Community Integration through Cooperative Education
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  • Program Length:
  • Two Years - Ontario College Certificate
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
OR Ontario Secondary School Certificate or equivalent
OR Mature Student Status
PLUS:
  • Developmental Disability
  • A level of independence that precludes constant support
  • Ability to manage transportation to the College and to the field placement
  • Participation in an interview
IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is a two-year Ontario College Certificate designed to provide individuals with developmental disabilities and other significant learning challenges with the opportunity to experience college life, pursue a postsecondary education and develop skills which will help them prepare for employment. Students will engage with their peers in courses specific to the CICE program. Having chosen an individual vocational direction, each student will attend academic courses with their college peers. The support of a Learning Facilitator will be provided. The Learning Facilitator may attend classes, provide follow-up study skills, test preparation, and support course modifications when necessary.

CICE core curricula will include subjects covering communications, job and life skills, and human relations.

Academic courses will be elective in nature and may be chosen from a variety of programs. Additional vocational areas may be added as the program progresses and grows. Work placement will help CICE students to develop and/or enhance vocational skills and involvement within their community. It is a goal that graduates will be able to function more independently and ideally, transition to volunteer or paid employment on a part-time or full-time basis.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Provides opportunities to acquire life skills and vocational skills
  • May provide skills for an independent lifestyle
  • May lead to employment opportunities

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year for YEAR ONE students are:

Domestic Students
U.S. Students
International Students

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
CIC100
2
Transition to College and Work
CIC101
2
Communications I
CIC102
2
Introduction to Computer Use
CIC103
2
Recreational Activities I
CIC104
3
Academic Concentration Choice #1
CIC105
3
Academic Concentration Choice #2

Semester 2
CIC151
2
Communications II
CIC152
2
Strategies for Getting/Keeping a Job
CIC153
2
Recreational Activities II
CIC154
3
Academic Concentration Choice #3
CIC155
3
Academic Concentration Choice #4
CIC150
5
Field Placement 1

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
CIC201
2
Workplace Numeracy
CIC203
2
Recreational Activities III
CIC202
2
Personal Growth
CIC204
3
Academic Concentration Choice #5
CIC205
3
Academic Concentration Choice #6
CIC200
5
Field Placement 2

Semester 4
CIC251
2
Transition to Community and Work
CIC252
2
Relationships and Personal Issues
CIC253
3
Academic Concentration Choice #7
CIC254
3
Academic Concentration Choice #8
CIC250
5
Field Placement 3