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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.

This program is not open to International students.


CICE Program Areas of Interest - Kingston Campus

Based on seat availability, and subject to change.

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Carpentry
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Esthetician
  • Fitness and Health Promotion
  • General Arts and Science
  • General Arts and Science - Pre-Trades Stream
  • Graphic Design
  • Hairstyling
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Music and Digital Media
  • Office Administration
  • Social Service Worker
  • Veterinary Assistant

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 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

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Program Name

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE)

Program Code



Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 Years (1 day/week)

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
SEMI 01CI CICE Seminar 01
PLAC 01CI Placement Simulation
COMM 01CI Basic Communication Skills
Program Electives (2)

Semester 2
SEMI 02CI CICE Seminar 02
PLAC 02CI CICE Field Placement 02
Program Electives (3)

Semester 3
SEMI 03CI CICE Seminar 03
PLAC 03CI CICE Field Placement 03
Program Electives (3)

Semester 4
SEMI 04CI CICE Seminar 04
PLAC 04CI CICE Field Placement 04
Program Electives (3)

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.
    1. November, 6, 2019, CICE Information Session 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Room 33300
    2. November 16, 2019, SLC Open House 9:00pm - 12:00pm, SLC Kingston
    3. January 15, 2020, CICE Information Session 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Room 33300
    • 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:

      Mail to:
      College Admissions Office
      St. Lawrence College
      100 Portsmouth Ave. 
      Kingston, ON K7L 5A6

    • 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


    To me being in the CICE Program at St. Lawrence College meant and still means that I'm a part of something very special. In the CICE Program the students are accepted as students, not because they need the extra help. They are seen in the eyes of truly amazing staff as spectacular individuals, and those staff members help bring the strengths to the surface.

    Kaitlynn Ward

    Program Contact

    Camilla Goobie

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:

    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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