List of Accredited Online Degrees

An alternative education can be obtained from students attending a vocational school. A vocational school is designed for individuals aspiring to technical and trade careers. The hands-on experiences gained from attending a trade school will enhance the practical skills of mechanics, construction workers, computer IT professionals, healthcare assistants, justice and security providers and many more occupations.

The specific purpose of the trade, vocational and career colleges came into existence because of historical governmental incentives to educate the working class in basic and necessary traits that benefit the general population. Trade and tech schools focus on teaching a single specific skill, rather than the liberal arts education provided at colleges and universities. Most career colleges design a curriculum for careers that normally have current and future growth potential.

Vocational schools and career colleges vary in a few details, but provide students similar types of degrees and certificates. Vocational schools are government-owned or supported learning institutions, that normally grant degrees or certificates with two full years of study, and earned credits are largely accepted by other higher education establishments. Career colleges are usually not funded by the government and generally grant degrees or certificates in courses in shorter periods of time. The recent accusations of career colleges ‘over-promising’ graduates expectations has tightened standards and increased regulations.

The use of vocational and career colleges has seen a transition, as some of the specific areas of study are now being offered at accredited colleges and universities recognizing the need for skilled tradesman. The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the largest American national education association that is responsible for the standardized advancement of career and vocational education. A very notable technical school, which has produced very successful graduates, is The California Institute of Technology. Students interested in pursuing an education with a career or vocational school should research the actual career placement potentials as well as transferability of credits as well as accreditation.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Assistant

The Department of Health Professions at Liberty University offers an Associate of Applied Science-Medical Office Assistant degree program that may be completed entirely online. Students will aim t...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

The objective of the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program is to help prepare you with knowledge of accounting theories and principles as they apply to the business world. The program...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration could help prepare you to pursue the career opportunities you seek. The program’s curriculum combines accounting and microcomputer...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration / Business

If you would like to pursue entry-level positions in many areas of the business world, including accounting and finance, consider this concentration.*  *...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration / Customer Service

If you would like to pursue a career as a customer service representative who serves as a direct point of contact for customers and ensures that they receive an adequate level of service by answer...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration / Meeting and Event Planning

Choose the meeting and event planning concentration if you are interested in coordinating every detail of meetings and conventions, from the speakers and meeting location to arranging for printed ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Accounting Essentials Certificate

Penn Foster Career School makes it possible for students to earn their Accounting Essentials Certificate in the comfort of their own home. When students obtain an Accounting Essentials Certificate...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Paralegal: Advanced Applications Certificate

Interested in law, interviewing, or civil litigation? Penn Foster offers an Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate where students can study various paralegal concepts. The Advanced Paralegal ...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    courses

AutoCAD Essentials Certificate

Prospective students interested in Penn Foster’s AutoCAD Essentials Certificate program should have experience in Windows-based computer and basic drafting. Students participate in several special...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    2
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Appliance Repair

With the help of Penn Foster, students can earn an Appliance Repair Diploma from home. Students will gain hands-on experience without the need for a classroom. Participants in the program work wit...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:
    units

Drafting with AutoCAD®

Penn Foster Career School offers a hands-on Drafting with AutoCAD (computer-aided design) diploma. Consisting of 10 Instruction Sets, this program includes training in CAD software, drafting equip...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    10
  • Credit Type:
    units

High School Diploma and Certificate in Child Care and Education

Smart Horizons Career Online High School provides students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. This 18 credit hour program offers students career-based high school diplomas, preparing t...

  • Sector of Institution:
    N/A
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

High School Diploma and Certificate: Certified Protection Officer

The High School Diploma and Certificate: Certified Protection Officer program offered by Smart Horizons Career Online High School provides students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. T...

  • Sector of Institution:
    N/A
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

High School Diploma and Certificate in Office Management

Smart Horizons Career Online High School offers students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. Taught by a team of certified teachers, students are surrounded by a positive learning atmos...

  • Sector of Institution:
    N/A
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

High School Diploma and Certificate in Certified Transportation Services

Smart Horizons Career Online School makes it possible for students to earn a career-based high school diploma in and certificate in Certified Transportation Services. The program consists of 18 cr...

  • Sector of Institution:
    N/A
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

High School Diploma and Certificate in Homeland Security

By completing 18 credit hours, students are able to earn a high school diploma and certificate in Homeland Security. Credit requirements include taking courses in math, science, social studies, an...

  • Sector of Institution:
    N/A
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Healthcare Coding

...

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    Fixed Price

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Care & Education

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Undergraduate Certificate in Infant & Toddler Care

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Undergraduate Certificate in Meeting & Event Planning

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Medical Terminology

This course introduces elements of medical terminology, such as the etymology of words used to describe the human body. Students learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathologic...

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    56
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Medical Assisting

The Kennebec Valley Community College offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science through the Medical Assisting program. This program includes a theoretical and laboratory experience that is mai...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Online Associate of Arts in Business

The Associate of Arts in Business from King University is an ideal program for students who wish to participate in a flexible, online-based curriculum. A Presbyterian institution based in Bristol,...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:

Administration Certificate Program

La Roche College offers an online Certificate in Administration program. The certificate prepares students for a immediate entry-level careers in a professional office environment. As business' in...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Roman Catholic
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    24
  • Credit Type:

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