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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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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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
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    courses

Microsoft Office 2010 Certificate (Software not Included)

The Microsoft Office 2010 Certificate offered by Penn Foster allows students to learn specific Microsoft Office applications. To complete this program, students will need access to a Microsoft Win...

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    5
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    courses

Peachtree: Computer Applications in Accounting Certificate

Designed to assist students interested in accounting, this Computer Applications in Accounting – Peachtree Certificate program teaches students various accounting tasks using the accounting softwa...

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    1
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    course

Spanish Certificate

Through Penn Foster, students are able to complete an online Spanish Certificate. The Spanish program consists of seven Instruction Sets that teach students the skills necessary for speaking the S...

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    7
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    courses

Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

The Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting is available to interested students who have obtained a high school diploma or GED. Penn Foster College's Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting requir...

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    31
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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...

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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Roman Catholic
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    24
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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 ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
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Office Application Specialist Certificate

The Office Applications Specialist certificate program at Laramie County Community College can be completed entirely online. The program provides a quality educational curriculum with flexible and...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    26
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Office Administration - Receptionist Certificate

Lenoir Community College offers an Office Administration program to students who wish to have the opportunity to earn a concentrated certificate in the study of becoming a receptionist. The value ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
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Help Desk Level I Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion in the area of Help Desk Level I is an occupational program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This program is intended for those individuals who ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
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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...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A

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

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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Certificate in Finance

Macomb Community College offers a Certificate in Finance. The hybrid environment of this program offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending portions of the class during the...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    45
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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...

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

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    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
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Bookkeeping (BKPCE)

Metropolitan Community College offers students a Bookkeeping (BKPCE) program that awards the Certificate of Achievement Degree. The program’s curriculum focuses on providing an education that cove...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    535
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Virtual Office Professional Certificate

The Virtual Office Professional Certificate at Minnesota State Community and Technical College gives students the knowledge and skills they need to successfully work out of their own home office.&...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    29
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(Computer) Data Entry Specialist, Certificate

Earn your degree in (Computer) Data Entry Specialist, Certificate from Minnesota West Community and Technical College...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
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Certificate - Bookkeeping

Earn your degree in Certificate - Bookkeeping from Mohave Community College...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Office Administration Specialty Certificate

The Specialty Certificate in Office Administration program at Montgomery County Community College is designed to prepare qualified students for entry-level work or the advancement of their careers...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
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Legal Office Skills Certificate

Earn your degree in Legal Office Skills Certificate from Moraine Park Technical College ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    14
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Administrative Assistant Career Studies Certificate

The Administrative 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 aims ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Certificate
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Microsoft Office Specialist MCAS Certificate

Oakton Community College offers an online Microsoft Office Specialist MCAS Certificate.  The certificate is a 17 credit hour program.  Required courses include: Introduction to the MS-Wi...

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    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    17
  • Credit Type:

Office Management (Technical Certificate)

The Technical Certificate in Office Management program offered by Pensacola State College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program should tak...

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    Public, 4-year or above
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    N/A
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    Certificate
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Office Assistant Certificate program

Earn your degree in Office Assistant Certificate program from Denver Academy of Court Reporting...

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    Private for-profit, 2-year
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

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