Ontario College Certificate in Community Integration Through Cooperative Education
The Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program is designed to strengthen essential skills for work, life and learning.
The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is a two-year program designed to provide individuals with exceptionalities and other significant learning challenges opportunity to experience college life and enhance their academic and vocational skills with modified programming and support from Integration Facilitators. The program includes a number of core courses common to all CICE students in topics such as human relations and communications, job skills, life skills, computer skills, and health and wellness. Other courses will be drawn from a number of current diploma programs in the Community Development, Business, Culinary and Fitness and Recreation Program that reflect student interests and have been intentionally modified to suit the unique learning needs. These modified courses will allow the CICE students to develop applied learning and life skills
Co-operative Education Experience
Throughout the program, students will participate in work placements intended to develop and enhance skills and provide the opportunity to practice essential employability skills such as time management, strengthen independence and self-confidence, and practice and explore vocational goals.
A Police Record Check, including the Vulnerable Sector Screening is required by work placement agencies.
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
Graduate equipped with skills to:
- Take ownership and advocate for opportunities and individual accommodations for learning, academics, work and life
- Demonstrate essential skills to create pathways for work, life and learning
- Assess a variety of adult academic, social, professional and community experiences to inform ongoing decisions and actions
- Make meaningful contributions to the college and external community that promote accessibility, inclusion and integration
Minimum Admission Requirements
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older
- Demonstrated academic needs which require curriculum modifications in order to succeed
- A level of independence that does not require constant support or supervision
- The ability to manage transportation to the college and to field placements
- The ability to take part in an interview to determine program suitability, area of interest, and personal goals
- Apply online through ontariocolleges.ca.
- A CICE application package will be mailed upon receipt of your application from ontariocolleges.ca
- Applicants will be required to attend an interview to determine suitability. Information will be detailed in the application package.
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: http://www.canlearn.ca/eng/postsec/money/grants/gpd.shtml