Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Speech Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) are a growing group of therapy service providers who, under the supervision of licensed Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), provide treatment and screening services related to communication problems. SLPAs supplement, but do not supplant, the services of a certified SLP. SLPAs provide care for a wide variety of patients in a multitude of settings, including early intervention programs, schools, and clinics.

College of DuPage offers an SLPA Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Graduates of the SLPA program are eligible for licensure with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.

The SLPA program meets and exceeds the minimum requirements set forth within section 1465.20 b,4 of the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Practice Act.


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to healthcareadvising@cod.edu. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.


  • Esnelia Vargas

    Esnelia VargasSpeech Language Pathology Assistant

    I knew I needed to go back to school and become a bilingual therapist. College of DuPage is one of the only area colleges with an accredited Speech Language Pathology Assistant program and the reputation amongst professionals in the Early Intervention field was excellent."

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