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English: Written Communications

Photo for EnglishThink critically, reason carefully, communicate effectively.

A degree in English prepares you for careers in a wide spectrum of disciplines—employers will value your abilities to assess, evaluate, and articulately express your thoughts about a given situation or problem. A thorough study of English literature and composition prepares you for jobs in editing, publishing, journalism, technical or imaginative writing, public service, education, and government, as well as private industry.

Contact Tamara Kuzmenkov or Ken Fox, Program Chairs.

Careers in English
Advertising copywriter Author
Book critic
Copy editor/copy reader
Drama critic
Freelance writer
Grant writer 
Market research analyst 
Publications researcher
Public relations specialist
Radio/television reporter
Speech writer
Technical editor
Technical writer

Program Description

TCC offers courses that cover the first 2 years of a typical 4-year English program, as well as courses to develop skills needed for college-level courses.

English: Literature

Degree Options: Associate Degree in Arts & Sciences

Program Planning

Placement testing
Before enrolling in their first English course at TCC, students must take an English language/reading placement test unless they have taken a college-level English class within the last two years.


English Faculty

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