Community Integration through Cooperative Education | St. Clair College
Program Code: C365
Status: Waitlisted
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Two Year - Ontario College Certificate
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Shannon Comartin
519-972-2727 ext. 4654

Program Overview

This program is designed to provide individuals with developmental disabilities and other significant learning challenges with the opportunity to experience college life, pursue a postsecondary education and develop skills that will help them prepare for employment. Students will engage with their peers in courses specific to the CICE program. Having chosen an individual vocational direction, each student will attend academic courses with their college peers. The support of a Learning Facilitator will be provided. The Learning Facilitator may attend classes, provide follow-up study skills, test preparation, and support course modifications when necessary.

CICE core curricula will include subjects covering communications, job and life skills, and human relations. Academic courses will be elective in nature and may be chosen from a variety of programs. Additional vocational areas may be added as the program progresses and grows. Work placement will help CICE students to develop and/or enhance vocational skills and involvement within their community. It is a goal that graduates will be able to function more independently and ideally, transition to volunteer or paid employment on a part-time or full-time basis.

Program Highlights

  • Provides opportunities to acquire life skills and vocational skills.
  • May provide skills for an independent lifestyle.
  • May lead to employment opportunities.
  • 3 field placement experiences.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma
OR Ontario Secondary School Certificate or equivalent
OR Mature Student Status

  • Developmental Disability
  • A level of independence that precludes constant support
  • Ability to manage transportation to the College and to the field placement
  • Participation in an interview
  • Supplementary Application Package for Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE)

Important Information

This is a HIGH-INTEREST program and has the potential to become oversubscribed. Applicants are advised to apply before February 1st. See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Transition To College
Everyday Communication And Computer Skills
Student Wellness
Field Placement Prep I
Academic Concentration #1
Academic Concentration #2
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Advocating For Yourself And Others
Field Placement Prep II
Academic Concentration #5
Academic Concentration #3
Academic Concentration #4
Field Placement I
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
Personal and Financial Management Skills
Field Placement Preparation III
Academic Concentration #7
Academic Concentration #8
Academic Concentration #6
Field Placement II
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
Advocacy in the Workplace
Academic Concentration Choice #9
Academic Concentration Choice #10
Academic Concentration Choice #11
Field Placement III

Past Cohorts:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
CIC100 Transition To College & Work 2
CIC101 Communication I 2
CIC102 Introduction To Computer Use 2
CIC103 Recreational Activities I 2
CIC104 Academic Concentration #1 3
CIC105 Academic Concentration #2 3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
CIC151 Communications II 2
CIC152 Strategies For Getting/Keeping A Job 2
CIC153 Recreational Activities II 2
CIC154 Academic Concentration #3 3
CIC155 Academic Concentration #4 3
CIC150 Field Placement 1 5
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
CIC201 Workplace Numeracy 2
CIC203 Recreational Activities III 2
CIC202 Personal Growth 2
CIC204 Academic Concentration #5 3
CIC205 Academic Concentration #6 3
CIC200 Field Placement 2 5
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
CIC251 Transition To Community & Work 2
CIC252 Relationships & Personal Issues 2
CIC253 Academic Concentration #7 3
CIC254 Academic Concentration #8 3
CIC250 Field Placement 3 5

View Pre/Co-Requisites for Community Integration through Cooperative Education

Synergy Placement Notice to Students

Pre-Placement Requirements

St. Clair College has partnered with Synergy Gateway Inc to provide you access to Verified - a platform that is used by students at other post-secondary institutions across Ontario for the purpose of digitally collecting placement requirements related to placement(s). Synergy Gateway Inc will provide support and clearance to help with your required documentation. You will be required to complete an Electronic Requirements Verification (ERV) Review through the Verified platform in order to receive clearance to begin your clinical placement. You will be provided access to "Verified" via a secure username and password. You will use Verified to:

  • Upload your pre-placement requirements documentation for review.
  • Book your Electronic Requirements Verification (ERV) service (this is a service that reviews the documents you have uploaded and provides you a status as to your eligibility to begin placements).
  • Track your ongoing requirements compliance.

Each student will receive log-in credentials to access Verified that will be sent to your St. Clair College email account. Please check your inbox, spam and junk mail folders for an email from the "Synergy Help Desk". You will be required to create a new password upon logging in. Be sure to view the video user guides and student guidebook to learn how to use the Verified platform.

Any associated fees for Synergy Gateway Inc to complete the pre-placement requirements are the sole responsibility of the students.

It is mandatory that students complete their ERV service through Verified to be eligible for your upcoming clinical placement.

Once your account has been set up with Verified, inquiries can be directed to Synergy Gateway Inc at You will need to submit a Help Desk ticket. Their Help Desk hours are Monday to Friday: 10 am - 3 pm, excluding holidays.

** Please note: If you are an International student completing a placement, you will require a valid COOP Work Permit.


(Please refer to your Synergy communications for full details)

Additional Placement Information

  • Students will participate in field placement opportunities in Semesters 2, 3, and 4 of the program, where they will gain employability skills within a workplace setting.
  • Students will attend these field placements independently. However, their Field Placement Learning Facilitator (LF) will be present on day one, during the midway evaluation, on their final day, and periodically as necessary.
  • The Field Placement Learning Facilitator is responsible for arranging placement and ensuring that both students and employers are supported.
  • Students must complete all three placement credits successfully to receive their CICE certificate
  • Students must meet the requirements for placement by the deadline provided to them to be eligible for placement

COVID-19 Vaccination Placement Notice to Students

This is to make you aware that, although a COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend St. Clair College, most of our placement sites require students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be eligible to attend. Students who are not fully vaccinated cannot be provided with a placement for their program and, therefore, will not be able to complete their programs. Please be advised that COVID-19 booster shots and/or other requirements may become mandatory for placement, however, they are not currently required.

  • Student placements are assigned at the discretion of the program.
  • Students may be required to obtain further clearances for placement at the discretion of the placement site.
  • Student personal requests for placement cannot be accommodated.
    • Placements may be outside the Windsor/Chatham area
  • Students are responsible for their own accommodation.
  • Students are responsible for their own travel and all costs of placements.
  • Students are responsible for the cost of scrub uniforms/footwear and equipment (such as a stethoscope, a watch with a second hand) and other incidentals as required.
  • Placement schedules may include shifts on days, afternoons, weekends and holidays throughout the program based on placement needs and agency availability.

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2024-2025 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found on the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Community Integration through Cooperative Education (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code59650)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Participate successfully in college programs and activities.
  2. Develop and strengthen functional academic and essential employability skills in preparation for educational, volunteer and employment opportunities.
  3. Function with increased levels of independence in areas of social and life skills development within college and community settings.
  4. Apply self-management, self-advocacy, and interpersonal skills in daily activities and group or team settings.
  5. Use community agencies and partners as resources for increasing independence and on-going personal development