Penn Foster College offers students the opportunity to earn an Administrative Assistant career diploma and equips students with hands-on education. Students receive training in current technology, administrative office procedures, office finance and management, and basic keyboarding.
By completing the program online, students can enjoy learning in the comfort of their own home. Administrative assistants often find employment assisting physicians with conferences and speeches, working as a legal or executive secretary, or assisting engineers with correspondence and technical material. Administrative assistants frequently work for law firms, medical facilities, and corporations.
This at-home program consists of nine courses that show the skills and techniques used by administrative assistants. Students should learn to implement effective study tools to promote success in the workplace. Students take an introductory course on the administrative field and learn the proper professional’s role in the workplace. Students work to create a professional image and increase verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Administrative assistants typically work with various computer applications and maintaining management records.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score