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Associate of Arts

Alexander College

24 months
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34800 CAD/year
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About

The Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree offered by many institutions in the province of British Columbia and beyond. The Associate Degree program at the Alexander College is designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.

Overview

The Associate of Arts Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. Program requirements include a minimum of 36 credits in arts, including 18 credits in arts at the second-year level taken in two or more subject areas, such as psychology, economics, Asian studies, philosophy, history, and sociology.

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or to continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Arts Degree may be transferrable to the third year of a four-year bachelor’s degree program at a university. Some BC universities also admit Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement.

International students completing the Associate of Arts Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

In an academic year, Alexander College has three admission intake terms for Associate of Arts program: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr) and Spring (May-July). 

Career Opportunities

Arts education provides students with the flexibility to explore a range of academic interests, and makes possible a variety of career opportunities.

The degree can also qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.

With an Associate of Arts Degree, students can seek entry-level employment in business, education, not-for-profit, or government services.

Examples of positions in these sectors include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assistant Retail Manager
  • Bank Teller
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Support Representative
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Sales Associate

Accreditation

  • BC Ministry of Advanced Education
  • Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB)
  • BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) program 
  • BC Transfer System (BCCAT).

Programme Structure

The Associate of Arts (60 Credits) degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.

  • 6 credits in first-year English
  • 9 credits in science 
  • 36 credits in arts which shall include:
  • 9 credits in arts, science, or other areas

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer
  • Aged at least 16+ years of age
  • All programs require evidence of English language proficiency. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34800 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17100 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

AC Scholarships

  • Academic scholarships reward outstanding achievement in a specific discipline (e.g. commerce, psychology, etc.). Scholarships are offered in each major term (Fall, Winter, Spring).
External Scholarships
  • Further to our internal Scholarships, Alexander College is committed to student success by connecting students to external scholarships as well.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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