Communication Sciences and Disorders

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Health Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Do you want to make a significant difference in people’s lives and help give them a voice? In a world where communication is key to being successful, personally and professionally, it’s more important than ever to be able to effectively communicate and advocate for yourself. Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) help people of all ages, by preventing, assessing, diagnosing, and treating speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Speech Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA) perform tasks prescribed, directed, and supervised by an ASHA-certified SLP. Enroll in our Communication Sciences and Disorders program today to begin making a difference in the lives of others.

Our program prepares students for a career as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. It includes a comprehensive curriculum, observation and clinical experience working with a variety of individuals with communication disorders across the lifespan. In addition to practical coursework, this program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience by working with clients under the direction and supervision of an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist. 

Start making a difference in people’s lives. Enroll in a Communication Sciences and Disorders program today!  

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts AA Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Speech and Hearing Science

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree within the Communication Sciences and Disorders program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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