LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, AAS


The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program is designed to provide comprehensive academic education along with practical experiential training for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. An SLPA works under the direct supervision of licensed or certified speech-language pathologists to provide speech and language therapy services following a documented treatment plan, assist with documentation of speech-language pathology services in educational or healthcare settings, provide clerical support, administer speech, language and hearing screenings, and report information to the speech language pathologist. The program content is based upon the recommendations of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program provides training in working with speech and language disordered adults and children while providing students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in working with clients/patients in a variety of settings.

The program has limited enrollment and admits one class each fall. The prerequisite courses must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to entry into the program. Prospective students interested in the program should contact the SLPA Program Director for details about the admission and application process.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking relevant to speech-language pathology.
  2. Distinguish the differences between normal and disordered speech-language communication and hearing.
  3. Comply with professional/ethical standards related to the field of speech-language pathology.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills across various work settings.

Prerequisites


Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of ENGL 1010  as prerequisites for other courses.
  • Students are eligible to apply to the SLPA program upon completion of the course in this semester.

Prerequisite Total: 6 Credits


First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Semester Total: 16 Credits


Fourth Semester


Milestones


  • Completion of AAS degree in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.

Semester Total: 13 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 65 Credits


Program Comments

Students planning to apply to the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program should work closely with their Advising Team regarding course sequence options required for completion prior to program application.

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Speech-Language Pathology Assistants are skilled support personnel who perform speech and language therapy, and related clinical tasks, under the direction of a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Certified SLPAs are most often employed in private or public school settings and healthcare.

Additional information on careers in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.