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
Penn Foster is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score