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Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)

Brockville Campus | Program Code: 0790
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Overview

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 CICE 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.

. 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.

This program is not open to International students.

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 Details

Code 0790
Start Date September
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Campus Brockville
Program Length 2 Years
Delivery Full-Time

Program Highlights

CICE Program Areas of Interest - Brockville Campus

Based on seat availability, and subject to change.

  • Business
  • Hairstylist
  • Mental Wellness and Addictions Worker
  • Office Administration - General
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Police Foundations

General Arts & Science Streams:

  • Community Interest
  • Creative Interest
  • Fitness, Health, and Wellness
  • Humanities

Please let us know if there is a program offered on our campus that is not listed here. We can see if it might be an appropriate fit for a student working towards a certificate in CICE.

Program Outline

2022-2023

This course is designed to help students develop and practice the communication skills needed to succeed both in their chosen program of concentration and in the workplace. The course will cover the basic elements of effective communication.

This course will provide students with their first experience in a vocational field. Students will be evaluated on establishing basic work skills such as being on time, participation, following directions, completing work assignments, interpersonal communication skills and overall skill development. Students will be closely supervised and are required to seek feedback on a weekly basis from their supervisor and/or their designate. Students will participate in a project-based placement simulation in preparation for field placement second semester. The project will include work place skill development and community-based activities in the second half of the semester.

Co-requisite(s): SEMI 1CI

This course is designed to facilitate the growth of the student into a well-rounded,competent employee. Group discussions will be held about the students'experiences at the college and in the workplace. Students will discuss theexpectations of field placement component of the CICE program and developstrategies for success in the workplace. Topics will include diversity, fitting in andacceptance and respect for oneself and others.
  • Courses selected from the student's chosen area of interest

This course is designed for the student to participate with support in a work experience in their chosen area of concentration. Sound work habits, and interpersonal skills in the field will be developed as the student progresses through their training. Specific learning outcomes are developed at the onset of the field placement, and student performance is evaluated throughout the semester

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 1CI

Co-requisite(s): SEMI 2CI

This course is designed to facilitate the growth of the student into a well-rounded, competent employee. By meeting as a group, the students will discuss their experiences in the field and in the classroom. Students will also discuss current issues and trends facing employees in the work world. Topics include solving problems in the workplace, communicating effectively in the workplace, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, coping and having fun in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 1CI

Co-requisite(s): PLAC 2CI

  • Courses selected from the student's chosen area of interest

This course is designed for the student to participate with support in a work experience in their chosen area of concentration. Sound work habits, and interpersonal skills in the field will be developed as the student progresses through their training. Specific learning outcomes are developed at the onset of the field placement, and student performance is evaluated throughout the semester.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 2CI

Co-requisite(s): SEMI 3CI

This course is designed to facilitate the growth of the student into a competent employee. By meeting as a group, the students will discuss their experiences in fieldwork. Students will begin to look at job search strategies including analyzing job ads, preparing for a job interview, and interviewing techniques. In addition, various community agency staff will be invited to discuss services available in the community related to support systems including, but not limited to job coaching and job placement. Students will develop self-evaluation tools and identify areas in which they excel and areas of performance which need improvement. Students will also develop methods for handling feedback in the workplace and strategies for improving performance as needed.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 2CI

Co-requisite(s): PLAC 3CI

  • Courses selected from the student's chosen area of interest

This course is designed for the student to participate in a work experience in their selected area of concentration. As a continuation of Field Placement 3, training and expectations will be at a higher level. Students will practice their interview skills and be interviewed by the field placement supervisor or designate. The student will be expected to continue good work habits and interpersonal skills and improved vocational skills that commensurate with their level of skill and ability. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving in the workplace, and having the knowledge of where and when to get assistance in work related matters. Specific learning outcomes are developed at the onset of the field placement with the student's input. Student performance will be evaluated throughout the placement, with a final evaluation at the semester's end.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 3CI

Co-requisite(s): SEMI 4CI

This course is designed to facilitate the growth of the student into a competent employee and prepare for employment. Students will review their educational and vocational experiences over the past three semesters and develop a skills profile cover letter and resumé highlighting their newly developed skills. Students will discuss their experiences in field work and other issues related to the working world. They will continue to learn and share job search strategies and practice their interview skills.

Prerequisite(s): PLAC 3CI

Co-requisite(s): PLAC 4CI

  • Courses selected from the student's chosen area of interest

Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applications received by February 1, 2023 will be given first consideration.  Applications will continue to be accepted after this date, however, until the program is full.

In order to meet the criteria of a successful application, 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
  • 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

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

  • Attend an information session
  • Demonstrate a level of independence which does not require constant support and supervision
  • 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 transportation to and from the college and field placement locations
  • Meet criteria based on an introductory conversation and skills assessment component to determine program suitability; additional meetings may be required to assess unique individual needs.

*Please Note:

  • All students in this program will require a laptop (not a tablet or Chromebook).
  • 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. Date to be determined (November 2022).

Step 2 - Complete and submit the following before February 1, 2023 for equal consideration:

Kingston Campus Brockville Campus Cornwall Campus
KingstonCICE@sl.on.ca BrockvilleCICE@sl.on.ca CornwallCICE@sl.on.ca

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, 2023.

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 introductory meeting that includes an eligibility screening.

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.

Placement

CICE student placements are organized by a Placement Liaison who understands specialized supports.

  • Placements are developed or chosen based on the Program of Interest/Stream or vocational interests of each student.
  • Students are required to attend placements each week throughout the semester
  • Numbers of hours and expectations increase each semester

Placement Partners Include:

  • childcare centres
  • schools
  • youth programs
  • senior centres
  • retirement residences
  • hair salons
  • restaurants and bakeries
  • retail stores (grocery, clothing, pet, hardware, etc.)
  • construction companies
  • maintenance agencies
  • farms and stables
  • fitness facilities
  • a variety or community agencies
  • and others

Fees

2022-2023

Tuition
Program Fees
Ancillary Fees
Total
CAD
Tuition
$2,721.36 CAD
Program Fees
$0.00 CAD
Ancillary Fees
$900.82 CAD
Total
$3,622.18 CAD

Fees are estimates only.  Tuition is based on two semesters.

Brockville

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Brockville Campus

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.

Testimonials

"It was easy to get help from teachers. All you had to do was ask. I am glad I attended the CICE Program in Brockville because of the accommodations I got in my classes and because of the nice people I met. I am glad I chose to attend school at St Lawrence College in Brockville."
Natasha Virani
"I think what I can most benefit from the experience I have gained from going to SLC is to never give up on myself even when it’s hard, to use my learning support, and my family whom I’m very grateful for their help. If I were to talk to future college students, I would tell them to go to SLC because they help you become a successful person."
CICE Alumni, Cody Gray

Program Contacts

Program Contact
Jodie Macquisten
jmacquisten@sl.on.ca
613.345.0660, ext. 1876

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