Speech Language Pathology Program

faculty member and student in speech language pathology class

What will I learn?

The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program prepares students to work with individuals with communication disorders. Communication disorders affect nearly 1 in 10 people with 8-9 percent of children having a speech or language disorder. A communication disorder means that a person has difficulty with speech, communication, language or some combination of these. This can manifest in speech intelligibility, written language, or understanding and participating in verbal and nonverbal communication.

This program provides training in working with individuals with a speech and language disorder across the lifespan. In addition to coursework, the SLPA program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in working with students or clients while completing a 16-week internship. See ASHA's SLPA Scope of Practice for a defined list of SLPA responsibilities

 

Associate of Applied Science

The Associated of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program prepares students to work with individuals with communication disorders, under the direction of a licensed speech-language pathologist.

Our program offers coursework in a combination of online only and synchronous online course delivery.  Synchronous teaching means instruction occurs in real-time but not in the same place.  This program delivery allows students to prepare for the job market from wherever they live. 

What can I do with this degree?

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA) are skilled support personnel who perform speech and language therapy, and related clinical tasks, under the direction of a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Certified SLPAs are employed in private or public school settings and healthcare.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

Visit LCCC's Career Center to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Post-Baccalaureate Bridge – Credit Diploma

This credit diploma program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in communication disorders from a regionally accredited institution and are seeking to become a certified Speech-language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) or the Wyoming State Board of Examiners of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

This credit diploma can be completed in two semesters and is based upon the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and Wyoming State Board educational and fieldwork experience requirements by providing 270 hours of clinical field work. The program will assist students in providing placement to ensure that each student receives the required direct/indirect treatment experience under the supervision of an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist. Prospective students interested in the program may contact the program director for details about the program admission process and timeline. 

What can I do with this degree?

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA) are skilled support personnel who perform speech and language therapy, and related clinical tasks, under the direction of a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Certified SLPAs are employed in private or public school settings and healthcare.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

 

Visit LCCC's Career Center to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

 

  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program Class
  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program Class
  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program Class
  • Experienced faculty with clinical experience
  • 270 hours of Clinical Internship with 100 hours of supervised direct treatment experience
  • Asynchronous and synchronous online courses
  • Two-year or three-year course sequencing plan depending on the student's needs
  • Evening classes starting at 5:30 pm MST

The primary mission of the Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) is to provide a high-quality education in speech language pathology in order to produce certified, professional, ethical, and competent assistants int he field of speech language pathology.

The SLPA program endeavors to cultivate the following in its student populations:

  • Mastery of the principles and methods necessary to practice as an entry-level speech language pathology assistant.
  • Effective execution of therapeutic and evidenced-based practices, under the direction of a licensed or certified speech language pathologist.
  • Evaluation of professional standards and engagement in ethical practices.
  • Engagement in professional discourse (oral and written) to effectively communicate and collaborate with other professionals and the families they serve.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students can view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web pageThere are additional fees for certain SLPA courses.