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Penn Foster Career School is the largest accredited school of independent study, allowing students to earn career diplomas in a variety of fields through flexible and convenient online study. More than 60 career diploma programs are offered in the areas of engineering, technology, business, education, legal studies and health services.
Founded in 1890, Penn Foster Career School is accredited as an online high school by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools and as a distance learning facility by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Faculty is available for student questions and feedback through a variety of means, including phone, e-mail, postal mail and an instructional support hotline.
Students interested in working in automotive maintenance and repair receive hands-on training through Penn Foster's automotive program. Career diploma programs are offered that prepare students for a career in a little as a few weeks. Students choose from the following programs of study:
Penn Foster's business program offers four career diploma programs to get students started in the field of business. Students learn real-world skills in marketing and sales, office technology, accounting and business management. The following fields of study are available through Penn Foster's business program:
Creative individuals have several options for study through Penn Foster's creative/design program. The following programs are available, which prepare students for careers in art and design, bridal consulting, catering, event planning, fashion, floral design, interior decorating and writing.
Students interested in engineering can learn the necessary CAD drafting skills through Penn Foster's engineering programs.
Penn Foster's health services program offers options related to the fields of health care, pharmacy, dental assisting and veterinary assisting.
Students can prepare for challenging and exiting careers as legal secretaries, legal transcriptionists, paralegals and private investigators through Penn Foster's legal studies program. Students learn valuable skills in legal writing and research, legal terminology, transcription methods, surveillance and reporting techniques.
Overlapping with the creative/design program, the technology program at Penn Foster offers programs in art and design, electronics, Web and computer programming, computer repair and telecommunications, providing hands-on training and preparing graduates for a variety of rapidly growing technology fields.
Students interested in quickly and conveniently learning a new trade can pursue a wide variety of programs through Penn Foster's trades program. Students can choose from many different programs, which provide hands-on training in a broad range of trades.