Do you love to read and talk about books, graphic novels, poems, and plays? Do you sometimes write your own - or would you like to? Would you like to build a career with reading, writing, and imagination at its heart?

In DVC's English program, you'll have the opportunity to develop your own writing style and voice, explore a variety of literary genres and themes, and spark your creativity. Graduates with an English degree have a foundation for a dynamic range of exciting career choices.

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Career Opportunities

The English program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Social media manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Communications specialist
  • English/ESL teacher
  • Librarian


Change your life with an English degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.