Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) - 284

Ontario College Certificate
Two years
Provides students who have intellectual disabilities and other significant learning challenges the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education, develop skills to help prepare for employment, and experience college life

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The CICE program will provide individuals with intellectual disabilities and other significant learning challenges the opportunity to experience college life, pursue a postsecondary education and develop skills which will help prepare them for employment. Students will attend common core mandatory CICE courses with their peers from the CICE program and will also have the opportunity to attend an academic experience class in an area of their interest. Students will have the support of a Learning Facilitator who may attend classes, provide follow-up study skills and test preparation.


Program Highlights

  • Enhance academic and vocational skills through modified programming to meet individual needs
  • Strengthen basic numeracy, communications and computer skills
  • Enhance job related skills and involvement in the community through a field placement opportunity
  • Participate with peers in other college programs and activities (at least one college academic experience in each semester)

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Ontario Secondary School Certificate or equivalent or Mature Student Status
  • An intellectual disability with a demonstrated need for modified curriculum in order to succeed
  • A level of independence that does not require constant support
  • The ability to manage transportation to the college and to the field placement
  • The ability to participate in an interview to determine suitability and articulate personal goals

Note: A Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) and/or health assessment record may be required for field placement depending on area of concentration.

Application Process

  • Complete an Ontario Colleges (opens new window) application form online by February 1 for September admission and November 1 for May admission
  • A CICE application package will be mailed upon receipt of the Ontario Colleges (opens new window) application
  • Applicants will be contacted to arrange for a personal interview to review application, references and required documentation

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st for September, November 1st for May.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Academic Opportunities

Some participants may choose to enter other Mohawk College programs after completing the CICE program, provided that admission requirements are met.

Graduate Opportunities

The CICE program will prepare participants to:

  • Function more independently in their community
  • Transition to volunteer or paid employment on a part-time or full-time basis in a variety of occupational categories, depending on their area of concentration

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
May 2017
Sep 2017
May 2018

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