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Speech Language Pathology Assistant

The Speech Language Pathology Assistant program prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist who evaluates, diagnoses, and treats individuals with various communication disorders.

At a Glance

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and resolve clinical problems, seeking appropriate assistance when needed.
  • Students will provide appropriate cues as designated by the written session protocol.
  • Organize and manage patient data and records specific to the role of the NC SLP-Assistant.
  • Review for SLP-Assistant registration examination.

Graduates may be employed in educational settings, schools, private practice, and other rehabilitation settings.

The sites below provide information about working conditions and salaries for Speech Language Pathology Assistants:

For more information on area salaries and local employment outlooks, please email Jessica Raby or call 828.726.2370.

To learn more about a career in the Speech Language Pathology Assistants field, visit CCC&TI’s Career Coach site for the following programs:

There are no additional costs for this program outside of tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

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A Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) is a person who assists a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in a variety of areas, including:

  • Conducting therapy in the areas of receptive and/or expressive language, articulation, fluency, augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), and oral motor skills
  • Preparing materials for speech/language therapy
  • Scheduling clients for speech/language therapy
  • Maintain files and billing insurance
  • Maintaining equipment

Courses provide instruction in following written protocols designed to remediate individual communication problems. Supervised field experience includes working with patients of various ages with communication disorders. 

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologists and must be supervised by a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist.

CCC&TI has a collaborative agreement with Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. For more information, please contact Amy Huffman at 828.726.2710 or Jessica Raby at 828.726.2370.

CCC&TI offers the following educational programs in this area:

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog and its corresponding Addendum.

Admission Information

Information Session

  • Schedule your online SLPA Information Session to meet one of the admission requirements to be accepted to the program.

Clinical sites

We utilize clinical sites across North Carolina, from Wilkesboro to Raleigh, and we are continuously obtaining contracts with new clinical sites.

Below is a list of our most frequently used sites:

  • Alexander County Schools
  • Appalachian Speech Associates
  • Burke County Schools
  • Caldwell County Schools
  • Catawba County Schools
  • Children’s Neurotherapy Services
  • Communication Builders
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools
  • Lincoln County Schools
  • Rowan-Salisbury Schools
  • Speechworks Therapy
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools

Questions & Answers

Please visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Frequently Asked Questions site to learn more about Speech-Language Pathology.