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

Ontario College Certificate
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
This program offers students with intellectual disabilities and other significant learning challenges the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education, prepare for success in entry level work, build independence and self-advocacy skills for adult life.

Program Highlights

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) Information Session

During the information sessions, students and visitors can learn more about the (CICE) program, meet the learning facilitators and staff, and ask questions.

Upcoming sessions

  • Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (During our Spring Open House)

The in-person sessions will be held in Room J025. More information will be sent closer to the event date.

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  • Individualized program that allows you to experience all aspects of college life.
  • Opportunities for personal growth through social engagement.
  • Collaborative projects with other program areas.
  • Students engage in a core curriculum and some elective option with individualized supports.
  • Learning in an inclusive, person-centred environment.
  • Participate in integrated courses in other program areas through core courses and academic experience courses.
  • Please note that students are responsible to get themselves to campus from wherever they reside. Mohawk College does not provide assistance, coordination or funding for transportation to campus. Please speak with your program staff for information on OSAP funding, Hamilton Transit Services or services that may be available in your area.

What you'll learn

  • Enhance academic and vocational skills through modified programming to meet your individual needs.
  • Strengthen basic numeracy, communications and computer skills.
  • Build communication skills.
  • Increase technology skills.
  • Build independence and advocacy.
  • Build on professional and work ready skills.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions PDF


  • Student build an individualized and comprehensive transition plan upon completion of the program
  • Transition plan is goal oriented and focuses on employment, education, independence and recreation
  • Students and graduates are encouraged to speak to faculty or staff about pathways

Program Length

September Intake - Start 2 academic years (period of 8 months each year)
May Intake - allows students to complete a two-year Certificate program in 16 months.

  • Students will start in May and be in school for four continuous semesters: (Spring/Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer)
  • Students will not be off during the summer.

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) Information Session

Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, January 16th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Virtual session through Zoom)
  • Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (During our Spring Open House)

The following sessions will be held in Room J025. More information will be sent closer to the event date. Register for an information session

Please check back regularly for upcoming sessions.

CICE & Career Pathways Educator and Support Services Information Session.  

This information session is designed specifically for educators and support services personnel, including EA's, SERTs. Guidance Counsellors, Teachers, Community Support Workers, etc., who support individuals that may have an interest in pursuing Post-Secondary Education in the CICE and/or Career Pathways programs at Mohawk College.

Join us at Open House from April 6 - April 11

Come and explore our campuses, meet with faculty and staff and learn about the many student services and supports available to Mohawk students to help you succeed.


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We're here to help

We’re here for you to support applications and admissions by providing online and virtual service.


Applied and have questions?
The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.


Haven’t applied and need help?
Contact us or phone 905-575-2460.

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Program delivery

Learn about program delivery terms.




  • An intellectual disability with a demonstrated need for a modified curriculum
  • A level of independence that does not require constant support

Application Process

  1. Complete an Ontario Colleges application form.
  2. CICE application package will be emailed upon receipt of the Ontario Colleges application.
  3. Intake package completed fully and returned to CICE program.
  4. Once CICE receives package applicants will be contacted to arrange a personal interview.
  5. Program will review application, references and required documentation.

Documentation Required

  • Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • 2 personal references
  • Proof of disability and need for modified curriculum (ODSP assessment, or Psycho-educational assessment or a Doctor’s note with an IEP)

Please note: CICE is a Competitive Program

It is advised to apply before the equal consideration dates: 
May Intake – Apply before November 1st through Ontario Colleges
September Intake – Apply before February 1st through Ontario Colleges.

This date is reflective of the OCAS application only. We ask that you return your secondary CICE application package as soon as possible as this needs to be done before arranging your interview but understand that this process does take some time. 

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$814.66$758.46
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,168.70$2,112.50
Total 1st Year Fees$4,281.20

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees$8,355.00$8,355.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester$8,805.00$8,730.00
Total 1st Year Fees$17,535.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

Apply for Awards:

By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

Work Experience

For more information regarding the CICE work experience, please contact our Field Placement Specialist, [at] (Stacey Money).

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Program Coordinator

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Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Haven’t applied yet and have questions?
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and more.

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Support

Learning Facilitators: cice [at] (cice[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)

Program Coordinator

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