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Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)

Available at: Brockville | Cornwall | Kingston


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 concentration 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 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.

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This program is not open to International students.


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

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.

The Goals of the Program

  • participate with equitable opportunity in college programs and activities
  • test and develop skills for potential employment
  • develop and strengthen functional academic skills in communication and math in order to function effectively in the workplace
  • 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

Program Name

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)

Program Code



Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

To view a detailed fee schedule, please click here. The fee schedule will open as a PDF in a new window.

International Fees

This program is not open to International students.

Additional Costs

Textbooks, supplies, and placement attire vary depending on program area of concentration.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Click here to see a list of funding sources for students entering this program

Program Outline 2020-21

Semester 1
COMM 1CI Basic Communication Skills
PLAC 1CI CICE Placement Simulation
RELE 1 Restricted Elective 1
SEMI 1CI CICE Seminar 1
GENE General Education Course

Semester 2
PLAC 2CI CICE Field Placement 2
SEMI 2CI CICE Seminar 2
RNER 2 Pediatric and Adolescent Emergencies
RNER 3 Emergency Specialties I
RNER 4 Emergency Specialties II

Semester 3
PLAC 3CI CICE Field Placement 3
SEMI 3CI CICE Seminar 3
RELE 5 Restricted Elective 5
RELE 6 Restricted Elective 6
RELE 7 Restricted Elective 7

Semester 4
PLAC 4CI CICE Field Placement 4
SEMI 4CI CICE Seminar 4
RELE 8 Restricted Elective 8
RELE 9 Restricted Elective 9
RELE 10 Restricted Elective 10

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

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

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

    For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

    Stages of the application and selection process:

    Stage One

    • Attend an information session:
    • Tuesday, November 17th from 6:00pm-8:00pm or Tuesday, January 19th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    •  Fill out an Ontario Colleges application form by February 1st (online:
    • Complete and submit the CICE application package to St. Lawrence College’s Admissions office by February 15th*

    Email to:

    • As part of the application package, provide a confidential reference from an individual who has extensive knowledge of the applicant in an academic or vocational setting (family members excluded).

    Stage Two

    • Applications will be evaluated and qualified applicants will attend a personal interview.

    Stage Three

    • Once accepted, obtain a current Criminal Background Check just prior to November of the first year of study and submit a completed Placement Immunization Form.

    Stage Four

    • Attend an orientation session.

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


    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.

    Health Requirements


    I am very pleased with the results of my CICE certification at St. Lawrence College. I am in the employment market and soon or later and I will be employed. I do not think that I would have had that success on my own. I am grateful to the CICE team of teachers for their dedication and hard work. I am strongly recommend this course to anybody who has disability. God bless you all.

    Gajan Anpalahan

    Program Contact

    Cindy Adams

    Admissions Information

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    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    Student Workload: Students can expect to spend time on homework and assignments outside of the classroom. Students will have access to tutoring in addition to classroom hours. Tutoring sessions will be conducted by Learning Specialists from the CICE pro­gram and will be designed to meet individual student’s learning needs.

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