• Overview - 2018/2019

    The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is designed for adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, intellectual disabilities and other related learning challenges. If you've received an Ontario Secondary School Certificate of Completion, this program will give you the chance to attend college and progress toward your career goals.

    Success will be a team effort. Learning Facilitators and an Employment Liaison will provide in-class assistance, weekly tutoring, and job coaching designed specifically for your learning strengths. Your courses will be personalized to meet your needs by modifying content, assignments and tests to focus on your strengths. You'll even have the technology you need to make learning accessible and engaging.

    Once you select the career path you're interested in, you'll take eight courses in that program, six core CICE Seminar courses, three electives and complete three field placements throughout the two-year program. When you graduate, you'll receive an Ontario College Certificate in CICE and will have the hands-on experience required to pursue your desired career path.

    Candace Blanchette
    Social Services Worker

    I chose Fanshawe College because I heard that it offered an amazing Social Services Worker program. I was introduced to my program by my support worker as an outlet to overcome the challenges and obstacles I have faced in my life living with a disability.

     

    Program coordinator:

    Robin Frkovic, MEd., BSc.
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x4085

  • Admission Requirements - 2018/2019

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) where curriculum modification was required
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
    AND
    Completion of an Advocate Reference Form, Resume and Independent Interview*

    Note:

    * The Advocate Reference Form, Resume and Independent Interview is a two-stage process:

    • Submit a complete applicant information package that provides evidence of:
      - an academic need which requires curriculum modification in order to succeed
      - a completed advocate reference form
      - a resume
      - a willingness to participate fully in the program
      - a level of independence that precludes constant support
      - provide own transportation to and from the College and field placement locations 
    • If selected, independently attend an interview with a Community Integration Through Co-operative Education (CICE) Review Panel

     

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Ability to check and reply to emails
    • Ability to use the telephone independently
    • Understand verbal instruction
    • Capable of interacting with others and participating in group work
    • Ability to accept and understand change
    • Ability to accept constructive feedback
    • Ability to use public transportation or arranged transportation independently
    • Understand the importance of keeping scheduled appointments
    • Ability to follow a schedule and navigate independently  
    • Can sit in a classroom for at least 50 minutes
    • Practices independent learning by preparing for tutoring sessions (completion of required readings, draft assignments, questions) when given appropriate tools for success (templates, software, etc.).

    Recommended Personal Preparation

    • Practices acceptable behaviour
    • Ability to accept and understand change
    • Practices proper personal hygiene daily
    • Basic understanding of sexual health and relationships
    • Ability to communicate thoughts, feelings and needs
    • Utilizes free time effectively

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    4. Assessment of Applicant’s skill set relevant to the program based on an Advocate Reference Form, Resume and Independent Interview;
      a) the applicant’s combined score on the advocate reference questionnaire and the independent interview
      b) the applicant’s performance on two comprehension exercises during the independent interview

    After the reference form and interview are complete, students who have passed both the film and reading comprehension exercises and whose combined scores are 70 or higher out of the 100 possible points are recommended for admission.
    The top scorers (depending on number of spaces available) are offered admission first. Those scoring above 70 who are not offered admission will be placed on a waiting list for the program.

    Post-Admission Requirements

    The following items are applicable to the program and are time sensitive.  Please refer to www.fanshawec.ca/preplacement for important information about preparing for placement by the due date.

    • Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening, including a check of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database

    Please Note: Required documentation and associated fees for placement will vary based on the program area chosen by the student.

  • Courses

    Community Integration Through Co-Operative Education-2018/2019

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory courses and 2
    additional courses
    BSCI-1236Transition to Fieldwork4
    This course will prepare students for the three field placement experiences that are required in the CICE program during subsequent semesters. Strategies to enhance job preparedness will include discussions on student rights and responsibilities, punctuality, effective communication, safe work practices and appropriate presentation of self.
    EDUC-1089Transition to College4
    This course is designed to facilitate the transition of the individual into a post secondary learning environment. The rights and responsibilities of being a student in the CICE program will be discussed. Topics to assist the student will include study skills, managing time, test-taking strategies, problem solving techniques and educating students on various electronic resources. Students will be introduced to Fanshawe Online and the Student Portal, Internet access, word processing and email. They will also be oriented and integrated into Fanshawe College by orienting them to the variety of services and activities that are available to them. Student peer mentors will also be established during this course.
    COMP-1493Transition to College Technology3
    This course is designed to foster the transition of the student into a post-secondary learning environment using available assistive technology to enhance learning outcomes across the CICE program. Using CICE designated laptops and iPads, the student will have opportunities to demonstrate their ability to access and utilize Fanshawe Online and Apple-based technology to accommodate their individual strengths and needs. Students will be oriented to word processing, keyboarding, and basic computing skills necessary to be successful within their core courses.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory courses and 3
    additional courses
    FLDP-1017Fieldwork A2.8
    This course provides students with their first experience in their vocational field of interest. During their fieldwork placement, students will observe, identify and incorporate the skills and theory that was taught in the classroom. They will practice good work habits such as punctuality, attendance, following directions, completing work assignments, interpersonal communication and overall skill development. Students will be closely monitored and will receive regular feedback from their supervisor and the CICE Employment Liaison.
    BSCI-1237Self-Awareness & Advocacy4
    Students will gain an understanding of the necessity of self-awareness in order to successfully advocate for themselves and to seek resources to support them in the workplace and/or community. Reflections on student experiences, conflict resolution strategies and suggestions for effective participation in the workplace and/or community will be exchanged. Students will develop a wellness plan to promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

    Level 3Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory courses and 3
    additional courses
    FLDP-3015Fieldwork B2.8
    This course provides students with their first experience in their vocational field of interest. During their fieldwork placement, students will observe, identify and incorporate the skills and theory that was taught in the classroom. They will practice good work habits such as punctuality, attendance, following directions, completing work assignments, interpersonal communication and overall skill development. Students will be closely monitored and will receive regular feedback from their supervisor and the CICE Employment Liaison.
    BSCI-1238Personal & Professional Growth4
    This course will allow the student to reflect upon the development of the whole person and to assemble a life plan to promote personal and professional growth. It will assist the student in developing skills necessary to effectively participate in a group environment by accepting and appreciating diversity.

    Level 4Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory courses and 3
    additional courses
    FLDP-3016Fieldwork C2.8
    This course provides students with their first experience in their vocational field of interest. During their fieldwork placement, students will observe, identify and incorporate the skills and theory that was taught in the classroom. They will practice good work habits such as punctuality, attendance, following directions, completing work assignments, interpersonal communication and overall skill development. Students will be closely monitored and will receive regular feedback from their supervisor and the CICE Employment Liaison.
    DEVL-1042Transition to Community4
    This course will assist the student in developing strategies for seeking employment, preparing for interviews, and practicing interview techniques. Students will learn how to write a cover letter and resume. Students will also learn about agencies and services available to them to support their transition to the community.

    Elective Courses
    Take 11 Elective Courses:
    Normally taken in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 17 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2018/2019

    Career Opportunities

    The graduates of the CICE program will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions depending on their area of interest. For example:
    • A student who has focused on the Hospitality and Tourism programs may become a kitchen assistant or work at a hotel or resort in a support role.
    • A student who has taken courses in Office Administration may become a secretarial assistant, a file clerk, a mail room attendant, data entry clerk or purchasing department aid.
    • A student who has taken courses in Early Childhood Education may become a day care aid or nursery school classroom aid.
    Overall, the possibilities for employment are only limited by the creativity of the person seeking the employment. Students of the CICE program can seek out many unique vocational opportunities with their newly acquired skills and field placement experience in the area that interests them.
  • More Information - 2018/2019

    A Two-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
    Program Code: CIT2
    Campus Code: LC (LC - London)

    September Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at
    www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

    School of Community Studies: 519-452-4224

    Program Description

    The Community Integration Through Co-operative Education program (CICE) is a two-year, post-secondary, modified college certificate program designed for adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, intellectual disabilities and other related learning challenges. The program provides students with an opportunity to enhance their academic skills through typical college classes, while developing vocational abilities through career related field placement opportunities.

    Students choose an area of concentration from Fanshawe College’s many program offerings, based on seat availability. Students take a minimum of eight courses in a selected skill area (area of concentration) as well as six core CICE seminar courses, three electives and three field placements distributed throughout their two academic years. Upon completion of the program, a student receives an Ontario College Certificate in CICE from Fanshawe College. They will have field experience in an area of interest that may assist them in locating employment in that vocational field upon graduating.

    A team of Learning Facilitators and an Employment Liaison provide students with in-class assistance, weekly tutoring outside the classroom and job coaching. Learning Facilitators are responsible for designing and implementing any modifications or accommodations in course work that students may need based on their individual challenges. Examples of modifications include changing the level of learning by adjusting the course learning outcomes and tailoring assignments and tests to meet individual needs. Accommodations depend on the student’s abilities and generally include note taking, scribing, extended test times and other related supports both inside and outside the classroom.

    The CICE program offers students with learning challenges the opportunity to complete a college program that is modified to fit their individual academic abilities.

    Students starting in the September 2018 class can select from the following areas of concentration:

    - Early Childhood Education
    - Recreation and Leisure
    - Photography
    - Office Administration
    - Tourism and Hospitality
    - General Education
    - Human Services Foundation
    - Culinary
    - Pre-Technology
    - Developmental Services Worker
    - Child and Youth Care
    - Police Foundations

    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. participate successfully and with equal opportunity in regular college programs and activities.

    2. apply self-management and interpersonal skills to develop and enhance skills for potential employment.

    3. develop and use effective communication and mathematical skills with peers, instructors, co-workers, supervisors, colleagues and where appropriate, customers and/or clients.

    4. implement and pursue on going personal development strategies and plans to improve academic and vocational opportunities.

    5. engage in effective personal and working relationship experiences in various settings both inside and outside the college community.

    6. interact confidently, independently, and positively with others both inside and outside the college community.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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