiving on-the-job training from leading employers in the Peterborough area

Co-operative Education Experience

The co-operative education experiences in second, third, and fourth semester provide the opportunity to practice essential employability skills such as time management, strengthen independence and self-confidence, and practice and explore vocational goals. The goal of these experiences is to enable students to transition to volunteer or paid employment on a part-time or full-time basis.

A Police Record Check, including the Vulnerable Sector Screening is required by co-op placement agencies.

Why Choose Fleming

"The teachers help a lot. But if you are high on the learning scale, they will step back and see if you can do it yourself. They'll make sure you get the learning you need."
- Adam Taylor, program graduate

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

Possess an OSSD, OSSC or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older on the first day of classes

Have demonstrated academic needs which require curriculum modification

Provide proof of disability


  • Possess a level of independence that does not require constant support
  • Be able to use transportation to and from the College and field placement locations
  • Be willing to participate fully in the program
  • Provide a clear police check for co-op placements

Tuition and Fees

Students pay regular college tuition and fees for 2 year programs. The program is OSAP-eligible (for those who qualify) and students are eligible to apply for bursaries administered by the Financial Aid office. For information on financial assistance for students with disabilities, see:


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