Department of English

Welcome to the English Department at South Suburban College.

Our programs place emphasis on a wide range of topics relating to the English language, its usage, and the writing process.

South Suburban College is proud to offer courses designed to give students the background that they need to go on to advanced degree institutions. Many of these courses are specifically designed for transfer, enabling students to complete their first two years of coursework leading towards a Bachelor’s degree in virtually any field of study at a four year college or university.

Please Note: To ensure correct placement in the proper introductory English course, new students are required to take the COMPASS or ASSET test prior to registration.

Also, our instructors utilize microcomputers to facilitate writing and it is highly recommended that students are proficient in keyboarding. Students lacking in basic skills should enroll in OAT 100.


SSC Writing Center

Writing Center

South Suburban College’s Writing Center provides expert tutorial assistance for our students by our English faculty. We can help students in all stages of writing:

  • Planning a draft
  • Revision
  • Editing/proofreading, and more.

Times are limited. To schedule an appointment, students can call (708) 596-2000 ext. 2336. Visit Room 3234 for a Walk-in session (first come, first serve availability).