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

Division: School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts

Program Description:
This curriculum prepares students for employment as Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) 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 SLP in the assessment and treatment of articulation, language, voice, fluency and other communicative disorders in children and adults.

This certificate, when coupled with the A.S. degree, will qualify the student for registration as a SLPA with the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board of the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Students with a B.A. degree should call the Performing and Communication Arts Division to discuss articulation of course work. The Licensing Board recognizes Pasadena City College as an approved training program.

SLPA courses must be taken in the following order: SLPA 18, 119, 123A, 123B and 126. Eligibility for Engl 1A is a prerequisite for SLPA 18.

Effective academic year: 2011-2012

Required Units in the Major:    47

Required Courses
  SLPA 018 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY (3.0 units)
  &
  SLPA 119 - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (3.0 units)
  &
  SLPA 123A - COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION (3.0 units)
  &
  SLPA 123B - COMMUNICATION DISORDERS: REMEDIATION (3.0 units)
  &
  SLPA 126 - SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT FIELD WORK (2.0 units)
  &
  SPCH 003 - VOICE AND DICTION (3.0 units)
  &
  SPCH 010 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  SET 100 - INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS (3.0 units)
  &
  SET 105 - BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3.0 units)
  &
  SET 122 - SPECIAL EDUCATION FIELD PRACTICE (2.0 units)
  &
  ASL 010A - AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 015 - PRINCIPLES OF HOME, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY (3.0 units)
  &
  PSYC 024 - LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 001A - READING AND COMPOSITION (4.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 010 - INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (3.0 units)
  OR
  LING 010 - INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 012 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  OR
  LING 012 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None