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Develop essential skills for career success

Community Integration Through Co-operative Education Ontario College Certificate program

Discover your strengths, follow your interests and develop skills for workplace success in a supported academic environment.

Program code CICE
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

This program is designed for students with diverse learning challenges who require academic accommodations and modifications. Students enhance their academic and vocational knowledge and skills in both core and integrated courses and practice this learning on field placements. Learning Facilitators modify integrated courses to students’ specific strengths and abilities, and provide accommodations, tutor and support sessions to ensure the work is challenging and achievable. Students prepare for success in entry-level work, and build independence and self-advocacy skills for adult life.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a field placement component where you will gain practical, hands-on work experience in a setting relevant to your program.

What are the admission requirements for the Community Integration Through Co-operative Education program?

Community Integration Through Co-operative Education admission requirements

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

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)/Certificate (OSSC), or be at least 19 years of age on the first day of classes
  • Demonstrate academic needs which require curriculum modification, accommodation, and Learning Facilitator support in order to succeed
  • Demonstrate a level of independence that does not require constant supervision

First-year enrolment is limited, satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants must complete the selection process to determine admissibility.

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Selection Process

Applicants must complete the selection process in order to be considered for admission. Though completion of the selection process does not guarantee admission, admission is not possible without a completed process.

All applicants must:

  • have a third party complete an Advocate Reference Form;
  • book and attend a program admissions interview where they will be asked to complete comprehension exercises and answer questions about themselves.

Information about, and materials related to, this process is provided in a mail-out to each applicant after their application to the program through 

Admission details

Students may be required to obtain a criminal reference/vulnerable sector check for their CICE field placements. This information is communicated to the student by the Field Placement Officer.

What career paths can I take as a graduate of this program?

Your Community Integration Through Co-operative Education certificate gives you many career opportunities

Graduates of the program may find a variety of entry-level jobs. Students may choose to apply to other college programs after completing the program provided admission requirements are met. All other college programs are completed without modification or Learning Facilitator support.

Why study Community Integration Through Co-operative Education at Georgian?

Pursue your interests and develop skills for workplace success!

Program highlights

  • CICE is an inclusive and integrated postsecondary certificate program completed over two years and designed for learners who require additional academic support.
  • The program helps students build greater confidence, independence, social skills and self-advocacy. Students develop and practise employability skills essential for the workplace.
  • CICE provides an opportunity to enhance academic and vocational skills through core and integrated courses, as well as career-related, supervised field placement experiences.

Program outcomes

In this program, you can expect:

  • a college experience
  • one-on-one academic support
  • the opportunity to learn skills that are essential for the workplace
  • real-world work experience


For general inquiries about the CICE program, please call 705.728.1968, ext. 1846 or email us.

What courses are included in the Community Integration Through Co-operative Education program?

Course overview

5 CICE Program Courses
1 Communications Course
3 Program Area of Study Courses
2 Elective Courses
1 General Education Course
3 Field Placements

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Community Integration Through Co-operative Education program outline.

  • CICE 1000 – Introduction to Computers
  • CICE 1001 – Employability Seminar 1
  • CICE 1004 – Field Placement Preparation
  • COMZ 1016 – Communication Essentials

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