History of the SLPA Program at College of DuPage
The SLPA program at COD was developed in response to a needs-assessment survey of speech language pathology service providers in DuPage County conducted in 1999. The results of this survey indicated an increased need for speech language pathology assistants to meet the growing request for speech and language services in this area. In light of constant changes within the health care and educational arenas, the utilization of SLPAs under the supervision of certified SLPs allows for the extension of quality services to children and adults in need. The first class of College of DuPage SLPAs graduated in June 2002.
The Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program at College of DuPage is an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program consisting of 18 hours of general education courses and 46 hours of SLPA program courses and electives for a total of 64 credits. Graduates of the SLPA program at COD are eligible to apply for state licensure through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.
The following files provided detailed program requirements and planning information for this degree:
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