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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Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration / Office Management

If you would like to pursue office management roles in small business settings with responsibilities in areas that include office communications, supply purchasing and inventory, file management a...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:
    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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    1
  • Credit Type:
    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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

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

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    7
  • Credit Type:
    units

Medical Administrative Assistant

Students interested in pursuing Penn Foster’s Medical Administrate Assistant Diploma program will need to complete a total of nine courses. Students begin their learning with Penn Foster by taking...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Primarily 2-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

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

Associate Of Applied Science In Office Administration

Ivy Tech Community College offers an online Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration program. The degree prepares students for a career in a professional office environment. As busine...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    24
  • Credit Type:

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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:

Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate of Completion

Lansing Community College offers a Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate of Completion program that can be completed online. The program'sa course schedules are flexible and allow assignments to...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    26
  • Credit Type:

Office Administration Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science with the concentration on Office Administration should prepare students for advanced positions in administrative support roles. The broad degree curriculum is appl...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    74
  • Credit Type:

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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    47
  • Credit Type:

Administrative Assistant/Office Professional Associate in Applied Science

The Associate in Applied Science in Administrative Assistant/Office Professional program from Lincoln Land Community College is a mostly-online, vocational degree offered to students who wish to p...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:

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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Help Desk Level II Certificate of Completion

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

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:

AAS Degrees in Professional Office Technology

The AAS Degrees in Professional Office Technology provides students with technical skills in just two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human and customer relations, telephone te...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

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

Legal Office Assistant Certificate

The Legal Office Assistant Certificate provides students with technical skills in two or three semesters. Skills include time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administra...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    31
  • Credit Type:

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 ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • 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. This certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills to build a foundation needed to become employed in entry-level positions....

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    45
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Business Management

Macomb Community College offers a Certificate in Business Management. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build a foundation in business administration to advanc...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    42
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Administrative Professional Online Associates Degree

The Business Technology programs at Madison College is dedicated in preparing students to use the technology within the business environment and to teach the skills needed for students to excel wi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    67
  • Credit Type:

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...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:

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