British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education established Alexander College in 2006. The college was named after a Scottish author and fur trade adventurer, Sir Alexander Mackenzie. Initially, the college offered English for Academic Purposes and University Transfer programs. Currently, the college holds the accreditation of several organizations like the Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB) and Education Quality Assurance (EQA) program. It also holds the membership of the BC Transfer System.
Alexander College has two urban campuses across British Columbia in Vancouver and Burnaby. Situated in the middle of downtown Vancouver, the college's Vancouver campus lies at the corner of Hastings and Seymour Streets just one block away from the Waterfront Skytrain Station. The Burnaby campus is situated in the heart of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, on the Kingsway and McKay Street corner just one block away from the Metrotown Skytrain Station. Both the campuses have modern infrastructure and offer first-rate academic facilities including spacious classrooms, hi-tech laboratories, well-stocked libraries, Writing and Learning Centre and bookstores.
Alexander College offers a range of undergraduate courses in various subjects such as biology, chemistry, commerce, computer science, economics, English, film studies, geography, mathematics, history, philosophy, psychology, physics, sociology, and French. It also provides ‘English for Academic Purposes’ program and various transfer programs including Associate of Science degree, Associate of Arts degree and University Transfer. The college provides education to around 2,000 students annually including foreign students from 50 countries and houses experienced and qualified faculty members. Its academic calendar has four terms: winter (January-April), spring (May-July), fall (September-December) and summer intensive (July-August). The college also offers several career services like resume writing and job searching.
Alexander College provides students with an exceptional platform to jumpstart their careers and to pursue their goals. The college actively makes efforts to push the students towards professional excellence and supports them throughout their journey to success. It provides encouragement and support to the students even after graduation. The college has produced several qualified, skilled and talented graduates who have successfully made their mark in the fields of their choice. The college's alumni association keeps its alumni connected and relished in their success.
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