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 Office Assistant

The Department of Health Professions at Liberty University offers an Associate of Applied Science-Medical Office Assistant degree program that may be completed entirely online. Students will aim t...

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

    Evangelical Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

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

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration / Meeting and Event Planning

Choose the meeting and event planning concentration if you are interested in coordinating every detail of meetings and conventions, from the speakers and meeting location to arranging for printed ...

  • 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 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

Business Management - AS Degree

Penn Foster offers a Business Management Associate in Science degree. In four semesters, students are able complete all the necessary coursework online, without the need for a classroom. Stu...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    65
  • Credit Type:

Construction Technology - AS Degree

The Construction Technology Associate Degree program offered by Penn Foster allows students to earn a degree from home. Covering construction material and methods, planning and control, technical ...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice - AS Degree*

The Criminal Justice - AS Degree* offered by Penn Foster allows students to learn the skills needed for employment in criminal law, police management, and criminology. Due to the nature of this on...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    71
  • Credit Type:

Engineering Technology - AS Degree

The Engineering Technology program offered through Penn Foster College trains students for a career dealing with engineering, mechanics, and control technology. The Engineering Technol...

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

    Not applicable

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

Fashion Merchandising - AS Degree*

The Fashion Merchandising - AS Degree* online degree trains students for employment as a merchandiser, sales manager, or for work in retail. The course Information Literacy students strategies for...

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

    Not applicable

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

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Care & Education

The Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education prepares you to work with young children from birth to 5 years of age in a variety of private and public childcare and educational setti...

  • 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:
    61
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

The Purdue Veterinary Technology program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is a science based veterinary nursing program. As an...

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

    Not applicable

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

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

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    56
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Medical Assisting

The Kennebec Valley Community College offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science through the Medical Assisting program. This program includes a theoretical and laboratory experience that is mai...

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

    Not applicable

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

Associate Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Operations

At Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts students have the option to obtain an Associate Degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Operations. Through this program, students get a chance to gain exposur...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality & Restaurant Management

At Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts students have the opportunity to obtain an Associate of Occupation Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management. The program is offere...

  • 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:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

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:

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:

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:

Associate in Business Administration / Finance

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

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    63
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

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

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