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Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) gives individuals with intellectual disabilities or significant learning challenges the opportunity to enhance their academic and vocational skills with modified programming through a variety of courses. The program includes a number of core courses common to all CICE students in topics such as interpersonal communication, job skills, self-advocacy, self-awareness and computer skills. Other courses are drawn from a variety of Durham College programs and may not come from one specific program area but a variety of programs related to a vocational field of interest.
Additional applicant requirement information can be found below.
Please note: This program may be highly competitive and have a specific selection process and application deadline. Please refer to Admission Processes for details regarding highly competitive programs.
Applicants who have completed their OCAS application along with the additional admission documents, prior to February 1, will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.
Application instructions, and resume form are required for this program.
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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The Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities or significant learning challenges. The CICE program is a great opportunity to build confidence, gain independence and enjoy the college experience first-hand. Students will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace in a variety of college academic courses.
The CICE program will provide students with an opportunity to enhance academic and vocational skills by taking college classes modified to fit academic abilities.
Students will receive support including:
Learning facilitators will also provide students with support in the classroom, as well as with a weekly tutorial. Please note: No support is provided outside of these academic settings.
Each semester, students will take academic courses with modified curriculum in a selected area of interest as well as programming common to all CICE students. Students will access courses in many program areas (based on seat availability).
Field placement experiences (unpaid) which enable the student to develop vocational abilities are an integral part of the CICE program. Successful completion of all courses and the field placement requirement will result in students graduating with an Ontario College Certificate in CICE.
For more information about the CICE program please visit our frequently asked questions webpage.
To learn more about CICE information sessions please email CICE@durhamcollege.ca.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
More than 50% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements. Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
In a variety of entry-level occupational categories, depending on individual interests.
The student learning experience includes three separate field placements, which are intended to develop or enhance vocational skills and involvement in the community.
Please note: There are costs associated with Electronic Student Permit Checking (ESPC), immunizations, lab tests and certifications. Be sure to keep all of your receipts for income tax purposes. These costs include:
Some CICE students may wish to take their elective courses in an area of concentration that involves working with vulnerable people for their placement. As a result, it is required that students have completed the ESPC to be eligible for the field placement component of this program. You must (at your expense) provide:
Further discussion of these requirements will take place with the Field Placement Advisor at the beginning of the student’s first semester.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.