English Department

The English department strives to give students opportunities for real-world experience. In addition to a wide range of writing and literature courses, the English department offers two kinds of transfer degrees: an Associate of Arts in English Literature and Associate of Science transfer degrees with an emphasis in English. Students have the chance to work as peer mentors in the Writing Center, edit and produce The Clackamas Literary Review, and help plan CCC's annual creative writing conference, Compose

Additional academic resources include Testing and Placement Services and Placement Advising for Student Success (PASS).

English Programs

Transfer degrees (Two years)

Compose Creative Writing Conference

Compose is an annual workshop series open to budding writers, lovers of literature and anyone interested in telling a story. Held in the spring at our Oregon City campus, this low-cost conference teaches attendees how to tell stories in meaningful ways, giving them the opportunity to network, share ideas and learn from special guest speakers including writers, poets and publishers.


  • May 20

    Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.

    Admission: $25

    Location: Attendees can choose to participate in person on the CCC Oregon City campus or join the conference virtually via Zoom. The Keynote address and select workshops will be available online.

    Keynote: Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, opens the conference at 10 a.m. 

    Workshops: After the keynote, participants can choose from five morning sessions and four afternoon sessions in genres including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, graphic novels and playwriting.

    Conference schedule and registration

Meet the English department!

Collage of English department team members

Amanda Coffey


English Department


Amanda Coffey
Department Chair

Isaiah Lee
Administrative Assistant