Speech Language Pathology Assistant (AAS)
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Arts and Human Sciences Chair, Associate Professor
16 credits completed in residence
2.25 grade point average
62 total credits
Minimum grade of 'C' in all required courses
ASC 100-Freshman Seminar
The SLPA program prepares students to be able to work in a school setting under the supervision of a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist. The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant-Paraprofessional provides speech-language screenings without interpretation, following specified screening protocols developed by the supervising Speech-Language Pathologist; performs documented tasks developed by the supervising Speech-Language Pathologist; documents students' progress toward meeting objectives and reports this information to the supervising Speech-Language Pathologist; prepares materials, performs scheduling and maintains space or equipment. Employment is found in school settings.
The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant-Paraprofessional Program is an online two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree program. The Program is offered through a collaboration between colleges in North Dakota: Lake Region State College, Minot State University and Williston State College. This program leads to a Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessional Certificate in the state of North Dakota. Students wishing to be certified in other states will need to contact the Department of Public Instruction of that particular state in order to become aware of the necessary state-specific requirements.
School districts may require criminal background checks before entering a school setting.
Degree Planning Worksheet - Speech Language Pathology Assistant (AAS)
Program Course Requirements Credits
Human Structure & Function
* Course does not meet requirements of a baccalaureate Speech Language Program degree.
Suggested Electives Credits
American Sign Language