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Program Overview

Western Nebraska Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in English at our Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney campuses. Through a course of study that includes a variety of composition and literature courses, students can satisfy the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree and prepare themselves to finish the baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution. In addition, the field of study can help students meet the academic, vocational and avocational goals of better writing and more effective communication.

Program objectives include:

  • Students become more aware of communications, both oral and written, as they pertain to vocational and avocational achievements
  • Students broaden the awareness of their environment through the introduction and exploration of some of the world's great literature
  • Students discover and relate aspects of culture as they evolve from language and literature
  • Students will improve their listening and reading skills
  • Students will achieve basic course work prerequisite to more advanced study in language arts.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts in English

Career Opportunities

Skills gained during the course of your studies will include writing, research, communication, working with people, speaking in groups, problem solving and more all of which are applicable to a wide variety of careers. These can include freelance writing, editing, publishing, communications, journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, management, education, the civil service, and more.

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