SLPA, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant curriculum prepares graduates to work under the supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who evaluates, diagnoses, and treats individuals with various communication disorders. The program provides a concentration of speech-language courses, related courses, and supervised field experiences that will prepare students to assist speech-language pathologists in treating disorders related to articulation and phonology, anomalies and hearing. In addition, students will be trained in the use of augmentative and assistive communication technology.

The Cerritos Community College Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program was developed through the collaborative efforts of Judy Montgomery (Lead Consultant for the Golden SLPA Project), Ellen Horvath (SLP), Elsa Brizzi (LACOE Headstart) and Jenine Nolan (Health Occupations Dean) beginning in 1999 and coming to fruition in 2001 as a state-accredited SLPA program, as recognized by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board of California.

For more information, questions and/or concerns, please contact by E-mail or by phone:

Susan McDonald, M.S., CCC-SLP
Department Chair and Faculty, SLPA Program

Spring 2018 Office Hours (SL 116):

Mondays 4-4:50pm
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Office hours are first-come, first-serve, no appointment needed. 

Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
smcdonald@cerritos.eduemail link(562) 860-2451, extension 3517