The Pasadena City College English Department offers you courses in composition, creative writing, reading, and a rich variety of literature courses ranging from the survey courses needed by English majors to classes like Children's Literature that speak to a particular interest.

A Welcome From the Dean

Photo of English Division Dean, Isela Ocegueda
Isela Ocegueda, English Division Dean

Welcome to the English Division! 

The English Division at Pasadena City College, a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, is dedicated to serving the needs of its students.  Whether learning how to read and write critically, being inspired by great literature, or creating your own great literature, the English Division is committed to supporting you in achieving success and extending your scholarship at four-year colleges or universities, attaining professional and vocational careers, and/or pursuing activities of personal creative development. 

The Division provides the core English curriculum for all certificate, degree, and transfer students at PCC and emphasizes an appreciation and understanding of diversity in all of its programs.  With specialized programs and highly-qualified and culturally-competent faculty, we are dedicated to advancing equity for all student populations by acknowledging the disproportional representation of historically marginalized groups in educational outcomes (access, retention, degree completion) and by addressing the various cognitive and affective learning styles of our students as we continually reflect on and develop our pedagogical practices.

Please contact us if you need assistance.  We are here to help you succeed!