Overview - 2020/2021
The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is designed for adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, intellectual disabilities and other significant learning challenges. If you've received an Ontario Secondary School Certificate of Completion or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma that includes courses in the Locally Developed curriculum, 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 placement development 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 11 courses in that program, 6 core CICE Seminar courses 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.
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Admission Requirements - 2020/2021
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC) where curriculum modification was required
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
Completion of an Advocate Reference Form, Resume and Independent Interview*
* 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 CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
- 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.
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.
- Submit a complete applicant information package that provides evidence of:
Community Integration Through Co-Operative Education-2020/2021
Level 1 BSCI-1236 Transition to Fieldwork 4 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-1089 Transition to College 4 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-1493 Transition to College Technology 3 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 2 FLDP-1017 Fieldwork A 2.8 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-1237 Self-Awareness & Advocacy 4 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 3 FLDP-3015 Fieldwork B 2.8 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-1238 Personal & Professional Growth 4 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 4 FLDP-3016 Fieldwork C 2.8 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-1042 Transition to Community 4 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.
Careers - 2020/2021
Career OpportunitiesThe 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 Recreation and Leadership program may work at a retirement home, summer camp or resort in a support role
- A student who has taken courses in Early Childhood Education may become a day care aide or nursery school classroom aide
- A student who has studied Photography may become an assistant photographer or become a product photographer for online catalogues
- A student who has focused on Culinary may become a Sous Chef or Prep Cook in a restaurant kitchen
More Information - 2020/2021A Two-Year Ontario College Certificate ProgramProgram Code: CIT2
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Community Studies: 519-452-4224
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 one of the following areas: Culinary, Photography, Recreation and Leisure, Early Childhood Education and Office Administration. Students take 11 courses in a selected area of concentration as well as 6 core CICE seminar courses, and 3 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 provide students with in-class assistance and weekly tutoring outside the classroom. Learning Facilitators are responsible for designing and implementing any modifications or accommodations in course work that students may need based on their individual strengths. 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. A Field Placement Coordinator will work with students to locate and develop work placements that are best suited for a student's strengths and goals.The CICE program offers students with learning challenges the opportunity to complete a college program that is modified to fit their individual academic abilities and field placements that will showcase their skills and knowledge in their chosen field for potential employment.
Students starting in the September 2019 class can select from the following areas of concentration:
- Early Childhood Education
- Recreation and Leisure
- Office AdministrationLearning 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.