The Associate of Science Degree is a two-year undergraduate degree and allows students to customize and focus their coursework in an area of personal interest such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics. Students can also fulfill a significant portion of their course work requirements for first year engineering and engineering diploma programs.
Specifically, the Associate of Science degree program provides experience and aptitudes in the following areas:
Knowledge of natural and applied sciences
Ability to apply scientific methods of inquiry
Proficiency in the interpretation of data and measurements
Understanding of real-world applications
Ability to express insight and to hypothesize based upon complex reasoning
Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree program, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue their undergraduate studies. An Associate of Science Degree may be transferrable to the second- and/or third-year of bachelor’s degree program at a university. Some BC universities also admit Associate Degree graduates at a reduced GPA requirement.
International students completing this program at Alexander College may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). International students graduating with an Associate Degree from Alexander College may gain practical work experience within the Canadian workforce by applying for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.
The Associate of Science degree can qualify graduates for positions that demand greater responsibility than those achievable with a high school diploma.
With this degree, students can seek entry-level positions in any industry that employs scientific exploration, such as biochemistry and biotechnology, fisheries and aquaculture biology, health, sports and nutrition consulting, medical research, pharmaceutical research, and environmental research and preservation.
Examples of positions include in these sectors include, but are not limited to:
Agricultural and food science technician
Environmental protection technician
Occupational health and safety technician
Why Study Associate of Science program at Alexander College?
Affordable fees compared with public colleges and universities
On-campus work/volunteer opportunities
Free career advising
Free academic advising support in a variety of languages
Academic pathways to higher education with variety of transferable courses
Free tutoring services
International Student Advising Services
Various academic support, such as workshops and peer mentorship program
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