Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts


Bring your ideas to life with concise and sharp writing. ACC’s English Program will help you build the literary, grammar, and communication skills employers want, plus emerging skills like search engine optimization (SEO) and technical writing. Typically, graduates of this program transfer to a four-year university.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126


    13126 people are employed as English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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  • Librarians

    Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

    Hourly Wage: $28.89

    Currently Employed: 894


    894 people are employed as Librarians. This number is expected to increase by 7.49% over the next four years.

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  • Library Technicians

    Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.

    Hourly Wage: $15.84

    Currently Employed: 427


    427 people are employed as Library Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 11.24% over the next four years.

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  • Copy Writers

    Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.

    Hourly Wage: $21.1

    Currently Employed: 1345


    1345 people are employed as Copy Writers. This number is expected to increase by 5.43% over the next four years.

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Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Arts

  • English

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