Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Speech Language Pathologist Student with a ChildThe Speech-Language Pathology Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, who evaluates, diagnosis, and treats individuals with various communication disorders.

Courses provide instruction in methods of screening for speech, language, and hearing disorders and in following written protocols designed to remediate individual communication disorders. Supervised field experience includes working with patients of various ages and various disorders.

Course Descriptions


Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
PO Box 16885
Greensboro, NC 27416-0885

Phone: (336) 272-1828 | Fax: (336) 272-4353 | Website: NCBOESLPA

Graduates are eligible to take the NC Registration Exam for SLP-Assistants. Upon receiving a passing score, graduates are eligible for registration as a Speech- Language Pathology Assistant with the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Registered SLP-Assistants may work under a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and are employed in healthcare, private, and educational settings.

Employment Outlook

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval to the Speech Language Pathology Assistant program.

Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.

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Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines all the possible points a prospective student can earn.

Competitive Points Worksheet

Estimated Program Costs

Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

Cost Sheet
Speech Language Pathology Assistant (A45730)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisites: Algebra I & Biology, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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