2019-2020 College Catalog

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (A45730)

Associate Degree Program

Career Information

The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, who evaluates, diagnoses, and treats individuals with various communication disorders.  Courses provide instruction in methods of screening for speech, language, and hearing disorders and in following written protocols designed to remedial individual communication problems. Supervised field experiences include working with patients of various ages and with various disorders. Graduates may be eligible for registration with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and must be supervised by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. They may be employed in healthcare or education settings.

Special Admission Requirements

  • Application
  • High school transcript/Adult high school diploma/high school equivalency
  • College transcripts
  • Placement tests
  • Attend information session
  • MAR (Minimum Admission Requirements) Review
  • Health form after acceptance
  • Current Certification in CPR after acceptance
  • Criminal background checks/drug screening after acceptance

Fall Semester I

ClassLabCredit
ACA 115Success & Study Skills02

1

or

ACA 122College Transfer Success02

1

BIO 163Basic Anatomy & Physiology42

5

SLP 111Ethics and Standards for SLPAs30

3

SLP 140Normal Communication30

3

SLP 150Communication Disorders in Diverse Populations30

3

Semester Total:13415

Spring Semester I

ClassLabCredit
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30

3

PSY 150General Psychology30

3

SLP 112SLPA Anatomy & Physiology30

3

SLP 120SLPA Admin Procedures & Management20

2

SLP 130Phonetics/Speech Patterns22

3

Semester Total:13214

Summer Semester I

ClassLabCredit
CIS 110Introduction to Computers22

3

or

CIS 111Basic PC Literacy12

2

COM 120Intro to Interpersonal Communication30

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking30

3

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines30

3

or

ENG 114Professional Research & Reporting30

3

MAT 110Mathematical Measurement and Literacy22

3

Semester Total:9-10411-12

Fall Semester II

ClassLabCredit
PSY 241Developmental Psychology30

3

PSY 265Behavioral Modification30

3

SLP 211Developmental Disorders32

4

SLP 215Treatment Intervention32

4

SLP 220Assistive Technology12

2

Semester Total:13616

Spring Semester II

ClassLabCredit
SLP 212Acquired Disorders35

5

SLP 230SLPA Fieldwork012

4

SLP 231SLPA Fieldwork Seminar30

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 ,0, 3)30

3

Semester Total:91715
Total Hours: 57-583371-72