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Penn Foster Career School Online

Penn Foster Career School Online is one of the oldest and largest distance learning institutions in the world. The school provides programs and services that are designed to meet the lifelong learning needs of the adult learner. Programs of study lead to career-specific diplomas.

The mission of Penn Foster's online career school is to empower adult learners to advance or change their careers, learn a new skill, or gain personal satisfaction. The school strives to fulfill this mission by providing breadth and depth of courseware, applicable technology, and a wide array of flexible services aimed at the needs of the adult learner. Programs teach current marketplace skills which prepare for a wide variety of entry-level vocational positions. The mission is supported by an admissions policy that allows students with appropriate prior education to enroll in programs without regard to race, religion, gender, age, color, national origin, or physical disability.

The school assesses fulfillment of its mission and achievement of institutional effectiveness through ongoing studies of student learning, measurement of student satisfaction, and evaluation of the career outcomes of graduates.

Click here to see a list of all Penn Foster Career School online diploma and certificate programs.

Accreditation - Penn Foster Career School is accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary diploma programs by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-662-5603 www.css-msa.org.

Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-662-5603 www.css-msa.org.

Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

Approved for veterans education benefits - Many Penn Foster's online career school programs are approved for veterans education benefits. Reservists may also qualify for veterans education benefits. If you think you may be eligible, check with your local or regional VA office. All Penn Foster Career School online programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.

Penn Foster Career School is a Better Business Bureau accredited business with a BBB Rating of A+.

You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) - Penn Foster Career School has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, Penn Foster Career School has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, Penn Foster Career School is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.

Additional Penn Foster Online Career School institutional and faculty memberships and affiliations include:
American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American Association of Community Colleges
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
American Association of Medical Assistants
Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Medical Technologists
American Society for Engineering Education
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Travel Agents
Association of Bridal Consultants
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
Career College Association
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Electronics Technician Association
The Humane Society of the United States
Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
International Association of Administrative Professionals
International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians
International Society for Technology in Education
National Association of Legal Assistants
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Northeast Veterinary Technician Education Association (NEVTEA)
Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA)
Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association
Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association
SAE (The Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility - Land, Sea, Air and Space)
Society of Broadcast Engineers
Veterinary Technicians & Assistants Association of Pennsylvania (VTAAP)

The Choice of Industry Professionals - Many American corporations - including business giants like General Motors, GE, Kraft Foods, Caterpillar, Phelps Dodge, and Tyco Industries - have used our training method to educate their own employees.* In addition, Penn Foster training can help prepare you to earn valuable certification in fields such as computer programming, medical billing, and many more.

* This list identifies companies that have selected Penn Foster to provide training for their employees. This does not imply an endorsement.

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