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 Accounting

The objective of the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting program is to help prepare you with knowledge of accounting theories and principles as they apply to the business world. The program...

  • 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

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration could help prepare you to pursue the career opportunities you seek. The program’s curriculum combines accounting and microcomputer...

  • 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

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration / Business

If you would like to pursue entry-level positions in many areas of the business world, including accounting and finance, consider this concentration.*  *...

  • 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

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration / Customer Service

If you would like to pursue a career as a customer service representative who serves as a direct point of contact for customers and ensures that they receive an adequate level of service by answer...

  • 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

Business Management Essentials Certificate

A Business Management Essentials Certificate can be obtained through Penn Foster’s online program. Students take courses such as Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Math for Busine...

  • 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

Business Security Certificate

Penn Foster offers a seven-course program that allows students to earn a Business Security Certificate. This program focuses on security management, loss prevention, and criminal justice. Prospect...

  • 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

E-Business Management Certificate

Penn Foster Career School offers a Certificate in E-Business Management that helps students learn business and management skills. This online program can be completed at home without having to giv...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    10
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Human Resource Management Essentials Certificate

Through Penn Foster’s online programs, students are given the opportunity to earn a certificate in Human Resource Management Essentials. The Human Resource Management Essentials Certificate progra...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Public Relations Certificate

The Public Relations Certificate program offered by Penn Foster allows students to earn a certificate without the need for a classroom. Students are expected to take the two specialized courses in...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    2
  • Credit Type:
    courses

General Accounting Certificate

The General Accounting Certificate from Lakeland Community College is a great option for students with little to no experience in higher learning who wish to pursue an entry level job in accountin...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    34
  • Credit Type:

Financial Accounting Certificate

The Financial Accounting Certificate (FAC) from Lakeland Community College may be an ideal opportunity for certain individuals. This program is geared towards college graduates who wish to gain ne...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    40
  • Credit Type:

Accounting Assistant

The Lakeshore Technical College Accounting Assistant program aims to provide students with more than just preparation for entry-level bookkeeping. As federal guidelines for paid tax preparers are ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Business Administration / Marketing

Macomb Community College offers an Associate of Business Administration in Marketing degree. The curriculum provides students with a comprehensive education of the economy, social trends, technolo...

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

    Not applicable

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

Associate of Business Administration / General Business

Macomb Community College offers an Associate of Business Administration with a concentration in General Business. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build a fou...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Macomb Community College offers a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to open their own businesses or advance th...

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

    Not applicable

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

Word Processing Certificate

The Word Processing Certificate offered by New River Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program aims to prepare its students ...

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

    Not applicable

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

Accounting/Keyboarding Career Studies Certificate

The Accounting/Keyboarding Career Studies Certificate offered by New River Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program aims to...

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

    Not applicable

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

Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Career Studies Certificate

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

    Not applicable

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

Accounting Certificate

The Accounting Certificate offered by Niagara County Community College is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program can lead to an Associate&rsqu...

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

    Not applicable

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

Business Management Certificate

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

    Not applicable

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

Business - Entrepreneurship

Northeast Community College offers an online certificate in business entrepreneurship, which is designed for individuals interested in managing their own business. Through this program, students w...

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

    Not applicable

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

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...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Agriculture Business

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture Business. This degree is designed for students interested in developing effective skills in com...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    70
  • Credit Type:

Ag. Business – Crop Advisor

Interested in improving or learning how to properly recognize and analyze crop production problems? The Agriculture Business Crop Advisor certificate program teaches students these skills and can ...

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

    Not applicable

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

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...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:

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