English

Prepare for a wide range of careers with skills employers are seeking with Austin Community College’s English Program. You’ll develop skills in writing, literary, grammar, critical thinking, and communication skills, and dive into emerging skills like search engine optimization (SEO) and technical writing. This program helps you develop a strong foundation to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college.

Pride Points

Published faculty authors

One-on-one learning in smaller classes

University transfer degree

Career & Salary Information

Strong communication and writing skills are highly sought by businesses and organizations–– helping graduates find careers just about anywhere. Here are just a few of the careers you might consider. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Copy Writers

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


    Hourly Wage: $


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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: $


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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: $


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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.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Field of Study

English Language & Literature Field of Study