Alexander College

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Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution established in 2006 under the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.[1] Alexander College consists of two urban campuses located in Burnaby and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.

Alexander College offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer 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),[2] BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA)[3] program, and is a proud participant in the BC Transfer System,[4] organized by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT)[5]

Sir Alexander Mackenzie

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.

Established in 2006, Alexander College first offered University Transfer and English for Academic Purposes programs 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 Campuses (Burnaby and Vancouver)[edit]

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

Alexander College Burnaby Campus

Burnaby Campus

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. Facilities at the Burnaby campus include spacious classrooms, science laboratory, Writing & Learning Centre, library, and bookstore.

Alexander College Vancouver Campus

Vancouver Campus

Alexander College's Vancouver Campus is located in the centre of downtown Vancouver on the corner of Seymour and Hastings Street. Facilities at the Vancouver campus include classrooms, science laboratory, Writing & Learning Center, library, and bookstore.

Subject Areas[edit]

Subject Areas offered are:

  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • University Preparation

Financial Assistance[edit]

Financial assistance is available to students through StudentAid BC.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for educational funding from the province of British Columbia through StudentAid BC.[6] Educational student loans are available for students of Alexander College from the national government of Canada, as well as from the province of British Columbia.


  1. ^ "British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED)". Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ "Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB)". Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ "BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA)". Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  4. ^ "BC Transfer System". Archived from the original on 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  5. ^ "BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT)". Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  6. ^ "StudentAid BC". Retrieved 2014-10-17.

Coordinates: 49°13′47″N 123°00′07″W / 49.2297°N 123.0019°W / 49.2297; -123.0019