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Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 01071 Length: 4 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Must have a documented developmental/intellectual disability
  • Must be 19 years or older on the first day of classes (day after Labour Day)
  • Must be able to participate in an admissions interview to determine program suitability, interest and personal goals
  • Must submit all required documentation prior to the date stated in the admission package
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to participate fully in the program
  • Application to the CICE program must be received by the CICE office by February 1st

Note: Applicants will have graduated from high school with a Certificate of Achievement, Ontario Secondary School Certificate or equivalent. An Ontario Secondary School Diploma does not meet our admission requirements.

Students must arrange for their own transportation to and from Humber, from one campus to another (if applicable) and to field placement sites.

Students must have a level of independence that does not require constant support and supervision.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,837.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Note: Students are eligible to apply for the Humber Institution-Funded Bursary. They will receive the application form once they have been accepted into the program. Students are discouraged from applying for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for this program.

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Transferring from Another College or University

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Program Contact(s)

Rosanna To
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4288

Linda Colter
Program Assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 4493


Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106


International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386


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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89  $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) certificate program is designed to provide adults with intellectual disabilities (also known as developmental disabilities) the opportunity to experience college life. Our program is the first college program of its kind in Ontario and is a leader in building collaborative, inclusive communities that support and promote experiential and transformative learning. We want you to succeed and we will help you to develop skills you can use at college, work, home and in the community.

Our goal is to give you opportunities to build your confidence, leadership skills and inde -pendence by getting involved with the Humber community while advocating for yourself in a supportive environment. We do this through positive role-modelling and by highlighting the unique value of each individual and the benefits that come from interacting and working with others.

While participating in courses with your CICE classmates, you will learn skills that promote independence in areas such as communication, self-awareness, advocacy, community and leadership.

In your elective courses, you will explore a wide range of vocational areas and interests. Some of the elective program areas include Spa Management, Hospitality, Broadcasting – Radio, Tourism Management, Journalism, Landscape Technician, Business, Police Foundations and many more. Your CICE facilitator will adapt the elective courses to suit your specific needs so that you can participate.

All CICE facilitators and faculty are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in the social service field, specifically working with adults with intellectual disabilities. The CICE staff is committed to a student-centred approach and to student success.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Participate in regular college programs and activities.
  • Participate in active learning and community engagement opportunities using skills consistent with potential employer expectations.
  • Use functional academic skills in communications and math consistent with individual learning plan expectations.
  • Pursue personal areas of academic/vocational interest.
  • Function with increased independence with peers in areas of social and life skills development within a community college setting in accordance with expectations identified in the individual learning plan.
  • Create ongoing development plans to improve independence and health and wellness.


Work Placement

Beginning in semester two, you will have an opportunity to gain work experience by participating in an on-campus field placement. In your second year, you will be eligible to participate in an off-campus field placement.

Who is Right for the CICE Program?

A person has a developmental disability if the person has prescribed significant limitations in cognitive functioning and adaptive functioning, and those limitations:
    •    originated before the person reached 18 years of age;
    •    are likely to be life-long in nature; and
    •    affect areas of major life activity, such as personal care, language skills, learning abilities, the capacity to live independently as an adult or any other prescribed activity.
A student who would be appropriate for the CICE program would have graduated with their Certificate of Achievement, the Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) or equivalent, from high school.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much support is provided to students in the CICE Program?
A: After an initial assessment of the student’s needs in the first 2 weeks, Integration Facilitator provides approximately 5 hours of support each week per student. This support can take place in and out of class, and can depend on the unique needs of each student.

Q: How many courses and in class hours will I have per week?
A: Approximately 5 courses in the 1st semester and approximately 20 hours per week of class.

Q: How are students graded?
A: Students will receive a grade of Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. How to receive a Satisfactory grade will be explained to students in each course.

Q: How many people apply for the program?
A: In 2014, there were 27 seats available for our 1st year. The CICE Program receives approximately 120 applications per year.

Q: What are the admission requirements?
A: Applicants must:

  • Be 19 years of age or older by the first day of classes
  • Have a documented intellectual disability (also known as a developmental disability)
  • Participate in an admissions interview
  • Bring all completed documentation.
  • Have a willingness to participate fully in the program

NOTE: Students in the CICE program would have received their high school 'Certificate of Achievement', or 'Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC)' or equivalent. Students would NOT have received their 'Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)', even at a modified level.

Q: Is there any Financial Assistance?
A: Students are eligible to apply for the Institutional Special Bursary. They will receive the application form once they have been accepted into the program. Students are not encouraged to apply for OSAP for this program.

Q: Where do I go if I have other questions?
A: Contact Rosanna To, CICE Program Coordinator at 416-675-6622 ext. 4288 or

The Humber Experience

Steven Magni

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Developing Skills Toward Independence

This well-rounded education will help students develop the skills they will need to achieve greater independence and lead a meaningful and rewarding life. Students learn new skills, make new friends and become more prepared to pursue a variety of volunteer, job and social opportunities.

The Humber Advantage

Two CICE Students Win New Venture Seed Fund

In 2014, Mallorie Grabish and Justine Chen See, put forth a business proposal to create a Health Passport to assist adults with developmental/ intellectual disabilities to manage through the health care system. The passport will give information health care workers the information they need to do their job.

CICE Facilitator Receives Innovation of the Year Award

A CICE facilitator received Humber's Innovation of the Year Award for the creation of the Visual Storytelling Club.

Your Career

Experience college life and develop skills that will help you increase your independence and be more active in your community. Our program will give you the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and work contacts, and become more prepared to pursue a variety of volunteer, job and social opportunities.

How to Apply

Find out more about the application process, timelines and fill out the CICE Application form.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.