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Community Integration Through Co-operative Education

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Code:
1343
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

Notice:

For more information, please contact:

Shannon Lipskie
Manager,Apprenticeship and Special Programs
519-748-5220 Ext 3382
slipskie@conestogac.on.ca

About the Program

The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is a two-year program designed to provide individuals with exceptionalities and other significant learning challenges opportunity to experience college life and enhance their academic and vocational skills with modified programming and support from Learning Strategists. The program includes a number of core courses common to all CICE students in topics such as human relations and communications, job skills, life skills, computer skills, and health and wellness. Other courses will be drawn from a number of current diploma programs in Community Services, Business, Media and Design and Health Sciences that reflect student interests and have been intentionally modified to suit the unique learning needs of this population. These modified courses will allow the CICE students to develop vocational skills associated with their elected area of interest.

Throughout the program, students will participate in work placements intended to develop and enhance work skills and involvement with the community. The program will support students to be more independent members of the community with the goal of transitioning to volunteer or paid employment on a part-time or full-time basis.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 12

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Community Integration Through Co-operative Education - Program # 1343

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Health Documentation Fee $104.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2310.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4230.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Health Documentation Fee $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 4 (Program Start: 2015-01-06)
Description Fall 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00
Health Documentation Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2206.25
Year Total $2206.25

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Community Integration Through Co-operative Education - Program # 1343


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Health Documentation Fee $104.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7379.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14104.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Health Documentation Fee $0.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 4 (Program Start: 2015-01-06)
Description Fall 2016
International Program Tuition $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
Health Documentation Fee $0.00
ISR $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $7275.25
Year Total $7275.25

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CDEV1250 Introduction to College Life

Description: This course is designed to prepare students for the successes and challenges of college life. Students will experience the opportunity to develop skills related to organization, time management, note taking, and studying. They will be exposed to various teaching methodologies, physical spaces, and supports, and will be challenged to develop skills that enable them to participate as independent members of the college community.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CDEV1410 Independent Living

Description: With a view to supporting independent living skills, this course will challenge students to explore elements of independence and describe independent living as it relates to their individual situation. Through a combination of small and large group experiences, students will demonstrate independent living skills related to self-care, care of one's living environment, and successful work experiences.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO1880 Information Technology Skills

Description: This course will provide students with opportunity to develop basic computer skills required for college success and independent living, in the workplace and in personal life. Through practical, hands-on experiences, students will sharpen their academic skills in math and communication, and practice using technology related to their learning, working and socializing with others.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option - Theory
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

BUS1010M Introduction to Business Modified

Description: This course, modified for the CICE program, will introduce students to the foundations of Economics and Business both in Canada and globally. Students will explore various business structures as well as topics in economics, accounting, marketing, and operations management.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE1020M Foundations Of Curriculum Modified

Description: This modified for CICE course introduces the concepts of emergent curriculum and play to the beginning early childhood educator. The early childhood environment and the role of the educator is examined through the lenses of play, diversity and creativity. Observation, reflection and documentation are used as the basis for planning for children's learning. Learners are introduced to the provincial Early Learning Framework, the Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators, and the College of ECE Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE1030M Introduction To E.C.E. Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course is an introduction to the profession of Early Childhood Education. Elements of high quality child care curriculum will be explored. As students learn about the early childhood educator's role in the child care environments. The role of the early childhood educator in fostering emotional well-being and social competence will be studied. The early childhood educator's use of positive guidance to facilitate the child's growing self-concept and self-control will be examined and the aspects of carefully designed schedules and the role they play will be explored.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1080M The Art of Storytelling Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course forms the basis for further studies in media programs, providing students with the opportunity to craft and deliver their own story. The art of storytelling is a fundamental component of media and communications; media students will draw on these experiences throughout their future academic and professional careers.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1610M General History of Design Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course is an introduction to the history and the practice of art and design. With a focus on graphic design as an example, all forms of design are investigated and will be appreciated within their historical context. Starting with the evolution of writing, students will study major historical shifts in design such as medieval manuscripts, the invention of moveable type, the Renaissance, etc., concluding with the beginning of the twentieth century.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

REC1060M Group Dynamics for Recreation Modified

Description: As Recreation leaders and facilitators, learners will work in many different group settings. Groups such as staff teams, committees, community groups, and interest groups are some of the types of groups they will encounter. This modified for CICE students course will explore and familiarize learners with the group process and its connection to the field. Learners will describe and apply positive group membership skills through various experiences as leaders and as participants.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

REC1140M Volunteerism in Recreation & Leisure Modified

Description: Volunteers are essential to leadership and service in the recreation and leisure field. Through this modified for CICE program course, learners will be introduced to how volunteerism, volunteer management and interprofessional practice relate to volunteer engagement. Through classroom activities and community engagement learners will define and apply a volunteer involvement model with not-for-profit agencies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option - Practical
Student must complete a minimum of 118 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

EDUC1580M Introduction to Practice Modified

Description: This course introduces students to working in practice settings related to their area of interest and specialization. Students will have an opportunity to observe others working in those settings and under their direction carry out specific tasks which have been assigned. Emphasis is placed on beginning to develop an understanding of work requirements related to the student's area of interest and specializations. Students will have opportunity to practice skills related to working in a structured setting, communicating with others and becoming responsible.
Hours: 118
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
COMM1325 Personal and Professional Communication

Description: This course will provide students with opportunity to develop personal and professional communication skills. Students will explore elements associated with verbal and non-verbal language from the perspective of both speaker and listener. In addition, students will demonstrate communication skills that enhance social engagement and communication skills that support successful work experiences.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FPLT1420 Preparation to Practice

Description: In conjunction with students' areas of specialization courses, this course will prepare students for practice in a chosen field. Students will explore the components of being a dependable member of a team. They will develop skills associated with dependability and reliability and apply these in a practical work setting in the community.
Hours: 203
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HEAL1800 Introduction to Health and Wellness

Description: With a view to getting healthy and staying healthy, students will be introduced to personal and societal elements that contribute to health and wellness. Students will explore the benefits and consequences of individual choices related to health and wellness; will reflect on personal decisions related to health and wellness; and will create a plan for healthy living.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OHS1320 Safety in the Workplace

Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself while on an unpaid work placement within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while on unpaid work placements, as well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their Placement Employers. Participants in this course are required to provide informed consent regarding WSIB or other insurance coverage while on an unpaid work placement
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option - Theory
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

CDEV2150M Career Planning Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course emphasizes the knowledge, skills, behaviours, and activities required in order to identify appropriate, career-related employment opportunities. The focus of the course is a typical job search process for entry-level roles. Students will learn to evaluate their skills through self-assessment, complete research about job opportunities, and develop self-marketing techniques. The development and effective use of cover letters, resumes, and outlining achievements will aid career decision making. Mock interviews will provide the student with interview experience as well as feedback on their strengths and areas to be improved.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1010M Writing for Media-Basics Modified

Description: This modified CICE course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Level One – Basic Writing, with a focus on writing for careers in the media and communication field. Applications will include broadcast and print media as well as the internet and other modern communications media.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE1050M Health Safety & Nutrition Modified

Description: This modified CICE course will address the interrelationship of health, safety, and nutrition for children of all ages and age groups. Students will examine current legislation, agency policies and evidence-informed practices in order to develop and maintain health, safety and nutrition practices that emphasize prevention and recognition of illness and injury to individual and groups of children in early learning and care settings. In addition, students will develop and evaluate healthy and safe early learning practices that combine to establish diverse, equitable and accessible learning opportunities for children and their families.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE1370M Introduction to Early Learning Modified

Description: This modified CICE course will introduce students to the profession of Early Learning and Care. Within the scope of professional practice, the variety of settings, and the range of other professionals with whom educators interact, students will examine the evolution of the profession and the language that describes it. Students will consider and explore the relevant legislation and regulations, regulatory bodies, curriculum documents as well as curriculum approaches that impact the practice, of early learning and care. Specifically, they will examine how these shape professional practices and others' views of those practices.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE2010M Infant And Toddler Programs Modified

Description: This modified for CICE course will familiarize the student with the unique needs of infants and toddlers in Early Childhood Education settings. Emphasis will be placed on the central role of relationships in creating a holistic curriculum for infants and toddlers. The connection between observation, documentation, implementation, and reflection will also be examined in the context of creating child-centered infant and toddler curriculum. A variety of philosophical approaches will be examined along side of the principles of the ELECT document. Criteria for ensuring high quality physical environments will be introduced.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE2060M School Age Programs Modified

Description: This modified for CICE course will expand on knowledge of developmental norms and needs of 5-12 year olds. Emphasis will be placed on using this knowledge in planning a quality program for this age group and on acquiring an understanding of the role of the Early Childhood Educator in school-age programs. Curriculum design will follow the principles of facilitating learning through observations, reflections and documentation of children's play.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIT1040M Group Fitness Leadership Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course focuses on the principles of group fitness instruction and program development including exercise intensity, flexibility techniques, exercise recovery and body composition.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1380M General History of Media Modified

Description: This modified CICE course will provide students with a basic overview of the history of media, from the early cave drawings to modern day communications via iPod and the Internet. Students will explore the impact of media has had on society and determine the role media has played in shaping the world in which we live.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1620M General History of Design II Modified

Description: Building on the knowledge acquired in LIBS1610 - General History of Design I, this modified CICE course will focus on the historical overview of art and design from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. Students will explore movements through in art and design such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, the rise of the advertising industry, and ending with post-modernism. Issues of architecture, design, and visual art during these periods will be highlighted to gain a better understanding of change, where we are today and where we may be headed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: LIBS1610
CoRequisites:

LIBS1731M Introduction to Personal Finances Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course focus on providing students with the knowledge required to effectively understand and manage their personal financial situation. It will provide a foundation for students to develop personal financial goals and to avoid many common financial problems. Topics covered will include personal cash flow and budgeting, establishing and maintaining a good credit rating, the effective use of credit, understanding group benefits, RRSPs, TFSAs and pension plans. The course will also address various types of insurance coverage and investment products
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

REC1080M Dynamics Of Leadership Modified

Description: Building on the understanding of the importance of working in groups, this modified CICE course will challenge students to explore leadership styles and their role in motivating others for a common goal. Students will explore various leadership styles and explain how these styles complement diverse populations in recreation settings. They will assess their personal leadership styles in order to understand and demonstrate effective skills that support the development of inclusive programs and contribute to healthy communities and express skills to engage volunteers and others to work toward a common goal.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

REC1120M Healthy Lifestyles Throughout the Lifespan Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course will challenge the learner to develop an appreciation of the value of healthy living for individuals, groups and communities. The learners will gain an understanding of the emerging importance of utilizing the vitality approach in recreation and leisure service program delivery. Learners will research and assess intentional recreation and leisure healthy lifestyle strategies. The learner will be encouraged to observe and critique the inter-professional delivery model as it relates to the integral contribution of recreation and leisure services.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
COMM2190 Personal and Professional Growth

Description: Students will gain an understanding of the importance of self-awareness in developing confidence and self-esteem. Through classroom and practice experiences, students will explore their own strengths and qualities, develop skills in describing those to others, and develop a plan to sustain those strengths. They will consider how their actions and behaviours contribute to their growth personally, to their social interactions with others, and in a work setting.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM2200 Community Awareness

Description: Students will develop an increased awareness of the college and surrounding communities. Students will focus on current events both in the college and outside of the college with a view to better understanding these events and associating with them in order to participate more fully as community members. They will reflect on these events and examine them for their benefits to individuals and community.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FPLT2165 Field Placement I (Community Integration Through Co-operative Education)

Description: In conjunction with students' areas of specialization courses, students will participate in a field placement experience. Through this, students will demonstrate the components of being a dependable member of a team and develop skills for potential future work opportunities.
Hours: 203
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HEAL2020 Healthy Living

Description: Building on previous courses, students will continue to explore personal and societal elements that contribute to health and wellness. With a focus on healthy eating, students will develop skills to plan for, choose and prepare food. In addition, they will explore the benefits and consequences of fitness and its role in a healthy life. Students will create a fitness plan and will participate in fitness experiences.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option - Theory
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

ARTS1125M Drawing 1-Life Drawing Modified

Description: This course is modified for the CICE program and is designed to introduce students to the fundamental approaches to successfully draw the human figure. By studying the structure of the human body and anatomy (musculature), students will work with gesture, line, shape, value, volume and atmospheric perspective to develop both short and sustained drawings. Charcoal, Conte, pencil and various other traditional drawing media and techniques will be explored as methods of description.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS1010M Introduction to Business Modified

Description: This course, modified for the CICE program, will introduce students to the foundations of Economics and Business both in Canada and globally. Students will explore various business structures as well as topics in economics, accounting, marketing, and operations management.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1010M Writing for Media-Basics Modified

Description: This modified CICE course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Level One – Basic Writing, with a focus on writing for careers in the media and communication field. Applications will include broadcast and print media as well as the internet and other modern communications media.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1110M Language Fundamentals Modified

Description: This modified for CICE course focuses on the development and mastery of grammar, sentence structure, and standard English usage required for clear writing. Students will also review and practice the rules of punctuation and apply them to sentences and paragraphs that will prepare them for future courses in Business Communications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1835M Presentation Skills-Visual and Verbal Modified

Description: This course is modified for the CICE program and will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE1020M Foundations Of Curriculum Modified

Description: This modified for CICE course introduces the concepts of emergent curriculum and play to the beginning early childhood educator. The early childhood environment and the role of the educator is examined through the lenses of play, diversity and creativity. Observation, reflection and documentation are used as the basis for planning for children's learning. Learners are introduced to the provincial Early Learning Framework, the Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators, and the College of ECE Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE2180M Teamwork in Professional Practice Modified

Description: This course modified for the CICE program, explores professional practice in the context of a collaborative early learning team that embraces a commitment to team work, respect and social justice. Students will identify the variety of members who make up the early learning teams and analyze the scope of practice and the unique contributions of each member in supporting the child and the family. Through self-reflection and analysis of professional documents, students will critique and practice effective strategies for initiating and maintaining reciprocal and positive relationships with members of the early learning team.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

REC1080M Dynamics Of Leadership Modified

Description: Building on the understanding of the importance of working in groups, this modified CICE course will challenge students to explore leadership styles and their role in motivating others for a common goal. Students will explore various leadership styles and explain how these styles complement diverse populations in recreation settings. They will assess their personal leadership styles in order to understand and demonstrate effective skills that support the development of inclusive programs and contribute to healthy communities and express skills to engage volunteers and others to work toward a common goal.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

REC1120M Healthy Lifestyles Throughout the Lifespan Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course will challenge the learner to develop an appreciation of the value of healthy living for individuals, groups and communities. The learners will gain an understanding of the emerging importance of utilizing the vitality approach in recreation and leisure service program delivery. Learners will research and assess intentional recreation and leisure healthy lifestyle strategies. The learner will be encouraged to observe and critique the inter-professional delivery model as it relates to the integral contribution of recreation and leisure services.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 4
CDEV2170 Transition to Community

Description: Students will explore possibilities for life after college. Building on their college experiences, students will create a plan for transitioning into community life. They will explore and make contact with community resources that would facilitate this transition and contribute to independent living. They will participate in resume writing, developing a budget and planning for social activities.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FPLT2185 Field Placement II (Community Integration Through Co-operative Education)

Description: In conjunction with students' areas of specialization courses, students will participate in a field placement experience. Through this, students will continue to develop skills associated with being a dependable member of a team and develop skills for potential future work opportunities.
Hours: 203
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HEAL2030 Staying Healthy

Description: With a focus on healthy living and well-being, students will integrate their course knowledge and experience and create a plan for staying healthy. They will consider the many perspectives of individuals' lives (physical, social, emotional, work, and financial), and explore these as they relate to themselves. Through this, they will develop skills for independent living and healthy contribution to community.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option - Theory
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

COMM1835M Presentation Skills-Visual and Verbal Modified

Description: This course is modified for the CICE program and will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECE1370M Introduction to Early Learning Modified

Description: This modified CICE course will introduce students to the profession of Early Learning and Care. Within the scope of professional practice, the variety of settings, and the range of other professionals with whom educators interact, students will examine the evolution of the profession and the language that describes it. Students will consider and explore the relevant legislation and regulations, regulatory bodies, curriculum documents as well as curriculum approaches that impact the practice, of early learning and care. Specifically, they will examine how these shape professional practices and others' views of those practices.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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ECE2070M Partnership With Families Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course explores the partnership between the early childhood professionals and the families of children enrolled in early learning and care programs. Students will examine the structural, cultural, and developmental diversities of families in order to validate them as the primary support for children and their learning. Students will articulate the role of the educator in establishing and maintaining strong reciprocal relationships with families that are compatible with ethical and professional obligations. They will explore and practice engaging strategies that highlight collaboration with families.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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ECE2085M The ECE Professional Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course will examine the evolution of early learning and care as a profession and the repositioning of the role of the educator within that profession. Students will examine and critique the documents that shape the profession in order to explore the changing professional and social image of the child, the educator and the profession. They will analyze their professional practices and through a process of self-reflection will examine the impact of those practices on their emerging professional identity. In addition, they will create a professional development plan that recognizes documented abilities, professional interests and a commitment to continuous learning.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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EDUC1550M Role of the Educational Assistant Modified

Description: Through a lens of professional relationship building and communication, in this modified CICE course students will examine the roles and responsibilities of the Educational Assistant as a member of the multi-disciplinary educational team. Students will review and discuss how provincial legislation, and school board policies, procedures and protocols relate to the responsibilities of this role. In addition, they will review and develop strategies for creating inclusive environments that contribute to safe, caring, and secure educational settings for children and youth.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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LIBS1080M The Art of Storytelling Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course forms the basis for further studies in media programs, providing students with the opportunity to craft and deliver their own story. The art of storytelling is a fundamental component of media and communications; media students will draw on these experiences throughout their future academic and professional careers.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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REC1090M Program Planning Modified

Description: This modified for CICE students course focuses on the importance of developing inclusive programs that are fiscally sustainable and respond to the diversity of all those who will use them. Students will assess the needs, interests and abilities of individuals and groups in order to develop, implement and evaluate inclusive recreation, leisure and wellness programs within an established budget. They will incorporate customer service strategies as well as safety and accessibility practices that reflect consideration of facility requirements and support the well-being of all participants. Students will communicate the benefits and details of programs through the use of comprehensive and inclusive marketing and promotional strategies.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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REC2010M Community Development Modified

Description: As emerging professionals this modified for CICE students course will broaden the student's understanding of the field of recreation and leisure services to include the concept of developing healthy communities. They will integrate the models and processes related to community development with the roles and responsibilities of recreation practitioners in community agencies and create strategies that facilitate the development of volunteers as team members. Through the application of community development strategies, students will advocate for healthy communities and engage community partners in the process of inclusive programming and event management.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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