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technicianThe field of computer programming and networking is one of the areas where online certification programs via online vocational classes has worked well. There are certified distance learning courses in computerized graphic arts; PC repair; and civil engineering technology. There are also more specialized online training programs for established computer technicians in areas such as C++ programming and Visual Basic programming. With a concentration in graphics, you can learn how to draft with AutoCAD or learn all about desktop publishing via an online school. These types of skills that involve visual presentations work especially well in the distance learning environment because the computer and internet allow you to send your school work immediately to the instructor.

Online schools have become a huge phenomenon. Vocational training has replaced an expensive college education for many young Americans. Enrollment in technical education soared by 57 percent – from 9.6 million students in 1999 to 15.1 million in 2004, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Search our index of Vocational and Trade Degree Programs offered by Accredited Colleges, Universities and Schools.