Associate Degree for Transfer
Associate of Arts for Transfer


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About Program

The English program offers a wide variety of courses in reading, writing and literature, leading to the degree of Associate in Arts for Transfer. Students can take the full range of literature survey courses required to transfer as an English major. There is also a variety of elective courses offered for in creative writing, literature, and cinema. The English program also offers multiple sections of transfer-level and developmental writing courses to give you the writing skills to succeed in college, to write in the workplace, and to meet university transfer requirements. Students who have completed this program have transferred to UCLA, UCSB, CSUN and California State University, Channel Islands. Career opportunities for students who have transferred and earned a bachelor's degree in English include: reporter, copywriter, copy editor, technical writer, screenwriter, novelist and playwright.


For more information, contact Department Chair - Elissa Caruth |

  • Choosing your classes is simple and easy! Here's a guide to English Placement Recommendations
  • ENGL 101 is the first transfer-credit course in our composition sequence: learn more about our grading rubrics.
  • In our courses you'll learn how to research, write about texts, and cite your sources: here's a quick primer on the pitfalls of plagiarism
  • Want to know more about how we're addressing AB-705: The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act? Check out our video!


Department Chair: Elissa Caruth