Community Integration Through Cooperative Education

September 2019

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 03, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus (CIC)
Sutherland Campus (CIC)
Program code:
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

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

Program Highlights

The two-year CICE certificate program is open to adults with Learning Exceptionalities (Communication, Intellectual, Physical and/or Multiple). Our holistic approach to each student’s development provides a strong focus on building foundational literacy skills, applied learning experiences, active community participation and strengthening independence. As a student, this program offers you the opportunity to:

  • Experience college life
  • Strengthen essential skills for work, life and learning
  • Get the level of support you need, based on your goals
  • Make friends and explore your interests
  • Build workplace skills through three co-op work placements
  • Receive on-the-job training from leading Peterborough area employers

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.

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

Students must be able to independently travel to their co op placement.

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

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

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

AND have one of more of the Learning Exceptionalities below:


  • Learning Disabled
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Language Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Hard of Hearing


  • Mild Intellectual Disability
  • Developmental Disability


  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Physical Disability


  • Exceptional with more than one specific exception

Additional Requirements

  • Able to use transportation to and from the college and co-op locations
  • Provide a clear police records 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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