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 Medical Coding and Billing

The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Coding & Billing provides the student with the skills needed to enter the medical coding and billing profession. After graduation, the student may t...

  • 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:
    64
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Electronic Medical Records Certificate

Students have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques directly rooted in electronic medical records. In this program offered by Penn Foster Career School, students are provided an overv...

  • 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

Medical Terminology Certificate

Students interested in pursuing a career in medical terminology have the opportunity to complete a specialized course curriculum and earn a certificate. As part of this program, offered by Penn Fo...

  • 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:
    units

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...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    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...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    11
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Certificate in Healthcare Coding

The coding certificate program provides an education for those who want to be employed as a medical coder and possibly work on their associate's or bachelor’s degree later. 

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

    Not applicable

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

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

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Diploma
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      22
    • Credit Type:

    Medical Office Administration - Medical Coding, Billing, and Insurance Certificate

    Lenoir Community College has made available to students interested in medical office administration a certificate in the concentration of Medical Coding, Billing, & Insurance. Earning this educati...

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

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      16
    • Credit Type:

    Medical Office Administration - Medical Transcription Certificate

    Medical transcription is the process professionals use to convert written or spoken medical reports into a document that may be accessed by other health professionals. The needed text can then be ...

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

      Not applicable

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

    Healthcare Information and Administration (HIAAS)

    Metropolitan Community College offers a Health Information Management Systems-Medical Coding and Billing Option program that awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The degree program is d...

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

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      1055
    • Credit Type:

    Health Information Management Systems -- Medical Coding and Billing Option (HIMC1)

    Metropolitan Community College offers a Health Information Management Systems-Medical Coding and Billing Option program that awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The degree program is d...

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

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      97
    • Credit Type:

    Health Information Management Systems – Medical Transcription (HIMTO)

    Metropolitan Community College offers a Health Information Management Systems-Medical Transcription program that awards the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The program is designed to prepare ...

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

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Associate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      985
    • Credit Type:

    Associate of Science in Medical Coding

    Earn your degree in Associate of Science in Medical Coding from Midway College ...

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

      Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

    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 ...

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

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Diploma
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      50
    • Credit Type:

    Medical Transcription Diploma

    The Medical Transcriptionist Diploma program at Minnesota State Community and Technical College trains students to become a vital member of a medical office team.  Medical transcriptionists a...

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

      Not applicable

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

    Medical Coding Specialist, Diploma

    Earn your degree in Medical Coding Specialist, Diploma from Minnesota West Community and Technical College ...

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

      Not applicable

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

    Medical Coding and Insurance Billing

    The Certificate of Applied Science in Medical Coding and Insurance Billing is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is offered by City Colleg...

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

      Not applicable

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

    Medical Coding Specialist

    Earn your degree in Medical Coding Specialist from Moraine Park Technical College ...

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

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Diploma
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      27
    • Credit Type:

    Certificate in Medical Coding

    Earn your degree in Certificate in Medical Coding from Mount Aloysius College ...

    • 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:
      21
    • Credit Type:

    Certificate in Medical Coding Specialist

    Northland Community and Technical College offers a Medical Coding Specialist Certificate for students interested in developing their education in the use of coding systems utilized by healthcare o...

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

      Not applicable

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery format:
      100% Online
    • Credit hrs to complete:
      25
    • Credit Type:

    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...

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

      Not applicable

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

    Medical Coding Specialist (Diploma)

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

      Not applicable

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

    Medical Records Transcribing (Advanced Technical Diploma)

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

      Not applicable

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

    Health Information Technology-Medical Coding Certificate

    Raritan Valley Community College offers a Health Information Technology—Medical Coding Certificate for students looking to acquire the skills to function as an entry-level medical coder. In ...

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

      Not applicable

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

    Electronic Healthcare Records Certificate of Completion

    Raritan Valley Community College offers an Electronic Health Record Certificate of Completion program. This program was developed in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator of the ...

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

      Not applicable

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

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