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 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

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:
  • Retail Management - AS Degree

    Penn Foster College offers an online degree in Retail Management. Through the completion of four semesters of coursework, students are able to earn an Associate of Science from the comfort of home...

    • Sector of Institution:
    • Religious Affiliation:
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      62
    • 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:

    Marketing Associate of Business Administration

    Macomb Community College offers an Associate of Business Administration in Marketing degree. The hybrid environment offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending portions of t...

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

    Agriculture Business

    Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture Business. This degree is designed for students interested in developing effective skills in com...

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

      N/A

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      70
    • Credit Type:

    Associate in Applied Science Degree in Management

    Students looking to pursue a management position in a business should consider Leeward Community College’s Associate in Applied Science Degree in Management. This program requires 60 credit ...

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

      None

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      Hybrid
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      60
    • Credit Type:

    Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting

    Albany Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting for students who want to develop their educations and develop entry-level knowledge of accounting principles, p...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 2-year
    • Religious Affiliation:
      N/A
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      102
    • Credit Type:

    Small Business Entrepreneurship Diploma

    Gateway Technical College offers a Small Business Entrepreneurship Diploma that is designed for students who wish to become successful entrepreneurs in the field of business. Students will acquire...

    • Sector of Institution:
      Public, 2-year
    • Religious Affiliation:
      N/A
    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      33
    • Credit Type:

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