English - Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in English Program is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in English or related field. The required courses and electives will train students to analyze ideas and synthesize them into a research document. Upon completing their coursework, students should be able to make reasoned arguments or write compelling stories. Students in need can use The Writing Center, and some students may have the opportunity to publish their work in OTC’s Go Anywhere Literary Magazine. Graduates will have the necessary academic background to begin upper-division coursework in the discipline. Students planning to transfer should contact the school they will be attending to ensure their credits transfer properly.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Read and write creatively
Build research and analytical skills
Pursue a bachelor’s degree in English or a related field
Strengthen their credentials

Program Snapshot

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Average Length: 2.3 Years
Credits: 62*
Graduation Retention Rate: 60%*

Possible Careers

Technical Writer

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
General Education
credit hours
Program Specific Courses
credit hours
Program Electives
credit hours
Institutional Requirement

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Lyndsey Strahan
English Department Chair


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