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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Appliance Repair

With the help of Penn Foster, students can earn an Appliance Repair Diploma from home. Students will gain hands-on experience without the need for a classroom. Participants in the program work wit...

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    Diploma
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    6
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Drafting with AutoCAD®

Penn Foster Career School offers a hands-on Drafting with AutoCAD (computer-aided design) diploma. Consisting of 10 Instruction Sets, this program includes training in CAD software, drafting equip...

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    Diploma
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    10
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Bookkeeping

Penn Foster makes it possible for students to earn a Bookkeeping Diploma from home. Individuals complete online courses and should acquire the skills essential to bookkeeping. Students receive han...

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    Diploma
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    7
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Furniture and Cabinet Maker

Penn Foster Career School's Furniture and Cabinet Maker Diploma is available online to students who are interested in learning woodworking skills from home. The programs covers topics of woodworki...

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    Diploma
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    8
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Carpenter

Through Penn Foster Career School, students are able to pursue a Carpenter Diploma completely online. Carpentry requires certain specialized skills that Penn Foster is equipped to teach its studen...

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    Diploma
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    7
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High School Diploma and Certificate in Child Care and Education

Smart Horizons Career Online High School provides students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. This 18 credit hour program offers students career-based high school diplomas, preparing t...

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High School Diploma and Certificate: Certified Protection Officer

The High School Diploma and Certificate: Certified Protection Officer program offered by Smart Horizons Career Online High School provides students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. T...

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    18
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High School Diploma and Certificate in Office Management

Smart Horizons Career Online High School offers students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. Taught by a team of certified teachers, students are surrounded by a positive learning atmos...

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High School Diploma and Certificate in Certified Transportation Services

Smart Horizons Career Online School makes it possible for students to earn a career-based high school diploma in and certificate in Certified Transportation Services. The program consists of 18 cr...

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    18
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High School Diploma and Certificate in Homeland Security

By completing 18 credit hours, students are able to earn a high school diploma and certificate in Homeland Security. Credit requirements include taking courses in math, science, social studies, an...

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Medical Coding Specialist

A medical coding diploma from Lakeshore Technical College may be an ideal option for those currently in a clerical role in the health care field. A medical coding specialist career requires people...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    22
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Office Administration Diploma

The value of earning an Office Administration diploma should prepare students for advanced positions in administrative support roles as well as increase professionalism for future aspirations. The...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    47
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Business Software Applications Specialist

The Madison Area Technical College offers a Business Software Application Specialist program that provides education for the basic proceedings of an office employee. The program emphasizes softwar...

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    Public, 4-year or above
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    33
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Medical Records Technician (MRTSD)

The Medical Records Technician (MRTSD) program at Metropolitan Community College awards the Specialist Diploma upon graduation. Students should strengthen the knowledge and expertise that is neede...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    315
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IT Systems Support Diploma

The IT Systems Support Diploma degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College trains students to provide IT support to any number of institutions such as those in business, government, ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    34
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Administrative Assistant, Diploma

Earn your degree in Administrative Assistant, Diploma from Minnesota West Community and Technical College...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    35
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Office Technology Specialist

Earn your degree in Office Technology Specialist from Mitchell Technical Institute...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    40
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Medical Coding Specialist

Earn your degree in Medical Coding Specialist from Moraine Park Technical College ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    27
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Business - General - Diploma

Individuals who are interested in learning about business principles or wanting to update their business skills may find the general business diploma program extremely beneficial. Through completi...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    33
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Accounting Clerk

The Accounting Clerk diploma program offered by Northeast Iowa Community College is designed for students interested in pursuing careers as bookkeepers, payroll clerks or accounting clerks. Studen...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    32
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Diploma in Medical Office Specialist

Northland Community and Technical College offers a Diploma in Medical Office Specialization for students interested in developing the skills needed for working in a medical practice from an admini...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    42
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Medical Records Transcribing (Advanced Technical Diploma)

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    Public, 4-year or above
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Medical Administrative Certificate

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    4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    58
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Administrative Assistant - Diploma

Rochester Community and Technical College offers an Administrative Assistant Diploma which is designed to prepare students to handle a wide variety of business related tasks. These tasks include r...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    37
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Business Management Diploma

Offered by Southeastern Technical College, the Business Management Diploma program was created to prepare students for management and leadership positions in a variety of business settings. Gradua...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    49
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