SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Health Professions Department will be hosting two Open Houses in June for their exciting new Speech Language Pathology Assistant program piloting in the Fall 2014 Semester. 

The Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SPA) educational program prepares individuals to work in a health or educational setting under a registered speech pathologist with at least two years of professional experience. Assistants generally work with equipment maintenance, patient assessment, paperwork and execution of speech pathologist treatment plans.  Courses in this program are structured to provide students with background information, theories, principles and techniques for implementation of treatment plans and goals of speech, language, and hearing disordered individuals.  The program supplements classroom instruction with required supervised clinical observation and practicum experiences in speech language pathology and audiology.

The SPA program at SSC is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, the Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois State Board of Education.  Upon successful completion of all academic and fieldwork requirements, students receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

Prospective students can learn more about the program and job opportunities by attending Open Houses scheduled for Tuesday, June 10th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Mi-Jack Room, and again on Tuesday, June 24th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room – both locations on the first floor of the Main Campus in South Holland.

For more information about SPA or other Health Professions programs, please contact (708) 596-2000, ext. 2204, visit www.ssc.edu or stop by Room 4457.  SSC’s Main Campus is located at 15800 S. State St., South Holland, Illinois.  Registration for the Fall 2014 Semester is now in progress; contact the Office of Admissions at (708) 210-5718 for enrollment information.


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