A.A. ArtsAlexander College
Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution and operates two campuses located in the urban centres of Burnaby and Vancouver, BC.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||C$ 15000|
|Start Date||January 2017|
The Associate of Arts Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree program designed to provide broad-based knowledge and experiences in preparation for entering the workforce, or as a foundation for further undergraduate study.
Students within the Associate of Arts Degree program will gain multi-disciplinary knowledge in the faculties of arts, humanities, and social sciences, and develop their critical thinking and research skills. The program provides a comprehensive learning experience that also allows students to customize their coursework in order to focus on an area of personal interest.
The Associate of Arts Degree is a foundational degree consisting of 60 credits in total, typically completed over a two-year period. 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.
International students completing the Associate of Arts Degree program at Alexander College are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
General Admission Requirements
- Minimum 5 Credit Level passes in WASSCE/NECO/GCE including English and Mathematics
- Completion of Secondary Education (12 years, or equivalent) or mature student status, or post-secondary transfer
- Academic and/or GPA requirements specific to individual programs
- Aged at least 16+ years of age
The Associate of Arts degree program consists of the following course requirements, which must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
I. 6 credits in first-year English
II. 9 credits in science which shall include at least:
- 3 credits in mathematics, computer science or statistics (statistics courses taught in subject areas of commerce and psychology may also be used)
- 3 credits in a laboratory science
III. 36 credits in arts which shall include:
- 6 credits in the social sciences
- 6 credits in humanities other than English
- 24 additional credits in arts, 18 of which must be taken at the second-year level in two or more subject areas
IV. 9 credits in arts, science, or other areas
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