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

Business Management - AS Degree

Penn Foster offers a Business Management Associate in Science degree. In four semesters, students are able complete all the necessary coursework online, without the need for a classroom.

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    65
  • Credit Type:
  • Construction Technology - AS Degree

    The Construction Technology Associate Degree program offered by Penn Foster allows students to earn a degree from home. Covering construction material and methods, planning and control, technical ...

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

    Criminal Justice - AS Degree*

    The Criminal Justice - AS Degree* offered by Penn Foster allows students to learn the skills needed for employment in criminal law, police management, and criminology. Due to the nature of this on...

    • Sector of Institution:
    • Religious Affiliation:
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      71
    • Credit Type:

    Engineering Technology - AS Degree

    The Engineering Technology program offered through Penn Foster College trains students for a career dealing with engineering, mechanics, and control technology. The Engineering Technol...

    • Sector of Institution:
    • Religious Affiliation:
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      64
    • Credit Type:

    Fashion Merchandising - AS Degree*

    The Fashion Merchandising - AS Degree* online degree trains students for employment as a merchandiser, sales manager, or for work in retail. The course Information Literacy students strategies for...

    • Sector of Institution:
    • Religious Affiliation:
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      64
    • Credit Type:

    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

    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

    Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

    ...

    • 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:

    Horse Training & Management - Barrel Horse Training, A.A.S.

    Lamar Community College offers a degree in Horse Training and Management - Barrel Horse Training, A.A.S. A total of 60 credit hours must be completed to obtain this degree. Students are required to...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 2-year
    • Religious Affiliation:
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      Campus Based
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      60
    • Credit Type:

    Associate Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Operations

    At Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts students have the option to obtain an Associate Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Operations. Through this program, students get a chance to gain exposur...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:
      N/A
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      Hybrid
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      0
    • Credit Type:
      NA

    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:

    Finance Associate of Business Administration

    Macomb Community College offers a hybrid Associate of Business Administration in Finance degree. The hybrid environment of this program offers students increased flexibility and the convenience of...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 2-year
    • Religious Affiliation:
      N/A
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      Hybrid
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      63
    • Credit Type:

    AS Surveying

    Individuals interested in working outside, rather than in an office setting for the majority of the day may be interested in a career in land surveying. MGSC’s Associate of Science in Survey...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:

      N/A

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

    Administrative Professional Online Associates Degree

    The Business Technology programs at Madison College is dedicated in preparing students to use the technology within the business environment and to teach the skills needed for students to excel wi...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 4-year or above
    • Religious Affiliation:
      N/A
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      67
    • Credit Type:

    Criminal Justice - Private Security Option (CJPSO)

    The Criminal Justice-Corrections Option program awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree and may be completed entirely online. The degree aims to educate students in the practical knowledge ...

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

      N/A

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      99
    • Credit Type:

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