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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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

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

Paralegal: Advanced Applications Certificate

Interested in law, interviewing, or civil litigation? Penn Foster offers an Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate where students can study various paralegal concepts. The Advanced Paralegal ...

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    courses

AutoCAD Essentials Certificate

Prospective students interested in Penn Foster’s AutoCAD Essentials Certificate program should have experience in Windows-based computer and basic drafting. Students participate in several special...

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

Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate

Penn Foster offers an Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate covering heating and cooling systems, servicing, troubleshooting, and EPA regulations. It is important for students interested in the p...

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

Automotive Transmissions Essentials Certificate

Students can complete a Certificate in Automotive Transmission Essentials through Penn Foster Career School. Students in the program complete courses in manual transmissions and automatic transmis...

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

Certificate in Healthcare Coding

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
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    Fixed Price

Undergraduate Certificate in Infant & Toddler Care

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

Undergraduate Certificate in Meeting & Event Planning

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

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...

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    Certificate
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    Per Course

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:

Microsoft Server Administrator

Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota offers an online degree in Microsoft Server Administrator. The innovative online format allows working students the opportunity to earn a useful degree w...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    13
  • Credit Type:

User Support Specialist Certificate

For prospective students with an interest in computers, programming, and internet technology who already have a bachelor degree in a different field or don’t wish to approach secondary educa...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    28
  • 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:

Computer Support Specialist Certificate

The Computer Support Specialist program at Laramie County Community College allows students to complete courses and earn the certificate entirely online. The online program’s courses offer flexibl...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    27
  • Credit Type:

Undergraduate Certificate in Building Information Modeling and Computer Visualization

Lawrence Technological University offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Building Information Modeling and Computer Visualization for those interested in relatively new technologies, bui...

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

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Medical Office Administration - Medical Coding, Billing, and Insurance Certificate

Lenoir Community College has made available to students interested in medical office administration a certificate in the concentration of Medical Coding, Billing, & Insurance. Earning this educati...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
  • Credit Type:

Community Police Officer Certificate of Completion

The Community Police Officer Certificate of Completion is an occupational program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. It is a twenty-two credit hour program suited for people wh...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    22
  • Credit Type:

Administrative Support Certificate

The Administrative Services Program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s business world. A unique combination of relevant concentrations and br...

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

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    35
  • 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

Skill Specific Certificate in Accounting

Macomb Community College offers an online Accounting skill-specific certificate. The completely online environment of this program offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attendin...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    19
  • Credit Type:

Engineering Studies Certificate

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    Public, 4-year or above
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    N/A

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    Certificate
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Essential Office Skills Certificate

The Essential Office Skills Certificate program at Madison Area Technical College offers students education in office skills that are required in the present-day office environment. The certificat...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • 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:

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