Mission College English Department

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Welcome to the English Department!
Contact Information

Administrative Specialist:
Kena Rogers 408-855-5219 

Department Chair:
Aram Shepherd 

Valerie Jensen


Faculty Info

AA Transfer Degree

Associate in Arts for Transfer degree requirements

Catalog English Course Descriptions



The Mission College English Department offers composition, literature, and technical writing courses designated to provide students with the skills needed to be successful in both their academic and work lives. Through these courses, students develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed to attain an AA-T degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, or move directly into the workforce.

Department Highlights
  • Composition courses designed for all levels of ability.
  • Transfer-level literature and creative writing courses that meet CSU & UC requirements.
  • Learning communities focusing on Asian-American and Latin@ cultural experiences
  • On-line courses in composition & workplace writing.
  • Experienced, innovative faculty, dedicated to student success.