English Composition

Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree

Level up your writing skills

Construct ideas into meaningful written words

Write more good—wait, that’s not right! Write better (yes!) with a degree in English Composition from College of Lake County. Learn skills to tell your stories with confidence—and to help others learn our complicated (yet beautiful) language.

Complete your associate degree in 2 years and then transfer to a 4-year institution to earn your bachelor’s degree. After these steps, you’re ready to find a versatile, rewarding career.

What can you do with an A.A. in English Composition?

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in English Composition prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.

Enhance your passion for writing and reading

Immerse yourself in writing and literary opportunities—in and out of the classroom:


  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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