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 Business Administration / Office Management

If you would like to pursue office management roles in small business settings with responsibilities in areas that include office communications, supply purchasing and inventory, file management a...

  • 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...

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Microsoft Office 2010 Certificate (Software not Included)

The Microsoft Office 2010 Certificate offered by Penn Foster allows students to learn specific Microsoft Office applications. To complete this program, students will need access to a Microsoft Win...

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    5
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Peachtree: Computer Applications in Accounting Certificate

Designed to assist students interested in accounting, this Computer Applications in Accounting – Peachtree Certificate program teaches students various accounting tasks using the accounting softwa...

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    1
  • Credit Type:
    course

Bookkeeping

Penn Foster makes it possible for students to earn a Bookkeeping Diploma from home. Individuals complete online courses and should acquire the skills essential to bookkeeping. Students receive han...

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  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    7
  • Credit Type:
    units

Medical Administrative Assistant

Students interested in pursuing Penn Foster’s Medical Administrate Assistant Diploma program will need to complete a total of nine courses. Students begin their learning with Penn Foster by taking...

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  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Associate Of Applied Science In Office Administration

Ivy Tech Community College offers an online Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration program. The degree prepares students for a career in a professional office environment. As busine...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:
    credits

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:

Business Software Applications, A.A.S.

The Business Software Applications, A.A.S. degree from Lamar Community College encourages study in courses such as management, accounting, marketing, and public speaking. LCC requires a total of 62 c...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Campus Based
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

Computer Technology Basics Certificate of Completion

The Computer Technology Basics Certificate of Completion program at Lansing Community College is offered completely online. The program’s course schedules are flexible, however, the curriculum is ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:

Office Application Specialist Certificate

The Office Applications Specialist certificate program at Laramie County Community College can be completed entirely online. The program provides a quality educational curriculum with flexible and...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    26
  • Credit Type:

Office Administration Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science with the concentration on Office Administration should prepare students for advanced positions in administrative support roles. The broad degree curriculum is appl...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    74
  • Credit Type:

Administrative Assistant/Office Professional Associate in Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Assistant/Office Professional program from Lincoln Land Community College is a mostly-online, vocational degree offered to students who wish to p...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

AAS Degrees in Professional Office Technology

The AAS Degrees in Professional Office Technology provides students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human and customer relations, telephone te...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management

Long Island University's Palmer School of Library and Information Science offers an online advanced certificate that will prepare students to preserve, manage and provide access to both temporary ...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Certificate in Finance

Macomb Community College offers a Certificate in Finance. The hybrid environment of this program offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending portions of the class during the...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    45
  • Credit Type:

Business Software Applications Specialist

The Madison Area Technical College offers a Business Software Application Specialist program that provides education for the basic proceedings of an office employee. The program emphasizes softwar...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Office Technologies

Massasoit Community College offers an Office Technologies Certificate that is approved by the Board of Higher Education. The Office Technologies program was created for students interested in mode...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Health Information Management Systems – Medical Office Management (HIMO1)

Metropolitan Community College offers a Health Information Management Systems-Medical Office Management program that awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The program is designed to prep...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    97
  • Credit Type:

Medical Office Asistant Diploma

The Medical Office Assistant Diploma at Minnesota State Community and Technical College teaches students to become trained office specialists in order to work in a medical office.   Medi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    44
  • Credit Type:

Administrative Assistant, AAS

Earn your degree in Administrative Assistant, AAS from Minnesota West Community and Technical College...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Administrative Office Specialist (AAS)

Earn your degree in Administrative Office Specialist (AAS) from Mitchell Technical Institute ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    78
  • Credit Type:

Certificate - Bookkeeping

Earn your degree in Certificate - Bookkeeping from Mohave Community College...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Office Technologies

Earn your degree in Office Technologies from Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Office Administration Specialty Certificate

The Specialty Certificate in Office Administration program at Montgomery County Community College is designed to prepare qualified students for entry-level work or the advancement of their careers...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

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

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