Welcome to the English and Literature Department of Red Rocks Community College.

Our department offers courses leading to an Associate of Arts. The Associate of Arts in English provides the first two years of course work towards a Bachelor of Arts degree. For those of you who do not plan to major in English, emphasis in this area provides an excellent, general liberal arts background for many professions, such as teaching, writing, community service, law, and research.

We offer a variety of excellent course offerings, including day, night and weekend classroom, hybrid, self-study and online. If you are planning the first two years of your college experience at Red Rocks, you will be pleased to know our core courses transfer to Colorado state colleges and universities. For a listing of our classes, as well as a complete list of all Red Rocks classes, please visit our class schedule.

The English and Literature department is located at the Lakewood campus, 1st floor, Room 1509. We are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The English Department offers the following:

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  • Associate of Arts in English
  • Associate of Arts in Creative Writing

Career Paths / Options in English

  • Writer/Author/Journalist
  • Television/movies/radio
  • Technical Writing
  • Editor
  • Teacher
  • Legal assistant

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Guaranteed Transfer

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.   Click here to see the degrees that transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities.  Also take a look at our transfer guide.

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!