English Certificate and Degree Pathways

Diablo Valley College’s English Program offers a wide variety of classes including, literature, creative writing, and composition and reading. Studying English can help you develop your writing style and strengthen your critical thinking, reasoning and communication abilities. 

Students enrolled in the English program also have the opportunity to gain leadership skills by becoming a tutor in our Learning Center or providing classroom support as a Supplemental Instruction Leader.

Our English program offers:

You can learn more about these options and the requirements in our catalog.

We know that navigating degrees and certificates can be tricky. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss what option is best for you. 

After completing the program, many of our students transfer to four-year universities. Studying English trains you to look at things from multiple perspectives. These skills are highly valued in many industries.

Career options include:

  • Advertising copywriter
  • Columnist
  • Editor
  • Information specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Lawyer
  • Lexicographer
  • Legislative assistant
  • Publisher
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Writing consultant

For more information on possible career options, please visit the Career Center or contact one of our faculty and staff members.

Diablo Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of subjects. For a complete listing, see certificates and degrees.

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Contact English


ESL Coordinator: Laurie Sample

Telephone: 925-338-9809

Email: Laurie Sample 

Office location: FO-119 campus map

English Department Chair: Dorian Eidhin

Telephone: 925-969-2518

Email: deidhin@dvc.edu

Office location: FO 239

Contact: Charles Shackett

Telephone: 925-551-6217

Email: Charles Shackett  

Office location: W-117 campus map