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Earn an English Associate Degree at Aims

Are you passionate about literacy and communication? The Aims English associate degree gives you a solid foundation for earning a four-year English degree at a college or university. English is the study of a variety of forms of literacy related to composition, creative writing and literature. 

Earning an English associate degree at Aims allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree while paying less in tuition. Thanks to a statewide agreement between community colleges and universities, upon completion of your associate degree at Aims you can transfer to any participating four-year public university in Colorado as a junior and earn your bachelor’s degree in English. Taking your general education degree requirements at Aims instead of a four-year institution can save you considerable cost. 

At Aims, your instructors, Pathway Advisors and coaches at the Aims Transitions Center will work together to guide you through the transfer process.

Are you excited to study the structures of power and governance and their effects on the world? Explore your options for earning an English A.A. degree at Aims.

Gain Knowledge and Skills in English

In the Aims English program, you’ll learn to read and analyze texts and produce research papers on the topics. These skills will prepare you for careers that require solid skills in critical thinking and analysis as well as written and oral communication. The coursework covers a wide range of cultural and social subjects, preparing you for your four-year college experience and beyond. 

Study an engaging array of subjects in English to gain skills that will help you hone your career path, including:

  • Oral and written communication
  • How to analyze and process information
  • Research and information literacy
  • Understanding culture and history

You’ll also hone the soft skills employers in many fields and industries seek, including:

  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Social awareness and empathy
  • Organization
  • Attention to detail

General education and elective courses will round out your English degree requirements. Getting your general education requirements at Aims is beneficial not just in terms of lower cost, but also in smaller class sizes and one-on-one support from instructors who are dedicated to teaching

Careers With An English Degree

A bachelor’s degree in English can help you gain many transferable skills that will prepare you to enter a wide variety of careers. Skills such as critical thinking, communication, and analysis can help you succeed in roles including:

  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Grant writer
  • Copywriter
  • Technical writer
  • Librarian
  • Editor
  • Content manager

English Faculty and Staff

The Aims English faculty and staff are professional, courteous and knowledgeable about writing. They often share their own writing experiences and struggles to let you know you’re not alone when facing a writing project. Faculty make themselves accessible and are happy to meet with you individually to improve your writing skills and make writing a positive experience.

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    Chelle Costello

    Professor, English and Humanities
  • Headshot of Allison Easley

    Allison Easley

    Professor, English
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    Megan Friesen

    Professor, English
  • Portrait of Stacey Johnson

    Stacey Johnson

    Professor, English
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    Jared Merk

    Professor, English and Literature
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    Leslie Morrison

    Associate Professor, English & Speech
  • Portrait of Jennifer Ridgeway

    Jennifer Ridgeway

    Professor, English
  • Headshot of Aims Community College English instructor Brian Seeman

    Brian Seemann

    Professor, English
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    Mike Dixon

    Faculty, English and Humanities
  • Laura Brashear

    Part-Time: Writers Community Coach
  • Carol Capuano

    Part-Time: Substitute, English
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    Ty Cronkhite

    Part-Time: Writers Community Coach
  • Hap Fry

    Part-Time: Substitute, English
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    Kendra Griffin

    Part-Time: Faculty, English
  • Holly Hunt

    Part-Time: Faculty, English
  • Jessica Jessee

    Part-Time: Faculty, English
  • Gloria Koss

    Part-Time: Writers Community Coach
  • Ruth Macfarlane

    Part-Time: Professional Tutor II, Learning Commons
  • Karen McCurley-Hardesty headshot

    Karen McCurley-Hardesty

    Part-Time: Faculty, Humanities
  • Jeffery Moser

    Part-Time: Writers Community Coach
  • Jennifer Naimark headshot

    Jennifer Naimark

    Part-Time: Writers Community Coach
  • Richard Nunez

    Part-Time: Faculty, English
  • Trisha Parsons

    Part-Time: Faculty, Literature
  • John Reynolds

    Part-Time: Faculty, English
  • Portrait of Joshua Savage

    Joshua Savage

    Part-Time: Faculty, English
  • Johanna Scheurman headshot

    Johanna Scheurman

    Part-Time: Faculty, English
  • Jasmine Throckmorton

    Part-Time: Writers Community Coach