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Speech Language Pathology Assistant Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete the Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) certificate or degree.

SLPA Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering the SLPA program is to obtain the current SLPA program application from the SLPA program website: Students may need to take part in an assessment process to demonstrate competent abilities in the entry-level courses, including math, reading, and writing. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the designated advisor for the SLPA program within Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs to formulate an individualized program of study.

Entry Requirements
Course Title Credit Hours
WR115 Introduction to Composition

If you have any questions about the requirements, contact SLPA program staff at

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate

Course Sequence
Course Title Credit Hours
MTH070 Elementary Algebra (or higher 4
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
SLP180 Survey of Speech and Language Disorders 3
SLP181 Phonetics for Language 3
SLP182 Intervention Strategies for SLP Assistants 3
SLP183 Introduction to Language Development 3
SLP284 Language Therapy 3
SLP285 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Language 3
SLP286 Speech Intervention with Children, Adolescents, and Adults 3
SLP287 Clinical Documentation and Materials Management for the SLPA 3
SLP288 Communication Disorders in Low Incidence Populations 3
SLP289  SLPA Practicum 1 3
SLP290 SLPA Practicum 2 3
SLP291 Ethical and Legal Considerations in Speech-Language Pathology 3
SLP292 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3
SLP293 Adult Communication Disorders 3
SLP294 Language, Culture and Society: Cross-Cultural Communication 3
WR121 Academic Composition (or higher) 4

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Degree

General Education Requirements
Course Title Credit Hours
CIS101 Computing Concepts (or higher) 3
COMM100 Introduction to Communication (or higher) 4
  Arts and Letters electives 8
  Physical Education or Health electives 3
  Science/Applied Science electives 8
  Social Science electives 8