Allied Schools is a nationally accredited online school backed up by top corporations in the distance education industry. It is a private, for-profit secondary and post-secondary educational services company that provides certificate and diploma courses to working professionals who may be too busy with their careers or family commitments to attend regular day classes. By enrolling in Allied School’s online university, these individuals are able to obtain training and credentials that insure career advancement, professional development and even personal growth.
As an educational services company, Allied Schools was founded in 1992 by its current Board Chairman Jay Achenbach to focus on the training of future real estate agents in California. Today, the school, run by Achenbach’s son George, offers over 25 different career courses.
To emphasize its goal of providing education, Allied Schools uses Allied American University as the brand name of its online university. This online university, which is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Courses offered include Real Estate Salesperson, Real Estate Appraisal, Real Estate Brokering, Home Inspection, Contracting, Property Management, USPAP, Introduction to Computer System, Microsoft Office, Business Administration, QuickBooks, Computerized Financial Accounting, Customer Service, Private Eye, Desktop Publishing, Bookkeeping, Small Business Management, Legal Secretary, Office Procedures, Small Business Marketing, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Terminology, and Advanced Medical Terminology.
Tuition and costs vary according to the chosen degree program or course. Financial assistance is available; however, including 100% tuition assistance for military personnel and their spouses. Also available are affordable payment plans that allow students to start their course at a low cost and then pay in six monthly payments.