Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Lake Region State College, with help from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, created the Associate in Applied Science in Speech Language Pathology Assistant program in order help with the shortage of SLPA paraprofessionals within the state’s schools. All courses within the program can be completed entirely online and both the curriculum and faculty meet the requirements for school-based paraprofessional speech language pathology.
Graduates of the program will be able to perform speech language screenings, therapeutic duties, and document student progress. The program’s courses will also cover topics such as support services, material preparation, scheduling, space management, and material supervision. Students may also advance their education to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year educational institution. Students that are interested in transferring should also obtain the Associate in Arts degree. It is recommended that students consult with an academic advisor regularly to determine the transfer program’s course requirements.
The normal length of the program is two years and requires a minimum of 63 credit hours. There are five semesters within the program including one summer session. The second semester courses are Introduction to Speech Language Pathology Assistants, College Composition II, Introduction to Psychology, Physical Education/Wellness Requirement and Language Theory and Treatment for the SLPA.
The program is provided through a combined effort between Minot State University, Williston State College, and Lake Region State College. For instance, the online course delivery software will be provided by the Williston State College and many of the instructors will be from Minot State University. Lake Region State College will deliver the instructors and materials for the general education courses.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Tuition Basis :NA
- Application and Application Fee
- GED scores or high school transcript
- College transcripts (if applicable)
- ACT Results
- Immunity Records
- Letter of application
- Two letters of reference
- Completed admission file
- Completion of grade sheet
- An minimum GPA of 2.5 in the required support courses
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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