2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog

Program Pathway

Speech Language Pathology Assistant, AS

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Upon successful completion of the Speech Language Pathology Assistant Associate in Science degree, the graduate is able to apply for licensure with the State of California. A licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) works under the direction of a supervising Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and demonstrates skills, knowledge and training to practice in a variety of settings within the parameters of the SLPA scope of practice. A licensed SLPA may work with infants, children, adults and seniors in educational, clinical and medical settings. Limitations on reimbursement for services provide by SLPAs from potential third-party insurers, may affect employment opportunities in certain settings. The graduate will be able to conduct screenings for speech, language and hearing disorders without interpretation, administer treatment as prescribed by the supervising Speech Language Pathologist and assist with clinical documentation.

NOTE: Please refer to the current catalog for information about Special Admissions Programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviors related to the American Speech and Hearing Association Code of Ethics and the scope of practice for a Speech Language Pathology Assistant.
  2. Meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant with the State of California, Medical Quality Assurance, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.
  3. Provide program operational assistance to the supervising Speech Language Pathologist by completing clerical tasks, preparing appropriate therapy materials, scheduling, facilitating public relations and maintaining equipment.
  4. Provide direct treatment assistance to patients or clients in multiple settings, with diverse populations, under the supervision of a speech language pathologist by implementing treatment plans, completing speech and language screenings without interpretation, assisting with evaluations and documenting patient/client progress.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Minimum Major Units Required: 47.5

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 62

For more information:

Contact the Health and Fitness Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)  

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