Community Integration Through Cooperative Education

September 2023

Accepting Applications
Ontario College Certificate ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 05, 2023
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
Sem 1 Delivery:
In Person
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
$2,495.89 per semester*
*Tuition amounts are from the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change.
Complete tuition detail below

The Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program is designed to strengthen essential skills for work, life and learning.

Program Highlights

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 Learning 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

CICE students select a program stream based on their interests. Selections are dependent on available seats and are subject to change:

  • Business
  • Culinary
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fitness and Recreation
  • Hospitality

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.

Program Outcomes

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


  • Step 1: Complete and submit your application to by February 1
  • Step 2: Complete the CICE program application form
  • Step 3: Email the following documents to

    • Document of Disability (may include proof of ODSP, psychological assessment, etc.)
    • Document of Academic Needs (may include IEP, AEP, etc.)

    Please include the following information in the subject line:
    Applicant Last Name, First Name

    Scanned copies of these documents are best. However, clear photos of each page are also acceptable. Alternatively, please mail copies (not originals) of these documents to:

    Patty Thompson
    CICE Program Coordinator
    School of Justice and Community Development
    Fleming College
    599 Brealey Drive
    Peterborough, ON
    K9J 7B1

    Please note: Documentation provided as part of this process will be held in the strictest confidence in compliance with Freedom of Information legislation.

  • Step 4: If you meet eligibility requirements, you will be contacted by the CICE Program Coordinator to arrange the final step in the application process, which is an interview.

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

Admission Procedures

  • Apply online through
  • A CICE application package will be mailed upon receipt of your application from
  • 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:

Technology Requirements

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Apple / MacOS

  • Operating System:
    MacOS 10.12 or newer
  • Processor:
    Core i5 6th Gen or better
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

Tuition and Fees Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

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