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Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)

Cornwall Campus | Program Code: 0790
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Overview

The Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program is a two year certificate program designed for adults with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries or other significant learning challenges who wish to further their education/vocational training in a community college setting.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to complete an individualized program of study made up of courses from an area of interest selected from St. Lawrence College’s program offerings. Your choice may be dependent on seat availability and program suitability. Course work will provide you with opportunities to develop and enhance your academic skills.

Through field placement experiences arranged by CICE program staff, you will develop and/ or refine your abilities in a number of potential work environments. Students can expect to be visited on their placements by our Faculty Advisors periodically throughout each semester.

You will receive support such as curriculum modification, note taking, tutoring, and other related academic services as needed. Upon successful completion of all courses and the field placement requirements, you will graduate with an Ontario College Certificate in CICE. Students will receive course summaries from each successfully completed course.

This program is not open to International students.

The Goals of the Program

  • participate with equitable opportunity in college programs and activities
  • develop and test skills for potential employment
  • develop and strengthen functional academic skills in order to facilitate effective work habits
  • pursue personal areas of academic/vocational interest
  • function independently through the development of social and personal skills for success
  • strengthen self-management and interpersonal skills such as self-confidence and self-esteem in order to enrich the quality of life and enhance performance as an employee and team member
  • contribute to the provision of a healthy, safe work environment

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Program Details

Code 0790
Start Date September
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Campus Cornwall
Program Length 2 Years
Delivery Full-Time

Program Highlights

CICE Program Areas of Interest - Cornwall Campus

Based on seat availability, and subject to change.

  • Business
  • Carpentry
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Arts and Science
  • Motive Power Technician
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Police Foundations
  • Social Service Worker

Please let us know if there is a program offered on our campus that is not listed here. We can see if it might be an appropriate fit for a student working towards a Certificate in CICE.

Program Outline

2021-2022

This course is designed to help students develop and practice the communication skills needed to succeed both in their chosen program of concentration and in the workplace. The course will cover the basic elements of effective communication.

This course will provide students with their first experience in a vocational field. Students will be evaluated on establishing basic work skills such as being on time, participation, following directions, completing work assignments, interpersonal communication skills and overall skill development. Students will be closely supervised and are required to seek feedback on a weekly basis from their supervisor and/or their designate. Students will participate in a project-based placement simulation in preparation for field placement second semester. The project will include work place skill development and community-based activities in the second half of the semester.

Co-requisite(s): SEMI 1CI

This course is designed to facilitate the growth of the student into a well-rounded,competent employee. Group discussions will be held about the students'experiences at the college and in the workplace. Students will discuss theexpectations of field placement component of the CICE program and developstrategies for success in the workplace. Topics will include diversity, fitting in andacceptance and respect for oneself and others.
  • Courses selected from the student's chosen area of interest

This course is designed for the student to participate with support in a work experience in their chosen area of concentration. Sound work habits, and interpersonal skills in the field will be developed as the student progresses through their training. Specific learning outcomes are developed at the onset of the field placement, and student performance is evaluated throughout the semester

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 1CI

Co-requisite(s): SEMI 2CI

This course is designed to facilitate the growth of the student into a well-rounded, competent employee. By meeting as a group, the students will discuss their experiences in the field and in the classroom. Students will also discuss current issues and trends facing employees in the work world. Topics include solving problems in the workplace, communicating effectively in the workplace, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, coping and having fun in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 1CI

Co-requisite(s): PLAC 2CI

  • Courses selected from the student's chosen area of interest

This course is designed for the student to participate with support in a work experience in their chosen area of concentration. Sound work habits, and interpersonal skills in the field will be developed as the student progresses through their training. Specific learning outcomes are developed at the onset of the field placement, and student performance is evaluated throughout the semester.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 2CI

Co-requisite(s): SEMI 3CI

This course is designed to facilitate the growth of the student into a competent employee. By meeting as a group, the students will discuss their experiences in fieldwork. Students will begin to look at job search strategies including analyzing job ads, preparing for a job interview, and interviewing techniques. In addition, various community agency staff will be invited to discuss services available in the community related to support systems including, but not limited to job coaching and job placement. Students will develop self-evaluation tools and identify areas in which they excel and areas of performance which need improvement. Students will also develop methods for handling feedback in the workplace and strategies for improving performance as needed.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 2CI

Co-requisite(s): PLAC 3CI

  • Courses selected from the student's chosen area of interest

This course is designed for the student to participate in a work experience in their selected area of concentration. As a continuation of Field Placement 3, training and expectations will be at a higher level. Students will practice their interview skills and be interviewed by the field placement supervisor or designate. The student will be expected to continue good work habits and interpersonal skills and improved vocational skills that commensurate with their level of skill and ability. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving in the workplace, and having the knowledge of where and when to get assistance in work related matters. Specific learning outcomes are developed at the onset of the field placement with the student's input. Student performance will be evaluated throughout the placement, with a final evaluation at the semester's end.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 3CI

Co-requisite(s): SEMI 4CI

This course is designed to facilitate the growth of the student into a competent employee and prepare for employment. Students will review their educational and vocational experiences over the past three semesters and develop a skills profile cover letter and resumé highlighting their newly developed skills. Students will discuss their experiences in field work and other issues related to the working world. They will continue to learn and share job search strategies and practice their interview skills.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 3CI

Co-requisite(s): PLAC 4CI

  • Courses selected from the student's chosen area of interest

Requirements

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Certificate (OSSC), Certificate of Accomplishment, or be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes and submit a complete application, which demonstrates:

  • academic needs that require curriculum modification in order to succeed;
  • a level of independence which does not require constant supervision;
  • a willingness to participate fully in the program and
  • the ability to provide his or her own transportation to and from the college and field placement locations;

Stages of the application and selection process:

Stage One

Steps in completing the CICE Application Package:

Details and forms for the CICE application package will be available here later by December 1, 2021. Please continue to check your email for a notification when the documents are ready for completion.

    Stage Two

    • Attend a personal interview and skills assessment.

    Stage Three

    • Upon acceptance the applicant will attend the CICE Student Orientation held in late August

    Stage Four

    • Students may be required to submit a current CPIC (Criminal background check) and completed Placement Immunization Form by November of the first year of study

    *Please note: Application packages received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list depending on eligibility.

    Other Requirements

    Criminal Background Check:
    Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.

    Fees

    2021-2022

    Tuition
    Program Fees
    Ancillary Fees
    Total
    CAD
    Tuition
    $2,721.36 CAD
    Program Fees
    $0.00 CAD
    Ancillary Fees
    $831.65 CAD
    Total
    $3,553.01 CAD

    Fees are estimates only.  Tuition is based on two semesters.

    Tuition fees are subject to change pending confirmation of provincial Ministry Funding rates for 2021-2022.

    Cornwall

    Our Cornwall campus has a brand new library, new health simulation labs, renovated student common areas and more to make your transition to college life an easy one.

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    Cornwall Campus

    Career Opportunities

    Students graduating from the CICE program will be prepared for a variety of entry level jobs depending on their selected area of concentration. As well, some students may choose to enter other College programs after completing the CICE program, if admission requirements are met.

    Testimonials

    " I took courses that I thought I couldn't do, but with the proper supports for my learning needs I did it. They helped me to excel in all my academic courses. They helped me to discover/build my skills. CICE is the best program that I’ve ever been to and I can’t imagine my life without them. "
    Narine Garibian
    " I never thought I would graduate college, but now that I am, I have butterflies in my stomach. It has helped me learn new skills in preparation to get a job. I have developed good communication skills, improved my time management, learned valuable computer skills and so much more."
    Alexander Croteau

    Placement

    CICE student placements are facilitated directly by a Program Specialist/member of the CICE team who understands specialized supports.

    • Placements are developed or chosen based on the Program of Interest or vocational interests of each student.
    • Students are required to attend placements each week throughout the semester
    • Numbers of hours and expectations increase each semester

    Placement Partners Include:

    • Childcare Centres
    • Schools
    • After school programs
    • Senior Centres
    • Retirement Residence
    • Restaurants and bakeries
    • Hospitals
    • Retail stores (grocery, clothing, pet, video, hardware, building suppliers etc.)
    • Construction companies
    • Maintenance agencies
    • Hotels
    • Automotive shops
    • A variety or Community Agencies
    • Fitness facilities
    • and others

    Program Contacts

    Program Contact
    Cindy Adams
    cadams@sl.on.ca
    613.933.6080 ext. 2107

    Admissions Information
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