About Alexander College
Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 2,000 students each year. Established in 2006 under the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Alexander College consists of two urban campuses located in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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 is divided into four terms: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr), Spring (May-July) and Summer intensive (July-Aug).
Alexander College is named for Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the Scottish-born fur trade adventurer and author. Alexander Mackenzie holds a special place in Canadian history and it is in the spirit of his achievement and vision that Alexander College is so named.
Established in 2006, Alexander College first offered University Transfer and English for Academic Purposes programs. These programs are designed to help first and second year undergraduates to achieve success in their transition to the post-secondary environment through strong student support and services. In 2006 Alexander College was approved to offer the Associate of Arts degree, followed by the Associate of Science degree in 2011.
Alexander College operates two campuses located in the urban centres of Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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, one block from one of the largest shopping centres in Canada, Metrotown Shopping Centre. Facilities at the Burnaby campus include spacious classrooms, science laboratory,Writing & Learning Centre, library, and bookstore.
The Burnaby campus is centrally located in Downtown Burnaby, just one block from the Metrotown Skytrain Station.
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 and entertainment districts, as well as major tourist attractions and the Vancouver waterfront. Facilities at the Vancouver campus include large classrooms, science laboratory, Writing &Learning Centre, library, and bookstore.
The Vancouver Campus is centrally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, just one block from the Waterfront Skytrain station.