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Penn Foster Career School (Online)
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Online. Affordable. Accredited.

With our low monthly payment plans and 0% interest, you'll complete your education without breaking your budget! Penn Foster's online programs allow you to complete your program at a pace that's right for you. Our world-class faculty is just a phone call or email away if you need help. You can also join faculty, students, and alumni helping each other on the award-winning Penn Foster Community. As soon as you enroll, you'll be able to take advantage of our Career Services. You'll receive assistance with creating a career portfolio, building a resume and cover letter, tips on interviewing, online job searches, and much more.


Available Programs

  • HVACr Technician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    Receive Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) training at home. You'll get instructional support while learning at a pace that's right for you, with the Penn Foster HVACR Technician training program. Learn the skills that can help you become a professional HVACR Technician. It's convenient, affordable, and accredited.

    Your courses include:

    • Refrigeration systems
    • HVACR system design and installation
    • Electrical systems
    • Residential and light commercial HVACR systems
    • Commercial refrigeration and HVACR maintenance
    • ... and more

  • Residential Electrician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    There are certain skills that can help you begin your path toward a career as an Residential Electrician. The Penn Foster Career School Residential Electrician Program can help you learn them quickly and conveniently.

    You’ll get hands-on training in:

    • The classifications and categories of electricity
    • Conduit fittings and supports
    • Residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installation
    • Heating and lighting practices
    • Conductor properties and characteristics

    And you’ll learn it all at home – no classroom needed!

    Take the first steps towards a challenging, new career as a Residential Electrician.

    Why complete a Residential Electrician training program? With the right training and experience, you can learn how to:

    • Work for a construction firm or start your own business.
    • Install and maintain electrical devices and wiring in homes, factories, and offices.

  • Electronics Technician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    There are certain skills to help you begin your path toward a career as an Electronics Technician. With Penn Foster distance learning, you can learn them quickly and conveniently.

    Cover these topics and more:

    • Electronics hardware, transformers, and electronic sensors
    • Reactance and impedance
    • Oscillator and feedback waveforms
    • Modulation and detection circuits

    And you'll learn it all at home — no classroom needed!

    Why complete a distance learning course in electronics? With the right credentials, you can learn how to work as a service technician in the growing field of computers and office machinery. Electronics technicians work for electronics services businesses, and own their own businesses. Whether you want to pursue a full-time career in Electronics, want to earn extra money with your own part-time business, or want to improve upon existing skills, Penn Foster can teach you important technical skills to help you get a leg up in your career!

    Earn your Career Diploma at home. Learn electronics terminology and procedures, so you'll easily understand and be able to carry out your new duties. Learn to install electronic equipment safely, and troubleshoot any problems you encounter on the job.

  • Caterer
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

    Learn the skills to help you pursue a career as a Caterer — at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

    Develop your natural talent for catering with the Penn Foster Career School Caterer distance learning program. In the catering program, you can learn how to prepare and serve exquisite meals to family, friends, and customers.

    Train quickly and conveniently. Learn about:

    • Food styles involved in catering
    • The gourmet kitchen and the culinary professional
    • Preparing poultry, fish, game, and shellfish
    • Baking and pastry

    And you'll learn it all at home — no classroom needed! You'll get valuable information about different cuts of meat and how to prepare them, as well as basic and advanced presentation. It's like having your own personal Caterer school.

    Create new, unique dishes and prepare them for your own parties and banquets, or pursue a career in catering and to prepare them for clients.

  • Paralegal
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

    There are certain skills that can help you begin your path toward a career as a Paralegal working for a private law firm, corporate legal department, or government agency. The Penn Foster Paralegal program can help you learn them quickly and conveniently!

    You will learn:

    • Legal terminology and the U.S. Court System
    • How to conduct legal investigations and interviews
    • Legal writing and legal research
    • Paralegal ethics and professional responsibility

    And you'll learn it all at home — no classroom needed!

    You'll get valuable information about the paralegal's role in civil vs. criminal litigation, the federal and state court system, case investigation, evidence and evaluation. It's like having your own personal Paralegal School. Learn to provide administrative support for attorneys by performing legal research and conducting client interviews. Learn to draft legal documents such as contracts, mortgages, wills, and trusts. Learn about the documents and procedures of the court system. Get the training you need to take the first steps toward a career in this exciting profession!

    Sharpen your administrative skills. Learn all about PC basics and law office computing, calendar and docket control, and computerized legal research, using the Internet and office communications equipment. Improve your investigative skills, learn the types and natures of evidence, as well as how to conduct legal investigations and interviews. Enhance your communications skills. Practical exercises let you apply what you've learned about document preparation in a variety of legal scenarios, including preparation for civil trials.

  • Medical Billing and Coding
    Medical Administration

    Learn medical billing at home with the Medical Billing and Coding training program from Penn Foster Career School.

    • Revised program includes ICD-9 coding and prepares students for transition to ICD-10
    • New textbooks with online student resources
    • Includes optional webinars and discussion boards
    • Instructor with industry-critical credentials — AAPC/AHIMA certified
    • Cost of Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam through NHA covered by Penn Foster.

    As a Medical Billing and Coding Professional, you'll need to know how to manage records and file claims, prepare insurance forms, and handle billing. The Penn Foster Medical Coding and Billing Program can help you develop these skills. Whether you work for a clinic, doctor's office, hospital or private billing service you can pursue a career you can be proud of!

    You'll get hands-on training in:

    • Law, Ethics, and Medicine
    • Body Systems Terminology 1 and 2
    • Electronic Medical Records

    Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in health care. Learn administrative duties such as filling out insurance forms, updating medical records, and scheduling appointments. Get the training that can help you begin your career in this exciting profession! As a trained Medical Billing and Coding Professional, you can work at a physician's office, a rehabilitation center, clinic, or private billing service. Medical coding and billing services are in demand by physicians and other health care providers around the nation.

  • Dental Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

    Learn the skills to help you become a Dental Assistant - at home, at your own pace.

    As a Dental Assistant, you'll need to know how to manage the medical office, schedule appointments and update patient records. The Penn Foster Dental Assistant Program can help you learn these skills and many more. Train quickly and conveniently!

    You'll get hands-on training in:

    • Dental terminology and anatomy, preventive dentistry and nutrition
    • Disease transmission, pathology, and dental emergencies
    • Radiology and pharmacology
    • Business administration for the Dental Assistant

    And you'll learn it all at home — no classroom needed!

    You'll get valuable information about finding a job. It's like having your own personal Dental Assistant School. Earn your Career Diploma at home. You’ll learn skills to help you take the first step to enter a field with very good job opportunities.

  • Medical Administrative Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

    As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you’ll need to know how to manage the medical office, schedule appointments, and update patient records. The Penn Foster Medical Administrative Assistant Program can help you learn these skills and many more. Train quickly and conveniently! You’ll get hands-on training in:

    • Law, Ethics, and Medicine
    • Administrative Procedures and Practices
    • Advanced Medical Terminology and Pharmacology
    • Keyboarding and Word Processing

    Learn administrative duties such as updating medical records, filling out insurance forms, and scheduling appointments. Also, learn clinical responsibilities like taking medical histories, preparing laboratory samples, and explaining treatments. Get the training that can help you begin your path toward a career in this exciting profession!

    As a trained Medical Administrative Assistant, you can work at a pharmaceutical company, insurance company, doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. Work as an administrative specialist, insurance clerk, medical records clerk, admission clerk, or receptionist.

Accreditation

Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School are nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited for grades 9 through adult by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.Penn Foster High School is also nationally accredited by AdvancED.

Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.