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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Dental Assistant

Penn Foster Career School offers students the opportunity to earn a Dental Assistant Diploma from home. This online program focuses on Dental Terminology and Anatomy, Radiology, Dental Insurance, ...

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  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
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    units

Optician

Obtained through Penn Foster Career School, students are able to earn a Diploma for Optician courses. The students complete a skills assessment in reading and math, determining how ready a student...

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  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    10
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    courses

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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  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    215
  • Credit Type:
    credits

Pharmacy Technician

Students are able to earn a Diploma by completing Penn Foster’s online Pharmacy Technician program. Interested students complete a total of 10 Instruction Sets, consisting of a specialized course ...

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    Diploma
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    10
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    units

Physical Therapy Aide

Gained through Penn Foster, interested students have the opportunity to earn a Diploma by completing Physical Therapy Aide courses. This independent, online program consists of five Instruction Se...

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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    5
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Medical Administrative Certificate

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    4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
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  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    58
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Medical Office Administration Diploma

This Medical Office Administration Diploma from Wake Technical Community College aims to prepare students careers as medical office assistants, medical receptionist, and medical office specialist....

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    41
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Medical Assistant Diploma

Students wishing to pursue a higher education in the field of Healthcare may wish to participate in Allied Health Institute’s online diploma with a concentration on becoming a Medical Assist...

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    Private for-profit, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    10
  • Credit Type:
    months

Medical Assistant - Diploma

Dakota County Technical College offers Medical Assistant Diploma. Students will complete the 42-credit program with a combination of online, classroom and clinical training, which can be completed...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    42
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