Associate in Arts in English
Cerro Coso Community College

Program Details

Cerro Coso Community College offers an online English degree, the Associate in Arts in English, as a transfer degree.  This program guarantees acceptance to the CSU system and provides a path to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree, preparing students for careers in teaching, journalism, technical writing, publishing and editing, public relations, advertising, communications, government, business, and more.  The curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and experiences required of an educated, literate citizen while fostering critical reading and writing practices, wide-ranging interpretive abilities, and greater historical and cultural awareness.  You will explore areas of British, American, and international literature; analyze genres from various historical periods; and study composition and rhetoric. 

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Critically read literary works in English, including diverse voices and cultures
  • Identify key elements of literary genres
  • Relate literary works to their historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts
  • Define, identify and analyze literary and dramatic techniques in a variety of works
  • Compose formal written analyses of texts demonstrating academic discourse and literary analysis


  • High school diploma or GED or CHSPE certificate or 18 years of age
  • Official transcripts, if requested

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

Cerro Coso Community College is currently not authorized to offer online programs to residents of Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.