Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
SLPAs assist speech pathologists in providing therapy and monitoring for individuals with speech and language problems. SLPAs work most commonly in school settings with children and in clinical or rehabilitation facilities with adults to help them gain or restore their ability to speak and communicate. Do you see yourself helping others in this way? The OCC Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program can prepare you for a career in this specialized field. The Associate in Science degree can be completed in two years, and graduates of the program are eligible for state licensure through the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Skilled SLPAs earn a median annual wage of about $43,000. Read on to learn more about our associate degree program and how OCC can help you enter and succeed in this field.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Speech, Language, and Hearing Development
Introduction to Phonetics
Observing and Recording Behavior
Adult and Geriatric Disorders
Did you know?
Employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Complete our associate-degree program, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in speech-language pathology.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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