Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)
Credential: Ontario College CertificateProgram Code: 01071Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:
Humber’s Community Integration through Co-operative 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 independence 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.
All CICE facilitators and faculty are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in the social service field specifically working with adults with intellectual disabilities.
Due to a limited number of seats, this program is available only to domestic applicants.
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.
Beginning in Semester 2, you will have an opportunity to gain work experience by participating in an on-campus work placement. In your second year, you will be eligible to participate in a placement off-campus.
Who is Right for the CICE Program?
A person has an intellectual (also known as 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.
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:The CICE program receives 100+ applications each year. The number of seats available varies each year. For specifics, contact the program coordinator.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How to families/support workers stay connected with the CICE Program? A: Keeping open communication is an important key to success for all students in the CICE Program. Although the staff in the CICE Program try to maintain daily communication with all students, it is the student’s responsibility to keep them informed about how things are progressing. It is important to note that the students within the CICE Program are ADULTS. We, at the CICE Program, cannot share any information with family members, guardians, and/or support workers, without the consent of the student
The Humber Experience
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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.
Experience college life and develop skills that will help you increase your independence and enable you to become 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.
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