Program Information

History of the SLPA Program at College of DuPage 
The SLPA program at COD was developed in response to a needs-assessment survey of speech language pathology service providers in DuPage County conducted in 1999. The results of this survey indicated an increased need for speech language pathology assistants to meet the growing request for speech and language services in this area. In light of constant changes within the health care and educational arenas, the utilization of SLPAs under the supervision of certified SLPs allows for the extension of quality services to children and adults in need. The first class of College of DuPage SLPAs graduated in June 2002.

Academic Information
The Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program at College of DuPage is an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program consisting of 25 hours of general education courses and 39 hours of SLPA program courses and electives for a total of 64 credits. Graduates of the SLPA program at COD are eligible to apply for state licensure through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.

The following files provided detailed program requirements and planning information for this degree:


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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