Online Schools – The New Education Frontier

September 10, 2011 by  
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Online Schools – The New Education Frontier

Online schools have become the new education frontier due to the possibilities they provide for those who cannot attend traditional college. Accredited online and distance learning programs can offer studies that will help students obtain the education necessary for entrance into a professional career. Students can study around their current employment and personal lives to prepare for a better future. Numerous online schools and colleges offer training that can be completed at different levels and specific fields of study, allowing students to follow the career training path that meets their goals.

Prior to enrolling in an accredited online program, students should decide on the career that they will be pursuing. Many options are available to ensure that the training received will meet the standards for the desired occupation. Studies can be completed in areas such as:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Business
  • Management
  • Travel and Tourism

After choosing the profession that will be pursued, students will need to select the level of training that they wish to obtain in order to enter the workforce. The level of certificate or degree that is available will depend on the career that is chosen.

Various levels of accredited online learning are available to those who have an interest in obtaining an education through distance learning. Students can choose to earn a:

  • Certificate
  • Associate
  • Bachelor
  • Master
  • Doctoral

…degree depending on the career they are pursuing. The level of educational study that is chosen will determine how long students must spend on their studies. Certificate programs can range from a couple of months to around one year. Undergraduate degree training programs typically last two to four years, and graduate degrees can take an additional two to four years of training to obtain. Coursework will vary by level of online schooling and the career being pursued.

Students can choose from specific areas of study that will help them obtain the education they deserve. Different fields offer a variety of career and specialization options for students. Distance learning schools offer online training in technical writing, real estate, education, computer networking, and more. Other opportunities for training include online studies in media, information technology, human services, and much more. After selecting the career and training area, students can enroll in an accredited online program and begin completing the training needed for a professional career. Once training is completed students can seek employment in a number of professional workplaces.

Accredited online schools and colleges are approved by different agencies to provide students with a quality educational experience. Studies can be completed from the comfort and leisure of their own home, to help them prepare for their desired future. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is approved to award full accreditation to distance learning programs that meet the criteria. Not all higher education programs are accredited, so it is important to complete research prior to enrolling in an online learning program.

 

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Renata McGee
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