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.
Studies in a college environment
Demonstration of academic needs that require program modification
Level of independence that precludes constant support
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC)
The modified Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities or significant learning challenges. You will access courses in many program areas (based on seat availability).
It will provide you with an opportunity to experience college life and enhance your academic and vocational skills by taking regular college classes modified to fit your academic abilities.
You will receive support including:
Other related support as needed
Learning facilitators will also provide you with support in the classroom and via a weekly tutorial. Please note: No support is provided outside of these academic settings.
Each semester, you will take academic courses with modified curriculum in a selected area of concentration as well as programming common to all CICE students. Field placement experiences (unpaid) that enable you 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 you graduating with an Ontario College Certificate in CICE.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2018-2019 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
Other fees to consider.
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
The CICE program prepares students to increase their level of independence in the community and possibly transition to volunteer or paid employment on a part-time or full-time basis.
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
In a variety of entry-level occupational categories, depending on individual interests.
Your learning experience will be complemented by three separate field placements, which are intended to develop or enhance vocational skills and involvement in the community.
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, in order to be eligible for the field placement component of this program students must (at your expense) provide:
Current Standard First Aid & CPR level “C” certification from a recognized provider
Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
Current Criminal Reference Check – including Vulnerable Sector Screen
Further discussion of these requirements will take place with the Field Placement Officer at the beginning of the student’s first semester.
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