Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

CCC&TI offers educational opportunities in Speech Language Pathology Assistant on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson, N.C.

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.

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 Requirements

Admissions requirements for the Speech Language Pathology Assistant DEGREE program:

Admissions requirements for the Speech Language Pathology Assistant DIPLOMA program:


If you are interested in the Speech Language Pathology Assistant program, please let us know by clicking on the link below and completing the form:

Career Information

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

Program Contacts

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The site 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:

Career Coach logo AAS: Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Career Coach logo Diploma: Speech Language Pathology Assistant

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

Questions & Answers

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

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