AS Degree - Major in Communication: Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

Communication Skills Division

Upon successful completion of the certificate, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge and training to conduct speech-language screening, without interpretation, and using screening protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist; provide direct treatment assistance to patients or clients under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist; follow implementing documented treatment plans or protocols developed by a supervising speech-language pathologist; document patient or client progress toward meeting established objectives; report the information to a supervising speech-language pathologist; assist a speech-language pathologist during assessments, including, but not limited to, assisting with formal documentation, preparing materials, and performing clerical duties; schedule activities and prepare charts, records, graphs, and data; perform checks and maintain equipment, including, but not limited to, augmentative communication devices; and assist with speech-language pathology research projects, in-service training, and family or community education.

Total Units Required: 61.5
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
MATH 82 Intermediate Algebra 4
COMM 1 Communication Disorders: Speech & Language Development 3
COMM 2 Communication Disorders: Introduction to Speech Pathology & Audiology 3
ENG 1A Written Communications 3
PE 1D Beginning Swimming for Health 1.5-2
COM ST 7 Intercultural Communication 3

Second Semester
BIOL 11 Human Biology 4
COMM 3 Communication Disorders: Therapy Analysis & Field Practice 4
FCS 34 Children with Special Needs 3
PE 9A Beginning Individual Conditioning 1.5-2
COM ST 3 Interpersonal Communication 3

Third Semester Units
COMM 5 Communication Disorders: Materials
& Procedures for SLPA's 3
FCS 21 Early Childhood Development 3
HUM 4 Introduction to Linguistics 3
POLSC 1 American Government & Institutions 3
PSYCH 1 Introduction to Psychology 3

Fourth Semester
BIM 38 Office Technologies 3
BIM 39 Office Management 3
BIM 42 Records Management & Filing 3

COMM 7 Communication Disorders:
Service Delivery Issues for SLPA's 3
COMM 9 Communication Disorders:
Assessment & Remediation 3
FCS 19 Human Development 3
SL 22 Elementary American Sign Language 3

NOTE: Please refer to page 63 for program Special Admission Requirement information.