Online Technical Schools

By: Staff Writer

Whether you are fresh out of high school or have been in the workforce for years, earning a degree or a certificate from an online technical school could help boost your marketability and help you to land a job quickly.

Online Technical Schools

It used to be that earning technical degrees and certificates required a lot of hands on training, but with today’s technology, there are many technical degrees and certificates that can be earned online. The types of programs offered through online technical schools could range from more traditional technical trades such as construction, plumbing, and electrical work, to newer and faster growing areas in modern computer and information technology.

Aside from construction and computer and IT related fields, there are more and more fields that now require technical skills. The medical field has a number of needs for people with technical skills ranging from medical coding and billing to running complex medical equipment. Other fields that now require technical skills include automotive, media and arts, communications, etc. In some cases, in order to qualify for certain positions, it is required by law that candidates have a particular skill set. Receiving training from an online technical school could help to fill such requirements.

Below are three lists of online technical schools. For more information, check your local technical schools to see if they offer online education.

The list below is comprised of the best online computer schools according to

  • ITT Technical Institute – Locations Nationwide and Online
  • DeVry University – Locations Nationwide and Online
  • American InterContinental University Online
  • University of Phoenix Online
  • Anthem College Online
  • Ashford University
  • Everest University Online
  • Capella University Online
  • Boston University Online
  • Kaplan University School of Information Systems and Technology
  • Strayer University Online
  • Westwood College Online

The top online technical schools according to are as follows (in descending order according to rank):

  • University of Phoenix
  • Everest University Online
  • DeVry University
  • Kaplan University
  • Keiser University
  • Baker College Online
  • American InterContinental University Online
  • Western Governors University
  • Northcentral University
  • Walden University
  • ECPI University
  • South University’s Online Programs
  • American Sentinel University Online
  • Regis University
  • PrepMasters
  • The University of Liverpool
  • Penn Foster Schools
  • Stratford Career Institute
  • Ashworth College
  • Full Sail University – Online
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • King College
  • Cogswell Polytechnical College

The last list comes from This is a list of their featured online technical schools in alphabetical order:

  • AmeriTech College – Online
  • American InterContinental University Online
  • American Sentinel University
  • Anthem College – Online
  • Antonelli College – Online
  • Ashworth College – US
  • Baker College Online
  • Beckfield College Online
  • Central Christian College of Kansas – Online
  • Colorado Christian University – Global Online Center for Adult and Graduate Studies
  • Daymar College – Online
  • Daytona College Online
  • ECPI University – Online Admissions
  • Eagle Gate College Online
  • Everest University Online
  • Fortis College – Online
  • Fremont College – Online
  • Globe University – Online
  • Grand Canyon University
  • ITT Technical Institute – Indianapolis Online
  • Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University
  • Jones College – Online
  • Keiser University Graduate School
  • Keller Graduate School of Management – Online
  • Kendall College – Online
  • Liberty University – Online
  • Midway College – Online
  • Minnesota School of Business – Online
  • Newport Business Institute – Online
  • Northcentral University
  • Northwestern College – Online
  • Ocean County College
  • Penn Foster Career School
  • Post University Online
  • Purdue University – Online
  • Schiller International University – Online
  • Stevens-Henager College Online
  • The College of Westchester Online
  • University of Phoenix – Online