Penn Foster College

Online & Distance Learning

Penn Foster CollegePenn Foster College is one of the oldest and largest distance education learning institutions worldwide and offers programs that award bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, undergraduate certificates, and career diplomas in many great vocational areas.

Attending Penn Foster is the perfect choice for the adult learner, whether you are looking for new skills, a career change, or want to advance your current career. You can attend Penn Foster without having to rearrange or adjust your schedule.

You study at home and learn at a speed that is comfortable for you. Through flexible online study options, you get to choose when, how, and what you want to learn. At Penn Foster, you will gain the skills to help you take the first step toward a career in the fast growing fields of business, health care, technology, criminal justice, or education.

No matter what area you choose to study, Penn Foster ensures that you receive current training. The college continually monitors advances in the field and updates programs to reflect the modern methods used in the workplace. Not only do you learn current marketplace skills, you also develop critical thinking, writing, and mathematical abilities.

As you learn and familiarize yourself with new skills and abilities, feel free to contact an instructor at any time. They are there to continually support you, offering help and advice whenever you may need it. Everything is at your fingertips; you control your education.

Penn Foster College's distance education learning is affordable, current, and convenient. Through their partnership with Career Cruising, who specialize in career development, Penn Foster can help you take your skills to the next level. Once you begin your program, you can take advantage of employment resources that are designed to help you find the right job. You will also gain access to information that will help you prepare for resume writing and interviewing, as well as help you gain insight into the salary you could expect in your field of interest. You will graduate ready to fly in a new direction with your career.

At Penn Foster College, the sky is the limit! Explore the program options available today.

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Penn Foster College Programs


Start gaining the skills to help businesses and other organizations thrive in today's global economy. These convenient programs can teach you a large variety of fundamental concepts related to areas like management, human resources, financial affairs, marketing, and general operations. You even have the opportunity to learn how to promote the sale of fashion or other retail items.

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance
  • General Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Retail Management

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Do you enjoy being around young people? Would you like a career that involves making a real difference in their lives? Penn Foster College can help you learn practical skills related to making lesson plans, fostering literacy, promoting the development of social and language skills, and more. You'll even get a chance to gain real-world experience in a licensed childcare facility.

  • Early Childhood Education

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Take advantage of your interest in how things work by learning more about manufacturing or construction processes. With these programs, you can gain technical skills as well as a market-ready understanding of various materials, methods, and systems used in building construction or industrial production and maintenance.

  • Construction Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Foundation Skills for Technology
  • Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance Technology

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Health Services

Discover what it's like to channel your natural compassion into a field that really matters. Whether you want to help people or animals, Penn Foster College offers programs that can help you prepare for gratifying opportunities in the health care sector. As part of your program, you can even practice what you learn in a real work setting.

  • Health Care Management
  • Pharmacy Technician Professional
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician

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Are you motivated by a sense of justice or a desire to make your community safer? Or do you like the thought of assisting attorneys with legal research and the filing of court documents? These flexible programs can help you gain the foundational knowledge to pursue opportunities related to areas like public safety, law enforcement, or legal assistance.

  • Criminal Justice
  • Paralegal Studies

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Skilled Trades

Give yourself the opportunity to start your path toward becoming a supervisor of other workers or a valuable industrial technician. You can learn management and leadership skills to take the first step toward a more advanced position in your industry. Or you can develop prized expertise in the design, development, testing, and production of consumer products and industrial parts.

  • Industrial Supervision
  • Manufacturing

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Do you want a career that allows you to work closely with computers or information technology (IT)? Whether you're ready to explore your creative potential or hone your technical expertise, these convenient programs can teach you skills that are transferrable to a large variety of industries.

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Graphic Design
  • PC Maintenance Technology

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