Program Information

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) is a fully integrated two year College Certification program. This is a modified program designed for individuals with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and other related learning challenges. The program provides students with an opportunity to enhance their academic skills through integrated college classes, while also developing vocational abilities through career based field placement and experiential learning opportunities. 

Students choose an area of concentration from Lambton College’s many program offerings, based on seat availability. Examples include Construction Carpentry Techniques, Culinary Management, Tourism - Operations Management, Office Administration, Protection, Security & Investigation, Early Childhood Education, Sports & Recreation Management, Social Service Worker, Welding Techniques and more. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive an Ontario College Certificate in Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) from Lambton College.

The team of CICE Learning Specialists and the Employment Liaison provide students with in-class support, weekly tutoring outside the classroom, and job coaching. Students receive supports in the form of modifications and accommodations. Examples of modifications include altering the overall curriculum, changing the level of learning by adjusting the course learning outcomes, and tailoring assignments and tests to meet individual learning 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 setting.

Through the CICE program, students with learning challenges have the exciting opportunity to complete a college program with courses tailored through a modification process to fit their individual academic abilities.

Students benefit from experiential learning in valuable field placements opportunities in three of the four terms.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or O.S.S.C. or equivalent
or -
Be at least 19 years of age, out of high school for one year, and apply as an adult learner.

There is a competitive process to gain admission to this limited enrolment program. Applicants must apply to CICE online at Applicants will be contacted to arrange for interviews and references. These interviews and references are scored to determine who is offered admission to the program. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the February 1 equal consideration deadline due to limited space availability. 

Students must:

  • have a level of independence that precludes constant support
  • demonstrate academic needs requiring curriculum modification
  • be able to arrange transportation to/from the college and field placements 

Technology Requirements

In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, it is mandatory to own a reliable laptop to complete tests and assignments.

Course List

CICE-1502: Transitions to Fieldwork

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.

CICE-1602: Transitions to College

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 familiarizing students with various electronic resources. Students will also be oriented and integrated into Lambton College by exposing them to the variety of services and activities that are available to them.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Course 1: Area of Concentration

Course 2: Area of Concentration

Course 3: Area of Concentration

CICE-1022: Fieldwork A

Fieldwork-A provides the students with their first college experience in a vocational field. It is the venue for observing, identifying and incorporating the skills and theory taught in the classroom. Students will practice good work habits, such as being on time, 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, Job Coach and the CICE Employment Liaison.

CICE-1033: Self Awareness and Advocacy

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 life style.

Course 4: Area of Concentration

Course 5: Area of Concentration

Course 6: Area of Concentration

CICE-2002: Fieldwork B

Fieldwork-B Allows students to further develop sound work habits and interpersonal skills as they progress through training and work towards greater independence in the position. Specific student goals are created at the onset of the field placement and used as the basis of discussion and growth throughout the semester. Students will receive feedback from their Supervisor, Job Coach and the CICE Employment Liaison and work on areas which need improvement.

CICE-2013: Personal and Professional Growth

This course will allow the student to reflect upon the development of the whole person and 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. Students will continue to expand their skills in advocacy and self-determination.

Course 7: Area of Concentration

Course 8: Area of Concentration

Course 9: Area of Concentration

CICE-2022: Fieldwork C

Fieldwork-C students will continue to enhance interpersonal communication, improve upon their vocational skills and solidify sound work habits. Students will be given the opportunity to develop employment skills in order to prepare them for the working world. Students will continue to seek feedback on a weekly basis from their Supervisor, Job Coach and the CICE Employment Liaison.

CICE-2033: Transitions to Community

This course will assist the student in developing strategies for seeking employment, preparing for interviews, and practice 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 transition to the community.

Course 10: Area of Concentration

Course 11: Area of Concentration

Course 12: Area of Concentration

Each term, three courses will be selected from the student's area of concentration. Course selection will take place in consultation with a Learning Specialist.

Courses will be selected from within the post-secondary programs. Apprenticeship and part-time studies courses are not options for CICE students.

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates pursue a variety of employment opportunities, depending on the area of concentration they have chosen to study. For example, a student who has taken most of his/her courses in the Early Childhood Education stream may become an Early Childhood Education assistant. A student who focuses in the Office Administration area of study may secure employment as an office assistant. As well, some students may choose to enter other college programs after completing the program, if admission requirements are met.
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