Why Attending An Accredited Program Is Important

Why Attending An Accredited Program Is Important

Are you interested in earning your degree online, with the assurance that your chosen program will provide you with high-quality education? Attending an accredited institution will ensure that the program’s curriculum is current and that you will receive the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in your new career.

Continue reading to learn more about East Ohio College’s accredited online programs and certifications to find out if we are a good fit for you!

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is the process of an educational program being independently reviewed and evaluated by a third-party agency against industry standards. Colleges whose programs receive accreditation are determined to have met the set levels of academic standards. The students who attend these programs are learning the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their careers.

East Ohio College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), which makes it eligible to award associate degrees and diplomas. Since 1969, the US Secretary of Education has recognized ABHES as an independent accrediting agency. East Ohio College is also approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, which means that the institution complies with the standards set by the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3332.

What does it mean for a college to be accredited?

East Ohio Online recognizes the benefits of attending an accredited institution and the importance of obtaining a high-quality education. Students use the skills learned in their education in their careers, so knowing that a program has been evaluated and approved by a third-party agency offers peace of mind that the courses are up to industry standards. Additionally, according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, students who attend accredited programs may only be eligible for some state and federal loans or grants.

What programs can students complete online?

 At East Ohio Online, flexibility and balance are important factors for many students when choosing a program. Our online students have options between Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing/Administration, and Business Administration program educational paths. Each program offers students unique opportunities to complete their classes online, complete an externship, and prepare for industry certifications.

Medical and dental assisting students will get the best of both worlds with online classes with hands-on clinical days to solidify the skills and confidence needed to succeed in their careers. By the end of the program, online medical assisting students will have learned skills, including phlebotomy, EKGs, and lab tests, and are prepared to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant* exam. Students who complete our Dental Assisting online program gain skills, including developing x-rays, mixing dental cement, and sterilizing and disinfection techniques. They may sit for the Nationally Registered Credentialed Dental Assistant (NRCDA)* certification exam.

Medical Billing/Administration is a great option for students looking for a behind-the-scenes career in the medical field. In two years or less, students will learn essential skills to succeed in an administrative role and be eligible to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist* and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant** certification exams.

East Ohio’s online Business Administration program prepares students for opportunities to create rewarding careers in various industries. Students in the business administration program will learn skills including marketing, sales, accounting, and business operations through both the curriculum and an externship.

How can industry certifications help students?

Industry certifications show potential employers that you have learned the skills needed to be successful in your career. Obtaining an online degree but having a certification in your industry will prove that you have learned the Information and can apply it in a real-world setting.

Another benefit of obtaining a certification and degree from East Ohio College is that students will complete their programs in two years less, rather than attending college for four to six years. Graduates with certifications and real-world experience could have a competitive advantage when entering the workforce.

Take the next step in your educational journey!

 By attending East Ohio Online, you will gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in your new career, as well as the opportunity to become certified in your chosen industry. Let us help you get started by contacting us at 833-EASTOHIO  or Requesting Information today!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam. Required/Included in Tuition/Fees.

**Certification is contingent upon passing this industry certification exam. Optional at own expense.