2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 1120


Believe in yourself and find strength in the real you! The hardest part about meeting a new challenge is taking that first step. Be inspired to move forward on your next exciting journey. We’re right there with you.

Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) is a fully integrated two-year certificate program offering students with learning challenges, requiring modifications to their curriculum, more ways to enhance their academic, vocational and social skills.

The CICE Program focuses on inclusive education. There are 19 program areas of study that are paired with program-specific field placements for a range of hands-on learning opportunities. The CICE Program is designed to help you meet your full learning potential, and with in-class support and tutoring, you’re on your way to a whole new level of confidence in your abilities!

As a graduate of the CICE Program, you will partner with an employment support specialist to find the career that fits you. Your future is limitless.




Areas of Study

  • Business
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Computer Literacy
  • Construction/Pre-Trades
  • Culinary Skills
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Esthetician
  • Fitness and Health
  • General Arts
  • Millwright/Machine Shop Skills
  • Motive Power
  • Natural Environment - Adventure Recreation
  • Natural Environment - Fish and Wildlife Conservation
  • Office Administration
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Protection and Security
  • Social Service Work
  • Social Service Work - Indigenous Specialization



CICE101 - 6 Transition to College and Field Placement
Electives: + 3 courses in program area of study

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or) Certificate of Education, Achievement (or) Accomplishment (or) Mature Student Status.

Meet the CICE Community Integration through Cooperative Education program admission criteria, which will be mailed out once the application has been received.

Admission process


  1. Fill out an Ontario college application form (online: www.ontariocolleges.ca)
  2. Complete CICE admissions package.
  3. Attend a personal interview.
  4. Demonstrate academic needs that require curriculum modification.
  5. Demonstrate a level of independence that does not require constant supervision.


  1. Attend a program orientation session.
  2. Arrange for own transportation to and from the College and field placements. Due to the uniqueness of the CICE program, certain field placements may not follow a traditional time frame.
  3. Students must submit a completed Health Assessment form that is provided by the College. This assessment is a mandatory requirement for field placement and is required at the start of Semester. It is also recommended that students be vaccinated for Hepatitis B and have a flu shot.
  4. A current Police Record Check will be required when instructed to do so by the Employment Liaison Officer. The cost is the responsibility of the student. A current criminal record does not necessarily prevent the student from engaging in field placement, but agencies and the College have the right to deny field placement based on an existing criminal record. Under certain circumstances, in addition to the Police Record Check, fingerprints and/or completion of a Vulnerable Sector Check may be required.
  5. Field Placements which typically commence in the second semester, will only proceed when all required documents have been presented to the Employment Liaison Officer.

Clinical/Lab and Field Placement Requirements

All required documents for field placement must be completed and submitted eight weeks prior to commencing placement in Semester 2.

Career Path

Graduates of the CICE program follow many paths. Some volunteer using skills they acquired while in college; many obtain rewarding part-time or full-time employment, and some choose to upgrade to meet the entrance requirements for other college programs. Graduates proudly share that their college experience provided them with the confidence and skills to make choices and pursue employment, continue their education, and get involved in the community.

After graduating from the CICE program, Owen chose to upgrade and return to college to study Digital Film Production. He`s an outstanding mentor for other students, and uses his amazing skills developed in college to advocate though presentations and film.

As a graduate, Tyler is proud to use his skills obtained at college to volunteer at the hospital, and be able to give back to his community by supporting people in need.

As a graduate of the CICE program, Brandee obtained employment in her area of study and returned to college to further develop her skills and education. With her second diploma and work experience, Brandee continues to be gainfully employed in her field of study.

At college Eric studied Construction through the CICE program, greatly enjoyed his Field Placement experiences, and upon graduation he gained employment at a building supply company.

Inclusion, community involvement, vocational skill building and academic abilities are all cornerstones of the CICE program at Sault College. Graduates gain confidence, relevant skills and empowerment that they carry with them every day on their journey, wherever opportunity takes them.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


Each program area of study includes student electives, in combination with mandatory courses, and field placement.

CICE graduates returning as extension students to take elective courses through the CICE program are not eligible for OSAP funding, so alternative funding is required. For more information, please contact student.financial.assistance@saultcollege.ca or our general inquiry line of 705-759-2554, ext. 2704.

CICE Team Co-Leads: Velma Simon, (705) 759-2554 ext 2437, velma.simon@saultcollege.ca or Melanie Ross, (705) 759- 2554 ext 2321, melanie.ross@saultcollege.ca

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