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Community Integration Through Co-operative Education

Available as a two-year program

The Community Integration Through Co-operative Education (CICE) program is designed for students with intellectual disabilities and other significant learning challenges interested in pursuing post-secondary education and experiencing College life. Through modified programming and field placement opportunities, this pathway program will help you develop skills that will prepare you to transition to volunteer or paid employment.

NOTE: This program is available to domestic students only.

This program will be delivered in a blended format (remote and in-person) for Winter 2021.

Interested in learning more about CICE?

Join the Microsoft Teams online session: Mandatory CICE Virtual Information Session for 2021-22 Applicants on Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 6 – 8 pm. If you register for this session, attend, and apply to Loyalist for September 2021, we’ll cover your $95 application fee!*

Please email Robin Schock at to secure your spot.

*New Fall 2021 applicants only (who have attended this session and applied to Loyalist College between January 18, 2021 and March 31, 2021). To receive your free Loyalist College application voucher, email Other conditions may apply.
  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Certificate

  • Start Date

    September entry

Find your career

This program will support you in the development of vocational skills, preparing you to transition to volunteer or paid employment on a part-time or full-time basis in a field that interests you.

Students will work towards fulfilling the following vocational learning outcomes during the CICE program:

  • Assess personal and professional abilities, strengths and methods to enhance job performance and well-being.
  • Communicate and collaborate in the work environment using skills, strategies and techniques that contribute to the achievement of goals.
  • Maintain an individual development plan that identifies personal and professional goals to enhance self-satisfaction and employability.
  • Review the resources, services and employment opportunities offered by community agencies to best align these offerings with personal needs and circumstances.
  • Develop and implement interpersonal skills and strategies to enhance self-satisfaction and employability.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Home Depot, Belleville – Josh Ferris Quade, 2019 CICE graduate 

How You'll Learn

Choose a program area of concentration from the College calendar at the onset of the program and take modified courses within that program each semester.

In addition, CICE students complete core programming that covers the following topics:

  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • Job readiness skills
  • Computer skills
  • Workplace safety skills

Experiential Learning

Students will benefit from participation in field placements intended to help develop or enhance vocational skills and community involvement. The program will enable participants to function more independently in their community as they transition to the workforce.


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