Program Description

The Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a pre-professional program offering students the prerequisite knowledge that is required for education leading to a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Topics include speech and language development and disorders, relevant anatomy and physiology, audiology and audiometry, phonetic transcription of typical and disordered speech, and other topics as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in California.  Students will be prepared to enter MA/MS programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders or to meet clinical and state licensure requirements to become a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.