1. What is the best way to contact the program coordinator?
Through email. The coordinator of the SLPA program is also a Professor so job responsibilities also include teaching and on campus/off campus obligations. In addition, due to the budget cuts, there is currently no administrative support in the department to be able to answer your phone calls.
2. Does the SLPA program at Santa Ana College require an application prior to taking coursework.
No, the SLPA program is open enrollment. If you apply to SAC and are admitted, you are free to take coursework in the area of SLPA. Please see Suggested Sequence of Coursework for possible educational plan.
3. Do I have to wait until the Fall semester to begin coursework.
Yes and No. SLPA 119 and 160 are offered every semester and can meet the requirements at some 4 year universities, These courses have no prerequisites. However, SLPA 118 and SLPA 180/190 are courses that are only offered in fall semesters and SLPA 120, 150, 200 and 250 are only offered during spring semesters. Please review the course sequence section for further details for educational planning.
4. I need transcripts reviewed, what do I do?
You will need to apply to Santa Ana College to obtain a student ID number. Once you have obtained your ID number, please contact the counseling department at 714-564-6100 to make an appointment to have your transcripts reviewed. You can then contact the program coordinator for further assistance regarding the SLPA program.
5. I have an AA and/or a BA in another major do I still need to complete the GE requirements.
Possibly. Just because a student has completed an AA or BA degree does not mean that GE requirements will have been automatically met. Transcripts will need to be reviewed to determine course equivalencies. Please review coursework listed on the website and then make an appointment with academic counseling for an official review.
6. I am interested in becoming an SLPA and am wondering what other local schools offer the program.
Southern California: Orange Coast College; Cerritos College; Pasadena City College.
Northern California: American River College; San Joaquin Delta College
7. I have a BA in Communicative Disorders and am interested in becoming an SLPA, what do I do?
With regard to becoming an SLPA, following the completion of a BA in communication disorders or its equivalency, the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board of California
requires that you complete a minimum of 100 hours of a Fieldwork experience. At this time, due to the impaction of the program here at Santa Ana College, you would be required to meet all coursework requirements within the program, not just Fieldwork. I would encourage interested students to inquire at the other local schools that offer an SLPA program regarding their requirements and their availability: Orange Coast College, Cerritos College, Pasadena City College. At this time, the quickest option I know of for BA students to complete the State requirement of Fieldwork is through CSU, Northridge or Loma Linda University
8. What are current fees at Santa Ana College?
The current Enrollment Fee is $46.00 per unit. Payment is required of all students upon registering for classes and this fee is subject to change.
9. Does the SLPA program offer on-line courses?
At this time, the SLPA program at Santa Ana College does not offer any on-line course offerings. You may contact San Joaquin Delta College located in Northern California. They have provided on-line course offerings for SLPA in the past.