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Online & Distance Education


Laurel Institutes Online & Distance Education

Online & Distance Education


When Laurel launched our programs online, we wanted to deliver distance education in a manner that meets you where you are in life, respects your prior learning, and creates an academic culture that helps you excel in a career-focused curriculum. Our online courses are personalized to connect you with instructors and classmates that build a welcoming and enriching online learning community.

For those who need to juggle working or home life with going back to school, the flexibility of Laurel’s online programs provides individuals with the opportunity to learn while still working or juggling other life circumstances. Best of all, Laurel gives you the tools to achieve your dreams through a comprehensive online education platform, digital learning resources for research or course supplements, interactive simulations, and academic advising.

Begin the transformation of your future by earning your education online. Check out our programs below and see which one is right for you!

Laurel Institutes Online

We allow students to sit for the first 7 and a half weeks of classes at no cost to you if you decide not to continue with your program of choice. If you find your first 7 and a half weeks successful, you can be fully accepted into the program and will then be billed for those initial 7 and a half weeks. Talk to our Admission Department for more information!

Accounting & Business Administration
Culinary Arts
Cloud Computing Technology
Early Childhood Education
Medical Billing & Coding
Medical Office Administration

– Individualized Attention
– Hands-on Curriculum
– Designed for Employment
– Professional Instructors
– Online Orientation
– Continual Career Services Assistance
– Student Services
– Personalized Academic Advising
– Tutoring
– Learning Devices
– Conditional Acceptance

Laurel Institutes Accounting & Business Administration Program



FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN: Financial Managers, Budget Analyst, Business Teacher, Financial and Investment Analyst

The need for business professionals who have the knowledge and skills to take advantage of opportunities and to thrive in a fast-paced business environment continues to grow.

Our Accounting & Business Administration program will give you the in-depth knowledge of:

  • Technology and theories you will need to succeed in a business setting to become successful in this field.
  • The fundamentals of how a good business operates through work experiences
  • Development of a workable plan while considering the important factors like market, location, capital, and day-to-day operations.

Once you graduate, you’ll have the credentials and know-how to attain a management position — or even to open your own business.

CURRICULUM | These are just some of the courses to prepare you for cutting-edge and in-demand positions you’ll be qualified for after completing Laurel’s Accounting & Business Administration program:

– Accounting I
– Accounting II
– Accounting III
– Business Organization Management
– Economics
– Business Law
– Payroll
– Human Resource Management
– Business Plan Development
– Computerized Accounting
– Marketing
– Applied Finance
– Website Technology

Laurel Institutes Virtual Assistant Program



FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN: Medical Secretaries, Medical Records & Health Information Technicians, Medical Transcriptionist

Laurel’s Medical Office Administration program is designed to develop advanced medical secretarial skills and a specialized knowledge of medical office procedures.

Laurel’s Medical Office Administration degree program includes training in:

  • General office skills
  • Computer skills
  • Medical office procedures
  • Medical insurance
  • Coding procedures
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Billing patients
  • Compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence

Our online program was constructed to provide graduates with the knowledge and specific skills needed to obtain employment in one of the fastest growing occupations in the healthcare environment.

CURRICULUM | These are just a few content courses that will help prepare you for the cutting-edge and in-demand positions you’ll be qualified for after completion of the Medical Office Administration program:

– Medical Terminology
– Anatomy & Physiology
– Pharmacology
– Coding Essentials
– Office Technology
– Electronic Medical Records
– Medical Law & Ethics
– Computerized Medical Billing
– Human Resource Management
– Medical Office Procedures
– Customer Service

Laurel Institutes Early Childhood Education Program



FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN: Preschool Teacher, Daycare Instructor, Postsecondary, Childcare Worker

The impact of education on our society cannot be overstated. Great, educated graduates can change lives, and here at Laurel, we make great graduates.

Our Early Childhood Education program teaches students:

  • Techniques for observing and evaluating children’s performance, behavior, social development and physical health
  • Numerous aspects of children’s development
  • Teaching techniques, literacy and math development, and the understanding of children with special needs.

Our program in Early Childhood Education prepares students to work with children in preschools, daycare centers, and other child development centers. We prepare our Early Childhood Education students to make learning come alive for all students.

CURRICULUM | These are just some of the courses to prepare you for cutting-edge and in-demand positions you’ll be qualified for after completing Laurel’s Early Childhood Education program:

– Child Growth & Development
– Language Arts for Early Childhood
– Observation and Assessment
– Math & Science for ECE
– Inclusive Early Childhood Education
– Introduction to Early Childhood Education
– Health, Nutrition & Safety for Children
– Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
– Positive Child Guidance
– Parent & Community Involvement

Get Started at Laurel!

Find out more about how to get started on your career path.

    Learning You Experience

    Laurel Institute’s goal is to provide students with a quality education and to help develop their talents, skills, and knowledge for a sustainable career in a strong and viable industry. Our school is uniquely poised to serve our community of students, employers and educators in a way that meets their learning needs.

    Learn Entrepreneurship

    Learn Skills by Experience to Translate Ideas Into Products

    Experience Action-Based Learning

    Learn the Impact Education Can Have on Developing Minds

    Develop Instructional Practices

    Help Young Minds Engage in Thoughtful Learning

    Before starting school at LBI I was very nervous. I am a single mother of two restarting my career path at the age of 37. During my time at LBI I feel confident that I have learned the skills needed to have a very successful career. I would highly recommend LBI to all single mothers looking for a better future for their family.

    — Brittany Harbert

    Hair Styling

    I am very pleased with my experience with Laurel Business Institute. All my classes were amazing.

    — Anita Myers

    Accounting & Business Administration

    I had a wonderful experience and I will miss being at this school.

    — Isaac Carpenter

    Electrical Technician

    I have had a wonderful time here at LBI!

    — Tina Stiles

    Nail Technician

    I love LBI, they go beyond expectations to help students succeed!

    — Tracy Freeland

    Respiratory Therapy

    I loved it. I was able to do my work on my time and I feel like the teachers and staff helped me succeed. Even with being distance education I was able to learn
    a lot about early childhood education.

    — Sarah Colgrove

    Early Childhood Education

    It has been a fairly good experience. Instructors have been very helpful.

    — Jeremy Crayton

    Network Administration & Security

    It was a great experience, no complaints from me.

    — Bryar Mitchell

    Massage Therapy

    Laurel was an incredible school for me. My teachers were well informed in their field and very good at teaching the material.

    — Jasmine

    Clinical Medical Assistant

    LBI has been a very good educational experience. It has given me the skills and knowledge to be able to get the opportunities I have today.

    — John Proud

    Respiratory Therapy

    My experience at LTI has been challenging, yet rewarding. All of the long hours spent reading/studying were well worth my time. My instructors have played a huge part in my success as well, and I would like to thank them for that. I plan on using my knowledge and skills to becoming a Certified Medical Laboratory Technician soon!

    — LeMara Fletcher

    Medical Laboratory Technician

    Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to obtain an education in a fully online format. It has allowed me to continue my education while having to work and pay my bills.

    — Emily Wierzba

    Health Information Technology

    Great school, great instructors. I would recommend to anyone looking for a trade.

    — Matthew Moore

    Welding & Fabrication with Pipeline Technology

    I found that the online course for the Pharmacy Technician certification was busy but effective. I enjoyed being able to do my schoolwork on my own time and that was beneficial to my single mom life. The teachers were awesome and helpful when I needed them.

    — Moriah Schwab

    Pharmacy Technician

    I love the atmosphere here. The teachers are great here and they’re very understanding and help you when you’re struggling.

    — Annette Diane Dean

    Clinical Medical Assistant

    Some of the most wonderful instructors!

    — Anna Nicholson


    The Laurel Internship Experience

    Choosing the right internship helps you on your career path.

    Career Services coordinates and implements INTERNSHIPS or CLINICALS, integral parts of each program, providing students with invaluable work experience in their chosen fields.

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    Apply Skills Learned in School to Real-World Employ­ment Settings

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    Cultivate Profes­sional Networks and References for A Career Kickstart


    Financial Aid

    At Laurel, we do everything in our power to make your education affordable. In fact, our financial aid experts actively search for grants, scholarships, and different programs within the community to find money for students who qualify*. The primary forms of financial aid are available to students are grants, loans, and federal and state programs related to each.


    Federal Pell Grant

    State Grants (PHEAA and OIG)

    Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

    Veterans Benefits**


    Federal Stafford Loan Federal

    Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

    *Not all students will qualify for these forms of financial aid. Contact us today to speak with a representative to discuss your options.

    **A variety of GI Bills are available for many different educational programs and schools. For more information, contact our Financial Aid Office, your benefits administrator, or visit the Veterans Affairs website.

    Message from the Founders

    Since 1985 Laurel has dedicated their efforts to quality career education for more than 3,500 students. We are a family-oriented organization hoping to make a difference in the lives of our students and employees and we believe in treating all people with love, dignity and respect. We want you to be able to experience your own education in a positive environment, where you are not just a number within the multitudes. Each student is supported individually as it is our desire and goal to nurture the students’ different personalities and ideas from the start of their education, clear to the end. We encourage all students to be innovative and to strive for the absolute best!

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