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Speech Language Pathology Assistant (AAS)

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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 Kim Weismann
 Kim Weismann 
Arts and Human Sciences Chair, Associate Professor
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    Degree Requirements

    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

    Associate in Applied Science (AS)
    General Education Requirements

    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)

    Fact Sheet

    Program Course Requirements                                               Credits

    BIOL 115
    BIOL 115L
    CD 110
    CD 210
    CD 220*
    CD 221*
    CD 222*
    CD 224*
    CD 225
    CD 241
    CD 242*
    COMM 110
    CSCI 101
    ENGL 110
    ENGL 120
    PSYC 111
    PSYC 250
    SOC 110
    SPED 110
    SPED 120
    HPER
    MATH

    Human Structure & Function
    Human Structure & Function Lab
    Survey of Communication Disorders
    Intro to Speech Language Pathology
    Applied Phonetics for SLPA
    Language Development for SLPA
    Articulatory/Phonological Disorders SLPA
    Techniques for SLPA
    Language Disorders/Treatment for SLPA
    Practicum (min. 100 hours)
    Audiology for SLPA
    Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    Introduction to Computers
    College Composition I
    College Composition II
    Introduction to Psychology
    Developmental Psychology
    Introduction to Sociology
    Introduction to Exceptional Children
    Introduction to Behavior Management
    Wellness Course(s)
    Mathematics Course (100 or above)

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    * Course does not meet requirements of a baccalaureate Speech Language Program degree.

    Suggested Electives                                                                        Credits

    ASL 101
    ASL 102
    PSYC 270
    SOC 235

    American Sign Language
    American Sign Language II
    Abnormal Psychology
    Cultural Diversity

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