This program is designed to prepare speech-language pathology assistants to aid speech-language pathologists in the speech and language development of children and adults with communication disorders. They are trained to conduct screenings for speech-language and hearing disorders (without interpretation), administer treatment assistance as prescribed by the speech-language pathologist, and provide support assistance to the speech-language pathologist. They work with infants, children, young adults and seniors in educational, clinical and medical settings (e.g. schools, day care centers, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics).
The Associate of Science program offers an intensive course of study in the area of speech and language disorders. This includes supervised treatment and field experience in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the A.S. degree program, the graduate is eligible for registration as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Examining Board
All AS degree requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better at the conclusion of the program.