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Associate of Arts English



What will I learn?

English study opens up a world of employment possibilities.

Employers in a wide range of fields value written and oral communication skills, creativity, and critical thinking abilities students gain in English programs.


The following is a partial list of careers open to those with a degree in English:

  • Technical writing
  • Copywriting and content creation
  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Broadcasting and journalism
  • Corporate communications
  • Teaching
  • Foreign service officer
  • Government service worker
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Public relations
  • Research analyst

Associate degrees from CNC transfer into university programs and give you preferential admission at public universities and university-colleges in BC. (Consult the British Columbia Transfer Guide and check with CNC advisors to verify transferability of credits.)

What you will learn

  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Research ability
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity

Associate of Arts English Courses

To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with an English concentration, you must complete 18 or more credits in English, with 9 of those credits being second-year courses, as part of the 60 credits required for an Associate of Arts degree. To ensure successful completion of your degree, consult a CNC advisor to create your degree program.


Alternate Delivery

Which department am I in?

College of New Caledonia

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,760.00 (US$ 10,188) per year
The estimated cost for this program is CAN $27,520
Start date

5 September 2023, 8 January 2024


College of New Caledonia

Prince George campus,

3330 - 22nd Avenue,


British Columbia (BC),

V2N 1P8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should be 18 years of age or over and have completed high school or the equivalent of Grade 12. English language requirements: A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT), an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent.

For international students

You’ll need one of the following (or equivalent):

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples)
  • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate
  • GED Certificate
  • Completion of Grade 11 with an outstanding academic record in the year of application.

Note 1: It is recommended high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.

Note 2: Students who received less than a “B” grade in English 12 or its equivalent are strongly encouraged to select English 103 as their first English course.

Note 3: Students applying for admission to MATH 101, CSC 109, Phys 101 or Chem 111 who obtained a “C+” or less in Principles of Math 12 (interim grade) or Math 050 must first register in MATH 100.

Note 4: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.

Note 5: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of specific courses you select.

English Language Proficiency: Have a minimum TOEFL score or 80 (IBT) with no band less than 17, or an academic IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent, or successful completion of CNC’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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