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Speech and Language Assistant diploma

Note: This program is not available in 2007/08.

Entrance requirements

• Completion of a minimum of 30-credit certificate in a related field (such as ECE, CYC, Social Services, Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy) including six credits of university transfer English or communications, six credits of Human Development/ Developmental Psychology, and a GPA of 2.84 or higher;
• 30 university transfer credits including six credits of Human Development/Developmental Psychology, and six credits in English/Communications with overall GPA of 2.33 or higher.

It is strongly recommended that all applicants for the program have a current first aid certificate and updated Rubella and TB clearance.

Program length and location

This program is available on a part-time basis only, and can be completed over a minimum of two years. Classes are held at Mission or Abbotsford campuses.

How to apply

1. Submit the application fee along with your UCFV application for admission form to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or Student Services office. You can also print an application form from our website at, or you can apply directly through the internet at See the Program Charts for a complete list of application dates and general admission information.

Additional documents required for a complete application:
• Official transcripts showing completion of the stated prerequisites.

2. After your application is received, the Admissions and Records office will inform you of an orientation that you must attend. Further details about the program, including registration, scheduling and costs, will be available at the orientation session.

Basis for admission decision

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.

Program outline

Course Title Credits
SLA 201 Introduction to the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology and the Role of the Speech Language Assistant 3
SLA 202 Language, Learning, and Literacy 3
SLA 203 Communication Disorders and Intervention Techniques 3
SLA 204 Articulation/Phonology 3
SLA 205 Programming 3
SLA 206 Amplification Systems Aural Rehabilitation 3
SLA 207 Language Learning Environments 3
SLA 209 Introduction to Linguistics  
 or LING 101 Introduction to Language 3
SLA 215 Practicum — 200 hours 6
Total   30

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For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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