The state of Virginia has been called the cradle of education in the United States. It is home to such notable schools as the University of Virginia and James Madison University. However, Virginia is also home to a host of community colleges, trade schools and vocational schools that offer a variety of associate degree programs to students who are not academically prepared for a traditional four-year program or simply choose to participate in a shorter educational program.
These schools offer a variety of programs some of which lead to an associate of applied science degree, and others that lead to a certificate of completion.
For those who participate in the AAS or AA degree programs, the option to transfer those credits to a four-year degree program is available. In Virginia, as in many other states, many of the universities accept all or most of the credits earned at the local community colleges and vocational schools.
An added benefit of attending a community college, trade school or vocational school in Virginia is the cost. The classes are often less expensive than the same classes offered at universities in Virginia.
Featured Schools in Virginia
The Most Direct Path to Your New Career
Our Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs emphasize a fast and focused method without sacrificing the quality education that students and employers demand. We constantly research the job market to make certain we are offering those career programs in which the greatest job growth is expected. We proudly offer the most direct path to your new career! To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.
Career Placement Assistance
Once you have the degree, do you know how to begin your new career? Maybe you’re looking for a new profession, or just want to move ahead in the one that you already have. At Virginia College, our Career Development associates stand ready to assist you in obtaining or enhancing your career wherever you are…helping you with job placement services well beyond graduation! To find out more, complete the Request for More Information or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.
Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify
One of the first questions many of our prospective students ask is, “How will I pay for college?” The answer is the right combination of financial aid programs that can help you manage the costs involved in obtaining your degree. The Financial Aid department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans are available to those who require assistance and qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions. To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.
- Network and System Administration Associate's Degree
- Network Support Technician Diploma
- Pharmacy Technician Diploma
- Pastry Arts
- Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma
- Medical Office Specialist Diploma
- Medical Assistant Diploma
- Electrical Technician
- Medical Assistant Associate's Degree
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Culinary Arts
- Business Administration Associate
Discover How You Can Learn By Doing at ECPI University!
Whether you’re looking to advance or switch your career or are just starting out, for 50 years, ECPI has been helping people just like you. Find out more about our Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and diploma programs in Technology, Health Science, Business & Criminal Justice, or Culinary Arts.
Here’s What ECPI University Offers
- Convenient schedule options – on-campus, online, or combination
- Financial assistance – for those who qualify
- Hands-on, interactive learning
- Industry-driven curriculum developed from ongoing employer feedback
- Externships to help prepare you to “hit the ground running”
- Graduate employment services to assist you in developing your job search strategy
- Virginia Beach
- Newport News (Health & Nursing)
- Richmond West
- Newport News
- Network Security - Associate's
- Electronics Engineering Technology - Associate's
- Web Development - Associate's
- Electronic Systems Mechatronic
- Mechanical Engineering Technology - Associate's
- Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
- Physical Therapist Assistant - Associate's
- Emergency Medical Services - Associate's
- Medical Radiography - Associate's
- Dental Assisting - Associate's
- Health Information Management - Associate's
- Nursing (ADN) - Associate's
- Medical Assisting - Associate's
- Practical Nursing - Diploma
- Medical Assisting - Diploma
Cortiva Institute doesn’t just teach. We engage, excite and inspire you.
Cortiva Institute is the country’s largest dedicated massage therapy and skin care school with 30 campuses in 13 states and a national reputation for excellence that sets the industry standard.
Students choose Cortiva Institute because we care about the same things you do: innovation, real-world experience, and promoting the highest standards in education and the industry. Our culture challenges students to grow, not only academically, but personally and professionally- by training to care for others, Cortiva Institute graduates become the best versions of themselves.
The full Cortiva Institute experience gives you the tools and confidence to succeed, from our holistic, hands-on curriculum, to expert faculty- all practicing specialists in their field- who guide you every step of the way.
Our programs balance science and artistry, so you’ll love what you’re learning, whether you hope to become a massage therapist, makeup artist or aspire to specialize in skin care. The support you’ll get, from teachers and peers alike, is the best motivation to follow your dreams.
Why choose the Cortiva Institute?
- A diploma in as little as 7 1/2 months*
- Convenient Day and Night classes that fit your life
- Dynamic clinical internships built into each program
- 1,000s of jobs available across the country
- Support in finding a career that gives you joy
- Accomplished instructors and faculty to guide your development
- Financial aid available for those who qualify*
Thousands of New Job Opportunities Every Year
Cortiva’s National Career Services Department has developed a worldwide network of thousands of employers, which generates an average of more than 5,000 new job opportunities nationwide for Cortiva graduates each year.
Of course, your success ultimately depends on you. The Cortiva Institute cannot guarantee employment or salary. But our career services assistance starts when you are a student and does not stop even after you graduate. From your first job to your last in the industry – whether you need help tomorrow or ten years from now – we’re here to help you succeed.
The Cortiva Institute Illinois campuses are approved by IBHE. The Charlottesville campus is certified to operate by SCHEV.
*Programs and program length may vary by campus. Financial aid is not available for the 300-hour Skin Care Training Program at the Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale campuses or the Professional Skin Care Program and Makeup Artistry & Skin Care Program at the Tampa/St.Pete campus.
- York, PA
- Massage Therapy
Ashworth offers respected, affordable online degree programs and expert guidance to help you meet your goals while balancing work and family. Now you can get the precise training you need to become the professional you’ve always wanted to be. And you can go as far as your education takes you.
- Ashworth College
- Computer Service and Repair
- Electronic Health Records Management
- Gourmet Cooking and Catering
- Tax Preparation
- Travel Agent
- Child Development Associate (CDA)
- Medical Transcription
- Sterile Processing
- Accounting Basics
- Payroll Clerk
- Pharmacy Technician
- Hotel and Restaurant Management
- Medical Office Assistant
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Heating and Air Conditioning
An Education That Pays Off
Think you can’t afford your degree? Think again! At IU, we’ll help you get the financial aid you qualify for, from federal loans to a variety of grants and scholarships. With IU, your degree is more affordable than you may think.
Fresh Start Scholarships
Our scholarship programs can help you get a fresh start and focus on what’s most important: pursuing your degree. There are many excellent scholarship options available to those who qualify.*
Get personalized support with free tutoring, student advisers, and career services.
Start whenever you’re ready and study anytime, anywhere you have Internet access.
Get a laptop and a tablet to use in school and keep when you graduate!**
Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
*Scholarship awards are limited and only available to those who qualify. See www.scholarshipshc.com for details.
**Does not apply to master’s programs.
Independence University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
- Medical Specialties (AOS)
- Software and Mobile Application Development (BS)
- Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
- Graphic Arts (AAS)
The Purdue Global Advantage
A name that opens doors. Practical skills to succeed. And a clear path to advance your career.
This is innovation. This is extreme personalization. This is a world-class education that’s tailored to the unique needs of working adults. Now you can earn a degree from an accredited online university that is part of the respected Purdue University system. Our innovative approach to teaching and modern curriculum give you the skills you need to make an immediate impact on your career-and the edge to conquer whatever comes next. Because this is education designed for you. This is Purdue Global.
Take 3 Weeks to Get to Know Us
Experience a Purdue Global undergraduate program for an introductory 3-week period. There’s no financial obligation beyond the application fee.
With the Purdue Global Commitment, you can try our classes before you owe any tuition. We stand behind the quality of our education and believe you should have the opportunity to experience real classes for real credits before making a decision.
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
Career Step, a leading online school, focuses on helping students quickly gain the career skills they need to succeed in rapidly growing industries. With 20 years of experience, the school has trained over 70,000 students in the United States and internationally and offers programs in the allied health, administrative services, and technology industries. Career Step’s training programs are offered entirely online, and the school is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career.
Career Step training offers you the following benefits:
- Affordably priced programs that prepare you to earn a good living
- Flexible online training that lets you learn on your schedule
- One-on-one instructor access throughout the course
- Graduate resources to help you turn your education into a job
- Career Step
- Professional Medical Coding & Billing - Certificate
- Medical Transcription Editor - Certificate
Ultimate Medical Academy
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare career school-and students are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we offer exclusive student services through your career training and beyond, beginning from the time you enroll online or at our campus in Clearwater, FL. We’ll also guide you toward the right program for your goals, and help you understand the affordability of your career training. So let us know you’re interested, and we’ll discuss how UMA can help you succeed.
- Ultimate Medical Academy Online
- A.S. Medical Billing and Coding