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

Ontario College Certificate
Two years
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

  • 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.

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.

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.

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Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$656.63 $635.86

Optional Ancillary Fees

$104.43 $44.43
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,115.10 $2,034.33
Total 1st Year Fees $4,149.43

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

Additional Information



  • 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 Collegesapplication form. Important (Apply before February 1 for September admission or before November 1 for May admission).
  2. CICE application package will be mailed 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)

Note: this is a Competitive Program

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

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Experience two unpaid work placements.
  • Explore academic content through field trips and site visits.
  • Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project.
  • Through a mix of on-campus labs and simulations.
  • Participate in integrated courses in other program areas through core courses and academic experience courses

Work Experience

For more information regarding the CICE 126 hour work experience, please contact the job developer, deanna.aikens [at] (Deanna Aikens).

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



  • 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

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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.

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

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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

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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 Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Hayley Hopkins

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
May 2020
Sep 2020
May 2021

Additional Information