Admission Requirements & Steps to Apply

Applications received by February 1, 2024 will be given first consideration for intake meetings. During the intake meeting, students will have an interview and a skills assessment for consideration for acceptance into the program. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date, however, until the program is full.

In order to be considered for an intake meeting, the following supporting documents are required:

  • Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or a Certificate of Accomplishment, equivalent, or mature student status.
  • Demonstration of academic needs that require curriculum modification in order to succeed (i.e. Individual Education Plan (IEP), Annual Education Plan (AEP), Psychological Educational Assessment, or other supporting documentation).
  • Two confidential references. Please note: the CICE staff will communicate directly with the confidential references listed on your student application form.

Application information is collected to assess eligibility for admission under authority granted by the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act. The College will grant access to members of the admissions committee and others strictly in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You may direct your questions to Don MacIver at

    As the selection process unfolds, applicants must be able to meet the following preliminary criteria:

    • Attend an information session.
    • Demonstrate a level of independence which does not require any support and supervision in the college or at placement.
    • Ability to succeed in the program: building of skills for potential employment and demonstrate and enhance functional academic skills
    • Have a willingness to participate fully in the program in all elements of programming.
    • Ability to participate in programming without risk to health and safety of self and others.
    • Ability to provide own transportation to and from the college and field placement locations.
    • Participate in an individual application intake process to determine program suitability:
      • An interview with a small group of CICE and College staff,
      • A skills assessment (communication skills, computer literacy, and reading comprehension, etc.), and
      • Confidential references check components to determine program suitability.
    • Criteria to be considered during the intake process, but not limited to:
      • Communication skills,
      • Independence,
      • Self-motivation, and
      • Digital skills. 
    • Additional meetings may be required to assess unique individual needs. 

    Please note:

    • All students in this program will require a Windows laptop. Tablets, Chromebooks, or MacBooks are NOT suitable.
    • Students who are eligible for OSAP may be eligible for funding for assistive technology, including a laptop.

    Application Process

    Step 1 - Attend a CICE Information Session. Check the “Events” section at the top of this page for a list of upcoming information sessions (November & January). If you miss an information session, please contact the Program Liaison to discuss options.

    Step 2 - Complete and submit the following before February 1, 2024 for equal consideration:

    Kingston Campus Brockville Campus Cornwall Campus

    Step 3 - All applicants will be required to provide document(s) listed above that demonstrate the student’s need for modifications, such as Individual Education Plan (IEP), Annual Education Plan (AEP), or other suitable supporting documents by February 15, 2024.

    Please note: CICE staff will contact all applicants directly about the process for submitting documents.

    Step 4 - If the applicant meets initial eligibility requirements, based on documents submitted, they will be contacted by the Program Liaison to schedule an intake meeting that includes an eligibility screening (interview and skills assessment, as referenced above).

    Step 5 - Conditional program acceptance may be granted, pending confirmation of ability and safety to participate, as determined by further individual assessments.

    If you have any questions about the steps or the required documentation, please reach out to the campus Program Liaison.

    Other Requirements

    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.