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Communication Speech-language Pathology Assistant


The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program curriculum prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist at special education sites, community agencies, health care facilities, and private clinics. Students will be trained to assist in the speech and language rehabilitation of communication disordered children and adults.

A Certificate of Achievement and an Associate of Science (AS) degree are awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better. The certificate when coupled with the A.S. degree is in the process of being recognized by a national accrediting agency, the American Speech-Language/Hearing Association (ASHA).

This program requires certain tests required for public safety and public health; such as tuberculosis tests, fingerprinting, and felony disclaimer. These tests will be paid for by the students participating in the program. Contact the Communication Skills division for detailed information at (209) 954-5252.

Application Procedure

1. Applicants must have been admitted to San Joaquin Delta College. An application for admission to the college must be on file. (Contact the Admissions and Records office, Holt Center, Room 101, for an admission application.)
2. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age.
3. All applicants must satisfy the College's assessment placement test requirements.

Selection Procedure

All applicants who meet the admission criteria will be included. The only restriction will be number of students that can be placed in community programs for clinical practicum.




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