English: Written Communications

Associate of Arts (DTA) Degree

Think critically, reason carefully, communicate effectively. A degree in English prepares you for careers in a wide variety of disciplines, including editing, publishing, journalism, technical or imaginative writing, public service, education, government and business.

Begin with an Associate of Arts degree with direct transfer into a Bachelor degree program. The Associate of Arts (DTA) degree consists of 90 quarter credits earned in General Requirements, Distribution Requirements and Electives. The public community colleges and the four-year colleges and universities of the State of Washington have an established Direct Transfer Agreement. That agreement allows students who hold the Associate of Arts (DTA) degree to transfer at least 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) to four-year institutions for the purpose of satisfying most or all of the general education requirements of the receiving institution.

TCC Literary Publications

Read and contribute to the Trillium, the student and staff literary magazine and Una Voce, where we showcase the excellent work of our students in every discipline.

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. Contact Assessment Services for more information.

Assessment Services Office
Location: Bldg. 7



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Tamara Kuzmenkov, Program Chair


Bldg. F1-54

Ken Fox, Program Chair


Bldg. F1-51