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Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 2,000 students every year. Alexander College offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer programs [see Programs] including University Transfer, Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Science degree. An integrated English for Academic Purposes program is also available to assist non-native English speakers with their transition to university level studies in the English language.

Alexander College is recognized and accredited by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB), BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) program, and is a proud participant in the BC Transfer System, organized by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT).

The academic year has four terms: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr), Spring (May-July) and Summer intensive (July-Aug).

Mission

Alexander College helps young people benefit from participating in the higher education community. We provide the first two years of university study leading to an Associate degree and university transfer in a student-centered and supportive environment.


Goals

  • Provide a serious and supportive learning environment where students with a variety of cultural backgrounds and language abilities can begin university study while simultaneously improving their English-language skills.
  • Provide academic preparation that is recognized by other academic institutions throughout North America and beyond, and that provides a foundation for successful progress through more advanced studies.
  • Foster individual growth and development by supporting each student’s academic achievement and involvement in the community life of the College.
  • Establish and maintain a reputation for excellence in the academic community in every aspect of College programs, activities, and services.

Our History

Our name, Alexander College is from Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the Scottish-born fur trade adventurer and author. Alexander Mackenzie holds a special place in Canadian history. Thus, the name Alexander College is in the spirit of his achievement and vision.

Established in 2006 under the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Alexander College consists of two urban campuses. These campuses are located in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Alexander College first offered University Transfer and English for Academic Purposes programs. We design our programs to help first and second year undergraduates to achieve success in their transition to the post-secondary environment. This is through strong student support and services available.

In 2006, Alexander College was approved to offer the Associate of Arts degree.

To follow is the Associate of Science degree in 2011.

Our Campuses

Alexander College operates two campuses located in the urban centres of Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Vancouver

Alexander College’s Vancouver Campus is located in the centre of downtown Vancouver on the corner of Seymour and Hastings Streets. The Vancouver campus is steps away from the major shopping, entertainment districts, and major tourist attractions. As well, it is just one block from the Vancouver Waterfront Skytrain.

The Vancouver Campus is centrally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, just one block from the Waterfront Skytrain station.

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Burnaby

Burnaby is a large suburb located in the geographic centre of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Alexander College’s Burnaby Campus is located on the corner of McKay Street and Kingsway. It is one block from one of the largest shopping centres in Canada, Metrotown Shopping Centre.

The Burnaby campus is centrally located in Downtown Burnaby, just one block from the Metrotown Skytrain Station.

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