Curriculum

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Associate of Applied Science

A grade of "C" or higher is required for all courses in the SLPA program.

First Year Prerequisites

  Course Title Credits
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English 1: Composition 3

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  SLPA 1500* Introduction to Speech Language Pathology Assistant 3
  SLPA 1504* Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing 3
  SLPA 1505* Introduction to Speech and Language Development 3
  SLPA 1511* Introduction to Communication Disorders and Treatment 3
GenEd: CS COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 3
  SLPA 1502* Field Observation I 1
  SLPA 1506* Introduction to Phonetics 3
  SLPA 2500* Introduction to Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation 2
  SLPA 2505* Adult Communication Disorders 3
  SLPA 2530* Language Disorders and Intervention 3
      Semester Credits 15

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  SLPA 1520* Voice and Fluency 3
  SLPA 2502* Field Observation II 2
  SLPA 2520* Articulation and Phonology Disorders and Intervention 3
  SLPA 2535* Special Populations for SLPA 2
  SLPA 2601* Screening Processes 2
GenEd: QR MATH 1000 -OR HIGHER- Problem Solving 3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  SLPA 1503* SLPA Seminar 1
  SLPA 2600* Alternative and Augmentative Communication  2
  SLPA 2602* Internship Management and Procedures 4
  SLPA 2970* SLPA Internship 6
GenEd: WY POLS 1000 American and Wyoming Government 3
      Semester Credits 18

Total Credits: 64

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+ If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

Contact Sue Torney, SLPA Program Director, for questions on part-time course sequencing.


Learning Competencies:

Successful graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Describe the normal processes of speech-language communication and hearing development.
  2. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the speech-language production and hearing mechanisms as related to normal and disordered communication.
  3. Describe the nature, causes and treatment of language and communication disorders across the life span.
  4. Assist in the implementation of treatment/educational plans, techniques and procedures for a variety of patients/clients/students with these disorders.
  5. Discriminate differences in developmental and acquired phonological, language and other communication/hearing disorders, and explain the causes and treatment of each.
  6. Perform common language/phonological/hearing screening.
  7. Identify various common diagnostic tests including their administration and scoring.
  8. Prepare a variety of assigned documentation, including the preparation and maintenance of patient/student charts, reports, lesson plans and records, in a variety of settings for review by a supervisor.
  9. Demonstrate professional/ethical behaviors in a variety of work related situations and settings, including appropriate awareness of patient rights, student rights, privacy, and federal and state laws and regulations effecting the profession and setting.
  10. Use effective and appropriate communication skills in working with patients, students, family members, coworkers, and supervisors.
  11. Apply a variety of behavior management techniques in working with speech language disordered clients/patients.
  12. Identify the type of client/patient in need of assistive technology and/or augmentative alternative communication systems, including hardware, software, low-tech and high-tech strategies and devices.