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This program is part of the English Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

English is much more than just dangling participles, adverbs, and semicolons. It’s a broad area of study that includes many disciplines, such as composition, humanities, literature, creative writing, and English as a Second Language. Simply put, English concerns all the ways humans use language and art to communicate with each other.

Considered vital to any post-secondary education, English is a general requirement in every four-year program. That’s where we come in. The English program at MCC offers you a variety of courses designed to meet university transfer requirements and appeal to the wide interests of our students. In addition to first-year composition, our diverse faculty offer classroom and online courses in literatures, the humanities, creative writing, academic writing, personal writing, film studies, women's studies, journalism, and more.

The English program includes five concentrations:

  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English Humanities
  • Journalism
  • Literature

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the English program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Creative Writing


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the English program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts AA Associate in Arts, English

Transfer Option

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination.

Below is a transfer option that may be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.

A list of transfer option for the English program
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Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in English

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the English program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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