Associate Degree


An affordable path to prepare for a career in journalism, public relations, technical writing, or other related fields. This associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.


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Associates Degree in English

The AA in English degree program prepares students for baccalaureate degree work in English at most four-year institutions by creating a strong educational foundation in the development of critical thinking, writing, research, and communication skills, including English grammar and mechanics and foreign language.

Estimated Annual Cost: $7,785

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.


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What You Will Learn:

Creativity and Originality -Students illustrate creativity and originality in writing three of the following genres: exposition, contrast-comparison, argument, narrative, poetry and / or drama.

Skills- Students develop mastery of the mechanics of English grammar and syntax.

Analysis and Critical Thinking – Students demonstrate through written and verbal skills the ability to think critically about great authors and their works, knowledge of the literary canon and use of academic sources.

Foreign Language – Students demonstrate intermediate level skills in mechanics, grammar and syntax of a foreign language.

Program Benefits

The A.A. in English degree lays the groundwork for future careers in education, journalism, public relations, technical and business writing, and other fields that require expertise in written and oral communication. Students seeking degrees in English need to work towards advanced degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Ph.D. or Ed.D. in English.

Program Costs:

One of our goals is to offer the highest quality college education at some of the most affordable tuition rates. To understand our tuition rates, please visit the Tuition and Fees Basics Page on our website. Keep in mind that total costs for the program will depend not only on tuition rates, but the amount of quarter hours students must take in order to complete the degree.  This will include courses both in the core and in the major.

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