Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Associate in Science Degree
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_SLPA
Control Number: 12159
The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program will provide the community with professionally trained personnel to assist the speech pathologist in this specialized field and to provide services in multiple settings to a diverse population in the administration of therapeutic and screening services. Employment opportunities include jobs as speech-language pathology assistants in educational institutes, hospitals, private offices, and rehabilitation centers. State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board approved for licensure.
- Allied Health A010 course – application and orientation.
- The student must complete the general education requirements for Mathematics and English composition for the Associate in Science Degree and the program prerequisites prior to acceptance to the program.
- Graduates of the program will be competent Speech-Language Pathology Assistants meeting the employment needs of the community and participating in professional growth activities.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
- MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
- MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
|ALH A010||Health Occupations||0.5|
|BIOL A221||Anatomy-Physiology 1||4|
|HMDV A180||Child Growth and Development 1||3|
|ALH A115||Patient Care||2.5|
|ALH A111||Medical Terminology||3|
|SLPA A100||Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology Assisstant||2|
|SLPA A115||Speech, Language, and Hearing Development||3|
|SLPA A120||Speech-Language Administrative Procedures||2|
|ANTH A190||Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology 1||3|
|EC A155||Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children||3|
|SLPA A140||Introduction to Communication Disorders||3|
|SLPA A150||Introduction to Phonetics||3|
|EC A156||Early Childhood Laboratory||2|
|EC A165||Observing and Recording Child Behavior||3|
|SLPA A180||Screening and Therapeutic Processes||3|
|SLPA A190||SLPA Clinical Experience 1||3|
|ALH A120||Human Diseases||2|
|HMDV A210||Introduction to the Exceptional Child||3|
|SLPA A200||Adult and Geriatric Disorders||2|
|SLPA A250||SLPA Clinical Experience 2||5|
|Program Major Units||55|
|AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||67|