SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT ( Archived )
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Program Type: AS Degree/Certificate of Achievement

Division: Performing and Communication Arts

Program Description:
This curriculum prepares students to be registered with the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Medical Licensing Board of the State of California as Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs), thereby allowing them to be employed in public and private schools, special education sites, community agencies, hospitals and healthcare facilities, and private practices under the supervision of a licensed and ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Students will be trained to assist the Speech-Language Pathologist in the assessment and treatment of articulation, language, voice, fluency and other communicative disorders in children and adults.

A Certificate of Achievement and an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree are awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better. This certificate, when coupled with the A.S. degree, will enable the student to apply for registration with the Licensing Board as Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. The Licensing Board recognizes Pasadena City College as an approved training program. Note: Certification is pending with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Students with a B.A. degree should call the Performance and Communication Arts Division to discuss articulation of course work.

Many of these courses are offered only once a year, therefore, it is strongly recommended that students follow the sequence outline below. All SPEECH courses must be taken in the given sequence. However, the remaining courses may be taken at any time during your course of study.

The following courses must be completed to meet the Associate of Science degree requirements AND ASHA competency:

Engl 1A or 100; Engl 10
Psych 24 (Psych 21 and 22 may be substituted for Psych 24)
Speech 10

All other requirements of the Associate of Science degree can be found Section IV of the College catalog.

Note: English 10, 12 and Psych 24 are not offered regularly. Check with the English and Social Sciences Divisions for scheduling information.

Effective academic year: 2005-2006

Required Units in the Major:    34

Required Courses
  Semester I (9 units)
SPCH 003 - VOICE AND DICTION (3.0 units)
  SLPA 018 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ENGL 012 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (9 units)
SET 100 - INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS (3.0 units)
  ASL 010A - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (3.0 units)
  SLPA 119 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (8 units)
SLPA 123A - COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION (3.0 units)
  SET 105 - BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3.0 units)
  SET 122 - SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD PRACTICE (2.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (8 units)
SLPA 123B - COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: REMEDIATION (3.0 units)
  SPCH 126 - SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT FIELD WORK (2.0 units)
  CHDV 015 - PRINCIPLES OF HOME, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None