Feb 26, 2024
This program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders within the last 5 years or are in the final year of the bachelor’s program at a regionally accredited institution and are seeking to become a certified Speech-LanguagePathology Assistant (SLPA) through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) or the Wyoming State Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
The credit diploma can be completed in two semesters and is based upon the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and Wyoming State Board educational and field work experience requirements by providing 270 hours of clinical field work. The program will assist students in providing placement to ensure that each student receives 100 hours of direct treatment under the supervision an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist.
Prospective students interested in the credit diploma should contact the SLPA Program Director for details about the admission and application process. Applications are accepted annually and applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA on their baccalaureate transcripts.
Contact information is available on the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program website.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking relevant to speech-language pathology.
- Distinguish the differences between normal and disordered speech-language communication and hearing.
- Comply with professional/ethical standards related to the field of speech-language pathology.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills across various work settings.
Semester Total: 8 Credits
Semester Total: 10 Credits
Program Credit Hour Total: 18 Credits
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.
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.