Community Integration Through Co-operative Education

Program: CICE
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 3 Field Placements
Length: 4 Semesters
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie, Orillia


The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is designed for individuals with cognitive disabilities and learning challenges who require academic accommodations and modifications for success. This program provides students with opportunities to enhance their academic and vocational skills in courses and field placements. Integrated courses are modified to students' specific academic abilities and strengths. Students are supported by Learning Facilitators who accompany students to class and provide additional academic support.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the CICE program may find a variety of entry level jobs.

Students may choose to apply to other college programs after completing the CICE program provided admission requirements are met. These programs are completed without modification or Learning Facilitator support.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • participate with equal opportunity in regular college programs and activities;
  • test and develop their skills for potential employment;
  • develop and strengthen academic skills;
  • pursue their own personal areas of academic/vocational interest;
  • function more independently and develop social skills;
  • strengthen interpersonal skills.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018
  • Sem 3: Fall 2018
  • Sem 4: Winter 2019

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)/Certificate (C) , or be at least 19 years of age on the first day of classes;
  • Demonstrate a level of independence that does not require constant supervision;
  • Demonstrate academic needs which require curriculum modification in order to succeed.

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Selection Process

Applicants are required to:

  • have an "Advocate Reference Form" completed;
  • answer questions and complete comprehension exercises during a mandatory program admissions interview.

Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.

Graduation Requirements

5 Mandatory Courses
1 Communications Course
3 Courses from Program Stream - from list of available courses
2 Elective Courses - from list of available courses
1 General Education Course
3 Field Placements

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.


Mandatory Courses
CICE 1000Introduction to Computers
CICE 1001Employability Seminar 1
CICE 1002Employability Seminar 2
CICE 1003Employability Seminar 3
CICE 1004Field Placement Preparation
Communications Course
COMZ 1016Communication Essentials
Courses from Program Stream
Select 3 courses from the available list during registration. Contact the program co-ordinator for further details.
Elective Courses
Select 2 courses from the available list during registration. Contact the program co-ordinator for further details.
General Education Course
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
Field Placements
CICE 1005Field Placement 1
CICE 1006Field Placement 2
CICE 1007Field Placement 3

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.