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 Assistant A.S. Degree*

Penn Foster College offers an online Medical Assistant A.S. Degree* to interested students. During this program students have the opportunity to learn medical coding, medical terminology, and huma...

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

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:

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 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:

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:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Office Administration

Medical office administrators typically perform a variety of clerical and support tasks for doctors offices, medical clinics, and insurance companies.  Day-to-day duties of a medical office a...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    69
  • Credit Type:

Agricultural and Natural Resources (AS)

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Addiction and Prevention Studies for students who are interested in addiction studies for the study of criminal just...

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

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