Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Associate of Applied Science
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant is designed to provide comprehensive academic education and practical training for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA). The SLPA's work, under the direct supervision of licensed or certified speech-language pathologists, is to provide clerical support; administer speech, language and hearing screenings; assist in communication assessments; provide articulation and language therapy services; and assist with documentation of speech-language pathology services in educational settings.
The program provides training in working with speech and language disordered adults and children, including bilingual populations. The program content is based upon the recommendations of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
In addition to work in the classroom, the program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in working with clients/patients in a variety of settings.
Criminal Background Checks
Once an applicant is accepted into the program a criminal background check must be performed by CastleBranch at the applicant's expense. An applicant's acceptance into an allied health program at LCCC will not be final until LCCC has received background check information from the reporting agency and the background check is clear of disqualifying offenses. Certain criminal activities, as evidenced by a criminal background check, may also disqualify a student from clinical participation.
Students are advised that the inability to gain clinical education experiences can result in the inability to meet program competencies and outcomes. These circumstances may prohibit continuance in the program. For more information, please see the complete Health Sciences and Wellness Division Policy (pdf) for allied health students.
Cost of Attendance
For general college expense, view LCCC's tuition and fees.