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

Medical Office Administration Certificate

Kaplan University’s online medical office administration program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to pursue entry-level positions in this exciting f...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    57
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Medical Assistant Certificate

Earning a medical assisting certificate online at Kaplan University could help prepare you to pursue opportunities in physicians' offices, hospitals, and health clinics.* As a medical assistan...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    57
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Fitness and Nutrition Certificate

The Fitness and Nutrition Certificate consists of seven instruction sets. Students begin the program by studying Managing Personal Health. Students assess their current lifestyle and the effects i...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    7
  • Credit Type:
    units

Health Information Management Certificate

Through Penn Foster, students are able to earn a Medical Information Management Certificate online. In the course Confidentiality of Health Information, students learn the legal rules and ethics o...

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

Sports Nutrition Certificate

By completing a series of four courses, students have the opportunity to earn a Sports Nutrition Certificate through Penn Foster. The student first receives an introduction to sports nutrition whe...

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

Optician

Obtained through Penn Foster Career School, students are able to earn a Diploma for Optician courses. The students complete a skills assessment in reading and math, determining how ready a student...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    10
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Dental Assistant

Penn Foster Career School offers students the opportunity to earn a Dental Assistant Diploma from home. This online program focuses on Dental Terminology and Anatomy, Radiology, Dental Insurance, ...

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    units

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...

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

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:

Medical Office Assistant Career Studies Certificate

The Medical Office Assistant Career Studies Certificate offered by New River Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is in...

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

Medical Administrative Assistant

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Science in Health Sciences Broad Field

Northland Community and Technical College offers an Associate of Science in Health Sciences as part of a broad exposure to subjects relating to health services. The program is intended to be a tra...

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

    N/A

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

Medical Laboratory Technology

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) prepares students for the competitive and growing healthcare field.  The degree is available to students through...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    103
  • Credit Type:

Medical Administrative Certificate

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    58
  • Credit Type:

Medical Secretary Certificate Program

The 150-credit hour Medical Secretary Certificate program at Redlands Community College provides educational opportunities for those interested in working as a medical secretary in single or multi...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    150
  • Credit Type:
    hours

Healthcare Documentation

The Healthcare Documentation certificate program at Richland Community College can be completed entirely online. The online courses have flexible schedules and allow students to complete coursewor...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    29
  • Credit Type:

Basic Activity Program Certificate

Ridgewater College currently offers an Activity Director Certificate as part of their online programming.   This certificate allows students to pursue career opportunities to work with e...

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

    N/A

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

Medical Secretary - Associate of Science

Rochester Community and Technical College offers a Medical Secretary Associate of Science Degree which prepares students to work in agencies such as hospitals, clinics or medical groups as secreta...

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

    N/A

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

Medical Assistant

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

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

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical therapist assistants typically serve as a valued asset to healthcare providers who offer specialized services. Physical therapy is a service that is provided for patients who have difficu...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    49
  • Credit Type:

Paramedicine Technology Associate Degree

Savannah Technical College offers an Associate's degree in Paramedic Technology for students interested in careers as emergency medical responders, paramedics, or other emergency personnel who...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    70
  • Credit Type:

Medical Office Administration - AAS Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree provides students with the applied knowledge, theory and experience needed to pursue employment in specific occupational areas. Because course requirements ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    66
  • Credit Type:

Medical Office Administration Diploma

This Medical Office Administration Diploma from Wake Technical Community College aims to prepare students careers as medical office assistants, medical receptionist, and medical office specialist....

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    41
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Medical Office Administration/Medical Insurance

As America's generation of baby boomers begin to approach older age, the demand for qualified, multi-skilled administrative assistants and medical coding specials continues to rise throughout ...

  • 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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