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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.
Note: this program has additional recommended requirements. Please visit the Admission Requirements tab for further information.
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Year one domestic: $2,722 (CAD)
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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 Cooperative 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.
CICE will provide students with an opportunity to enhance academic and vocational skills by taking regular college classes modified to fit academic abilities.
Students will receive support including:
Learning facilitators will also provide students with support in the classroom 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 concentration 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.
Learn more about the CICE Virtual information session on November 25, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Additional applicant requirement information can be found below.
This program may be highly competitive and have a specific selection process and application deadline. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 905.721.3126.
Application instructions, personal profile and reference forms are required for this program.
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 MyCampus.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2020-21 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes. Students should refer to their timetable for the most up-to-date course information.
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 completing the pre-placement requirements.
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 provide (at student expense):
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.
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