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

Our department offers innovative courses in Creative Writing, Literature, Technical Writing, and Composition! All English courses above 1022 and Literature courses are approved as electives for obtaining an Associate of Arts at Red Rocks College.

For a listing of our classes, please visit our class schedule.

If you are planning to transfer after Red Rocks, you will be pleased to know that many of our courses transfer to Colorado state colleges and universities.We have a variety of excellent course offerings including day, night, and weekend classes with hybrid and online options. Attend full-time or part-time!

The Associate of Arts in English provides the first 60 credits of coursework towards a Bachelor of Arts degree. For those of you who do not plan to major in English, emphasis or minoring in this area provides an excellent background for many professions including writing, publishing, education, business, law, and research.

The English and Literature department is also home to the student-produced OBSCURA Literary Magazine. For over twenty years, it has featured the best writing from Red Rocks students! Obscura hosts open-mic events on campus every semester.

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:


Associate of Arts

Career Paths / Options in English

  • Writer/Author/Journalist
  • Editor/Publisher/Publicist
  • Technical Writer
  • Educator: K-12, Non-Profit, Higher-Ed
  • Television/movies/radio
  • Business, Administration, and Marketing

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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 a 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 university 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 size of fewer 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 in a 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!