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Start a Pathway Toward a Career with a Focus on Language and Literature

Earning an associate’s degree with coursework in English provides the foundation for a variety of careers that require excellent written communication skills.  If you enjoy creative and/or technical writing or the analysis of literature, an associate’s degree from Southwest Junior College can provide you with communication tools required in a variety of diverse work settings.

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Continue Your Education

An associate’s degree with coursework in English from Southwest Junior College provides the foundation for transfer to a university.  Individuals that complete the course work of a bachelor’s degree with an English major develop strong critical thinking and communication skills required in variety of business and education settings.

Career Opportunities

In today's competitive job market, employers seek professionals who can think critically, analyze content, and write well.  Students who earn a bachelor’s degree in English will possess marketable skills and be prepared to pursue many career paths, including careers in education, editing, law, business, marketing, political science and government, technical writing, journalism, and public relations.

Earning Potential

English Teacher (elementary/secondary) - $53,749*

Technical/Grant Writer - $63,633*

Editor - $43,692*

*Source: www.texaswages.com, Middle Rio Grande region, 2017


Resources

Choices 360

Choices360 gives students the tools to build meaningful education and life plans and create powerful reports to track student outcomes through Individual Learning Plans. Activation Code: TX 01129 Student Account Instructions


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Cruz O. Mata
Dr. Antonio H. and Gloria Rivera Campus
215 W. Zavala Street
Crystal City, TX 78839
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Idalia DeLaCruz
Dr. Antonio H. and Gloria Rivera Campus
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Crystal City, TX 78839
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Laura Gloria
Building A
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Eva De Anda
Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building (Building C), Office 116
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Sandra Montes
Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building (Building C), Office 117
207 Wildcat Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
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Sonia Alvarez
Administration & Student Services Building
3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Claudia Valdez
Administration & Student Services Building
3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Claudia De La Garza
Administration & Student Services Building
3101 Bob Rogers Drive
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
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Michelle Torres
South Texas Regional Training Center
402 Carter Street
Hondo, TX 78861
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Rosy Arellano
Rodolfo R. and Dolores Flores Student Services Building (Building A)
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
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Philip Botello
Rodolfo R. and Dolores Flores Student Services Building (Building A)
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
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