List of Accredited Online Degrees

An alternative education can be obtained from students attending a vocational High School. A vocational High School is designed for individuals aspiring to technical and trade careers, that can attend a traditional High School. The hands-on experiences gained from attending a trade school in addition to a general education, 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 schools 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 interdisciplinary education. Most career and vocational schools 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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High School (no transfer credits)

Penn Foster Career School is offering a High School Diploma for individuals wanting an alternative option to a traditional high school. This program is available for students who are starting thei...

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    Diploma
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  • Credit hrs to complete:
    215
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High School with Concentration in Building Technology-Carpentry

Offered by Penn Foster Career School is a High School Diploma with Building Technology Concentration in Carpentry. This program allows individuals earning their high school diploma to focus in car...

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    Diploma
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    215
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High School with Concentration in Building Technology-Electrical

Penn Foster Career School offers interested students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma with an electrical concentration. The High School Diploma with Building Technology Concentrat...

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    Diploma
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    215
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High School with Concentration in Building Technology-Plumbing

Students interested in earning their high school diploma while obtaining a concentration in plumbing may be interested in Penn Foster Career School’s online program. Participants will need to comp...

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    Diploma
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    215
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    credits

High School with Concentration in Health Care

By combining a Health Care Concentration with earning a High School Diploma, students are able to get a head start on their future careers. Penn Foster Career School is considered the largest high...

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    Diploma
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    215
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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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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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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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General Career Preparation

North Florida Community College offers a Diploma in General Career Preparation for students interested in learning the fundamental skills expected of professionals in a variety of business or orga...

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Diploma in Arts

The Diploma in Arts is designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines – accounting, business administration, art, criminal justice,...

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    Diploma
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    44
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