Speech Language Pathology Assistant

The Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) curriculum prepares individuals to assist a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in conducting therapy in receptive and expressive language including augmentative/alternative communication and oral motor skills.

Coursework includes instruction in protocols designed to remediate individual communication problems and in assistive technology. Supervised field work experience includes working with persons of various ages with communication problems.

The Speech Language Pathology Assistant program at CPCC is offered in collaboration with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. Required general education courses can be completed as usual at any CPCC campus. SLPA program-specific courses are offered on Central Campus via live participatory classes broadcast to CPCC. During fieldwork experience, students have the opportunity to utilize their knowledge and refine skills while working under the supervision of a licensed Speech Language Pathologist.

Graduates of this program may be eligible for registration with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Employment opportunities, under the supervision of a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, include a wide range of settings in schools, private practice and home health settings.

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science Degree-Speech Language Pathology Assistant is awarded by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.

Admissions Steps
Students participating in the SLPA program must enroll in both CPCC and Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute. Both schools have online applications.

  1. Complete application to Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute at cccti.edu/StuServices/BecomingAStudent.asp#page=page-1
  2. Complete application to Central Piedmont Community College at cpcc.edu/getstarted/curriculum
  3. Complete application to CPCC Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program at cpcc.edu/health_sciences/slpa/docs/slpa-application                                            

Program Accreditation
The Speech Language Pathology Assistant program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is accredited by the North Carolina Board of Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Contact Information
The Speech Language Pathology Assistant program is in the Health Sciences Division at CPCC. Additional information is available on the following websites:

For further assistance, email the CPCC Heath Programs Admissions Specialist at healthsciences@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6958.

The Speech Language Pathology Assistant program is offered in collaboration with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.  Upon completion of the program, an Associate in Applied Science degree in Speech Language Pathology Assistant is awarded through Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.  For more information about course requirements, please visit the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant website at cpcc.edu/health_sciences/slpa.   

No diplomas offered.

No certificates offered.