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925 Oak Street, Scranton, PA 18515

School Details

Penn Foster’s expertise in distance learning and genuine desire to help students meet their educational aspirations has helped students worldwide for over a century. More than 13,000,000 people have benefitted from Penn Foster programs, and more than 130,000 students are actively enrolled in studies. Penn Foster offers online career-focused and blended learning opportunities completely at a distance, and retains headquarters in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Penn Foster supports distance education students with:

  • Open enrollment
  • Self-paced online courses 
  • 24/7 online support
  • A Penn Foster Study Planner that organizes study plans and due dates
  • Exams provided through the online Student Portal
  • Career services 
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION

Penn Foster offers a broad scope of degrees, careers diplomas, and certificates ranging from high school diplomas to undergraduate certificates to associate and bachelor’s degrees. Three schools make up Penn Foster.

  • Penn Foster College awards associate and bachelor’s degrees.
  • Penn Foster Career School provides career diploma and certificate opportunities.
  • Penn Foster High School gives students the choice to earn a traditional high school diploma, or opt to complete diplomas with career concentrations.

Degree programs offered at Penn Foster College include studies in:

  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Medical Assistant
  • Human Resources Management.

Many of the programs can be finished within two years; however, completion time depends upon the degree program as well as each student’s schedule.

There are over 70 vocational training programs and 20 associate degrees. Industrial courses allow students to build their skill set in a variety of fields such as:

  • Construction
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Industrial Safety.

Though Penn Foster does not have a physical campus, some courses may blend online learning with more traditional forms of correspondence courses, including textbooks and print materials for study purposes.

Penn Foster upholds a strong, military-friendly relationship and retains a 2016 Military Friendly School® designation by G.I. Jobs. Penn Foster supports the military and veterans with discounts and VA benefits.

Students who are interested in more details on specific programs and requirements should request more information.

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Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.

All Programs

Art & Liberal Arts

AutoCAD Essentials Certificate Carpenter Computer Graphic Artist Drafting with AutoCAD® Dressmaking and Design English: Comprehensive Skills in Reading and Writing Floral Design Freelance Writer Furniture and Cabinet Maker Home Remodeling and Repair Interior Decorator Jewelry Design and Repair Plumber Spanish Certificate

Business

ABC Certified Wedding Planner Accounting Essentials Certificate Administrative Assistant Bookkeeping Business Management Essentials Certificate Caterer E-Business Management Certificate Gourmet Cooking Certificate Guest Service Agent Home Inspector Hotel/Restaurant Management Human Resource Management Essentials Certificate Microsoft Office 2013 (without software) Microsoft Office 2016 (with software) Microsoft Office 2016 (without software) Peachtree: Computer Applications in Accounting Certificate Property Management Certificate Public Relations Certificate Retail Supervisor Small Business Management Travel and Tourism Specialist Virtual Assistant

Computer Science & IT

Computer Programming Languages Certificate PC Maintenance & Repair

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Business Security Certificate Forensic Computer Examiner Certificate Gunsmith Legal Secretary Legal Transcriptionist LexisNexis Legal Research Certificate Locksmith & Home Security Technician Paralegal Paralegal: Advanced Applications Certificate Paralegal: Real Estate, Wills, and Estates Certificate Private Investigator Security Guard

Education

Child Care Professional Child Psychology Certificate

Engineering

Appliance Repair Auto Repair Technician Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate Automotive Transmissions Essentials Certificate Basic Electronics Diesel Mechanics Electronics Technician HVACR Technician Motorcycle Repair Technician National Electrical Code® 2014 Certificate Residential Electrician Small Engine Repair

Healthcare

Anatomy and Physiology Certificate Certified Personal Trainer Dental Assistant Electronic Medical Records Certificate Fitness and Nutrition Certificate Health Information Management Certificate Home Health Aide Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Billing and Coding Medical Terminology Certificate Medical Transcriptionist Occupational Therapy Aide Optician Pharmacy Technician Physical Therapy Aide Sports Nutrition Certificate

High School Diploma

High School Diploma High School with a Carpentry Pathway High School with a Plumbing Pathway High School with an Electrical Pathway High School with an I.T. Pathway High School with Automotive Repair Technician Pathway High School with Child Care Professional Pathway High School with Culinary Arts Professional Pathway High School with Early College Courses High School with Healthcare Pathway High School with Pharmacy Technician Pathway

Math & Science

Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor Green Building Practices Certificate Landscaping Technology Natural Health Care for Pets Certificate Pet Grooming Certificate Wildlife/Forestry Conservation