Associate of Arts English

Associate Degree
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Burns Lake - Fort St. James - Mackenzie - Prince George - Quesnel - Vanderhoof
FEES: Starting at $3,355
START DATE: Spring 2020 - Spring 2021
DELIVERY:
  • Alternate Delivery
  • Some courses are available online
Fall 2020 Program Offerings
See the list University Studies & Career Access courses for Fall offerings and in-person requirements. All in person laboratory components will be conducted with physical distancing and other necessary safety measures.
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

English study opens up a world of employment possibilities.

Employers in a wide range of fields value written and oral communication skills, creativity, and critical thinking abilities students gain in English programs.

Careers

The following is a partial list of careers open to those with a degree in English:

  • Technical writing
  • Copywriting and content creation
  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Broadcasting and journalism
  • Corporate communications
  • Teaching
  • Foreign service officer
  • Government service worker
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Public relations
  • Research analyst

Associate degrees from CNC transfer into university programs and give you preferential admission at public universities and university-colleges in BC. (Consult the British Columbia Transfer Guide and check with CNC advisors to verify transferability of credits.)

What you will learn

  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Research ability
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity

Associate of Arts English Courses

To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with an English concentration, you must complete 18 or more credits in English, with 9 of those credits being second-year courses, as part of the 60 credits required for an Associate of Arts degree. To ensure successful completion of your degree, consult a CNC advisor to create your degree program.

English Requirement

    
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks
ENGL-201 English Literature 1350-1744 3 15 weeks
ENGL-202 English Literature 1744-1900 3 15 weeks

One of:

    
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ENGL-104 Intro to Lit. & Composition 3 15 weeks
ENGL-106 Film Studies 3 15 weeks
ENGL-107 Aboriginal Literature 3 15 weeks

Two of:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ENGL-104 Intro to Lit. & Composition 3 15 weeks
ENGL-106 Film Studies 3 15 weeks
ENGL-205 Creative Writing Poetry 3 15 weeks
ENGL-206 Creative Writing Fiction 3 15 weeks
ENGL-213 Short Fiction I : Modernism 3 15 weeks
ENGL-214 Short Fiction II : Post Modern 3 15 weeks
ENGL-107 Aboriginal Literature 3 15 weeks
ENGL-215 Children's Literature I 3 15 weeks
ENGL-216 Children's Literature II 3 15 weeks
ENGL-229 Prof Bus and Tech Commun 3 15 weeks

Humanities

6 Credits Excludes English
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Humanities or Social Science

6 Credits from Humanities or Social Science (includes English)
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Social Sciences

6 Credits from Social Sciences
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

200 Level Humanities or Social Sciences

6 Credits from Humanities or Social Sciences – 200-level
(one must be from area other than English)
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

English Concentration: Science electives

9 Credits

3 credits of a 100-level Computer Science,
Math, or Statistics course
3 credits of a Lab science (minimum 2 hours per week lab component and excluding any Applied Science or Computing Science course)
3 credits of a Science course

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2020 Prince George Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Burns Lake Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Fort St. James Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Quesnel Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Mackenzie Alternate Delivery 2 years
Fall 2020 Vanderhoof Alternate Delivery 2 years
Spring 2020 Prince George Alternate Delivery 2 years
Spring 2021 Prince George Alternate Delivery 2 years

Entry Requirements

You’ll need one of the following:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples)
  • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
  • GED Certificate
  • Completion of Grade 11 with an outstanding academic record in the year of application.

Note 1: It is recommended high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.

Note 2: Students who received less than a “B” grade in English 12 or its equivalent are strongly encouraged to select English 103 as their first English course.

Note 3: Students applying for admission to MATH 101, CSC 109, Phys 101 or Chem 111 who obtained a “C+” or less in Principles of Math 12 (interim grade) or Math 050 must first register in MATH 100.

Note 4: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.

Note 5: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of specific courses you select.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Invest in your future

Please check the Fee Schedule for up-to-date information.

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.

International Fees

The estimated cost for this program is $25,900.

This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.