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 Transcriptionist

Penn Foster offers a Medical Transcriptionist Diploma. Students begin by receiving an introduction to health care, learning the role medical transcriptionists play in the medical field. In teh cou...

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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    0
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    NA

Medical Billing and Coding

Students have the opportunity to earn a Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding through Penn Foster Career School, beginning with the course Introduction to Allied Health. Students cover typical off...

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    Diploma
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    11
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    courses

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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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
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    315
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Medical Coding and Insurance Diploma

The Medical Coding and Insurance Diploma degree at Minnesota State Community and Technical College teaches students the various procedures within the medical services billing area.  Students ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    50
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Medical Coding Specialist, Diploma

Earn your degree in Medical Coding Specialist, 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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    32
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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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    N/A

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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    27
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Diploma in Medical Transcriptionist/Editor

Northland Community and Technical College offers a Diploma in Medical Transcription and Editing for students interested in careers in medical facilities and the medical industry. Students have the...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
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    31
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Medical Records Transcribing (Advanced Technical Diploma)

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    Public, 4-year or above
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Coding Specialist - Diploma

Rochester Community and Technical College offers a Coding Specialist Diploma that provides students with the ability to work with coding software, electronic health records, and other applications...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    41
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Medical Coding Specialist

Alexandria Technical and Community College currently offers a Medical Coding Specialist diploma.  This course prepares students for work in medical and other health-care offices as a medical coder...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
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    Diploma
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    50
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    credit hours

Medical Coding Specialist Diploma

Allied Health Institute offers students the opportunity to earn an advanced education in medical coding through an online learning program. Allied Health Institute recognizes the importance of ear...

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    Private for-profit, 2-year
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    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
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    months

Online Medical Billing and Coding Program

Earn your degree in Online Medical Billing and Coding Program from Dawn Career Institute Inc ...

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    Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    35
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Medical Information Technology

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    49
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