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Community Integration Through Co-operative Education

Community Integration Through Co-operative Education Ontario College Certificate

What is Community Integration Through Co-operative Education?

The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is designed for individuals with cognitive disabilities and learning challenges who require academic accommodations and modifications for success. This program provides students with opportunities to enhance their academic and vocational skills in courses and field placements. Integrated courses are modified to students' specific academic abilities and strengths. Students are supported by Learning Facilitators who accompany students to class and provide additional academic support.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
CICE
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie, Orillia
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Orillia

Contact:
Renee Ferguson
Email:
Renee.Ferguson@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 6047

The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is designed for individuals with cognitive disabilities and learning challenges who require academic accommodations and modifications for success. This program provides students with opportunities to enhance their academic and vocational skills in courses and field placements. Integrated courses are modified to students' specific academic abilities and strengths. Students are supported by Learning Facilitators who accompany students to class and provide additional academic support.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • participate with equal opportunity in regular college programs and activities


  • test and develop their skills for potential employment


  • develop and strengthen academic skills


  • pursue their own personal areas of academic/vocational interest


  • function more independently and develop social skills


  • strengthen interpersonal skills.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Orillia

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)/Certificate (C) , or be at least 19 years of age on the first day of classes

- Demonstrate a level of independence that does not require constant supervision

- Demonstrate academic needs which require curriculum modification in order to succeed.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)/Certificate (C) , or be at least 19 years of age on the first day of classes;

- demonstrate a level of independence that does not require constant supervision; and

- demonstrate academic needs which require curriculum modification in order to succeed.

5 Mandatory Courses

1 Communications Course

3 Courses from Program Stream - from list of available courses

2 Elective Courses - from list of available courses

1 General Education Course

3 Field Placements

- have an "Advocate Reference Form" completed;

- answer questions and complete comprehension exercises during a mandatory program admissions interview.

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

CICE1000 Introduction to Computers
CICE1001 Employability Seminar 1
CICE1002 Employability Seminar 2
CICE1003 Employability Seminar 3
CICE1004 Field Placement Preparation
Communications Course
COMZ1016 Communication Essentials
Courses from Program Stream - from list of available courses
To be selected from College list
Elective Courses - from list of available courses
To be selected from College list
General Education Course
To be selected from College list
Field Placements
CICE1005 Field Placement 1
CICE1006 Field Placement 2
CICE1007 Field Placement 3
A group of CICE program staff and students

CICE students gain access to resources

In April 2013, the CICE program organized a Graduate Transition Fair to connect alumni to agencies and supports in the community that could assist them in their transition to the workplace. Read more...

Karley Hogarth

Karley Hogarth

Student, Office Administration - General

Program:

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (Office Administration)

Year:

2013


I loved a lot of things about my time in college. I enjoyed going to class, gaining hands on experience, and making friends. The CICE program helped me develop the confidence I needed to get out there and apply for work after graduation. Read more...

Renee Ferguson

Renée joined Georgian College in 2003, beginning her teaching career in the General Arts and Science program and general education. She continues to teach social sciences courses and is co-ordinator of the Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program. As an accessible education advocate, co-ordinating and teaching in CICE is a perfect fit for Renée. Read more...

A group of CICE program staff and students

CICE students gain access to resources

In April 2013, the CICE program organized a Graduate Transition Fair to connect alumni to agencies and supports in the community that could assist them in their transition to the workplace. Read more...

Ken Choi, working with a fellow student at the Accessibility Centre at Georgian

Ken Choi

Ken Choi is a second-year student in the Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program at Georgian’s Barrie Campus. In addition to the CICE core courses, which focus on essential employability skills, Ken has taken a number of courses in both computer and culinary studies. Read more...

Allie Webster, a first-year student in the Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program, speaks to the crowd gathered outdoors at the Cenotaph at the Barrie campus of Georgian College on April 2. The assembly was to raise the flag for World Autism Awareness Day. Other speakers included Renee Ferguson, CICE co-ordinator and Erin Nightingale, manager of the Barrie chapter of Autism Ontario. Webster, who is diagnosed with Asperger’s, part of the autism spectrum disorder scale, spoke of how she has grown as a person and come to accept herself, and appreciate what she can contribute.

Georgian program helps student overcome learning challenges

Allie Webster used to fear that she would never fit in with the rest of her family. Diagnosed with Asperger’s, part of the autism spectrum disorder scale, Webster says her shyness and feeling of being different worried her considerably. Read more...

Karley Hogarth

Community Integration through Co-operative Education helps students discover their potential

Like any first-year college student, Karley Hogarth was both nervous and scared about starting studies but she was also excited to have a chance to reinvent herself in a new environment. More than two years later, Hogarth says she is a new person. Read more...

Karley Hogarth

Karley Hogarth

Student, Office Administration - General

Program:

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (Office Administration)

Year:

2013


I loved a lot of things about my time in college. I enjoyed going to class, gaining hands on experience, and making friends. The CICE program helped me develop the confidence I needed to get out there and apply for work after graduation. Read more...

Andrea Kirk

Andrea Kirk

Office Assistant, Century 21

Program:

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (Office Administration)

Year:

2013


The thing I liked most about Georgian is the staff I got to know and the teachers. They were really nice and easy to get along with, and asking questions to wasn’t hard to do. Not only did I learn the necessary skill to work in an office I also learned skills for everyday life. Read more...

Alumnus David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Golf Course Greens Keeper, Lake St. George Golf Course and Resort Grounds Maintenance, Bayview Wildwood Resort

Program:

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (Hotel and Resort)

Year:

2013


At Lake St. Georgian Golf Course, my main job is to make sure the golf course looks good and is easy to play on. I keep the sandtraps raked with the SandPro machine, repair divots and collect and sort recyclables. At Bayview Wildwood Resort, I cut all the grass. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Renee Ferguson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 6047

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