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Course Sequence

 

FIRST SEMESTER

      
SLPA 118 ​ Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology Assisting ​
1 unit
 SLPA 119 (Fall Only) ​Speech, Language & Hearing Development
3 units
Communication Studies 151​ ​Voice & Diction 3 units
Human Dev. 107 ​ ​Child Growth & Development ​3 units
Math 080 or 081​ ​Intermediate Algebra 4 units
Psych 100​ ​Introduction to Psychology ​3 units
                                                                                                       

SECOND SEMESTER

   
SLPA 120 (Spring Only) Clinical Management and Procedures                            2 units
​SLPA 150 (Spring Only) ​Observation of Clinical Practice ​1 unit
​SLPA 160 ​Introduction to Communicative Disorders & Treatment ​3 units
Communication Studies 101​ Introduction to Interpersonal Communication ​3 units
​English 101 ​Freshman Composition ​3 units
​Human Dev 108A (prerequisite Human Dev 107) ​Observation & Assessment for Early Learning & Development ​3 units
                                                                                

SUMMER SEMESTER

 
CPR AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATION​ from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
 
 

 THIRD SEMESTER

 
 SLPA 180 (Fall Only) ​   Screening & Intervention Procedures                                                                         3 units  
SLPA 190 (Fall Only) ​ ​Clinical Fieldwork I ​2 units
Communication Studies 170  (Fall Only)
​Introduction to Phonetics ​2 units
Communication Studies 103 Introduction to Intercultural Communication ​3 units
Human Development 205 ​Exceptionality & Special Needs in Human Development ​3 units
 

FOURTH SEMESTER   

SLPA 200 (Spring Only)​ 

Adult & Geriatric Communication Disorders            ​3 units
SLPA 250 (Spring Only)​
​Clinical Fieldwork II                                                                                     ​2 units
Psych 140 ​ ​Psychology of Adulthood & Aging ​3 units
​Sign Language 110 ​Beginning Communication with the Deaf ​3 units
​Anthro 104 or English 104 ​Language & Culture ​3 units

​Biology 109/109L OR Biology 149

​Fundamentals of Biology OR Human Anatomy & Physiology ​4 units
 
 

NOTE:  To complete the AA degree requirement, students need to fulfill the requirements for American Institutions, Reading, Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development section F2.  Please see College Catalog for further details.                                                               
 
 
​Speech-Language Pathology assistants are trained individuals who work under the supervision of licensed and certified Speech- Language Pathologists to help children and adults with communication disorders improve their speech and language skills.