Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
Currently, the CDA program is offered as a full-time on-campus program with classes scheduled during the days, as well as some evenings. In semester 1, CDAP 102 is offered on-line, and in semester 3, PROF 300 is offered as a hybrid course. All other courses are classroom-based.
Conditions of Enrolment in Field Placement:
• Required valid certification in Standard First Aid with CPR Level HCP with AED, at the student’s expense.
Criminal Background Check: Applicants are advised that Criminal Background Checks (CBC) conducted by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) are required for programs with field or clinical placements. Certain criminal convictions may prevent participation in placements and program completion may not be possible. Attaining and paying for a CBC and Vulnerable Sector Screening (OPP) is the responsibility of the student, and these may have to be renewed every three to six months. Applicants with criminal records are advised to contact the Associate Dean/Campus Dean of the respective school prior to applying.
Many of our students complete the required first aid and CPR courses as well as criminal reference check just prior to the fall semester in July or August. The CDA program is work-intensive and many of our students find it helpful to have these additional requirements completed prior to the semester starting.
Students and graduates are eligible for student/full membership with the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC) and with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).