High School Diploma with an I.T. Pathway
Penn Foster

Program Details

The High School Diploma with Information Technology Concentration allows students to begin their career at a faster pace by completing a concentration while finishing their diploma. The electives taken in this program have the capability to be transferred to an Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems, offered through Penn Foster College. Prospective students are allowed to make use of the transcript review service where they can find out if any previous earned credits may be transferred into the diploma program. The curriculum consists of 16.5 core credits and five elective credits specialized toward the Information Technology Concentration. Student will be taught topics of programming, coding, and computer applications. Some of the required courses include Advanced PC Applications, HTML Coding, and Introduction to Database Technology.

Participants will be instructed to display competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, using charts, graphs, tables, and creating presentations. In Introduction to Database Technology, students will compare database management systems, and identify the basic components. Another objective of the program is to be able to create a web page using HTML coding, while also including images, tables, and frames to the web page. 

For diploma general requirements, students will take courses with topics such as science, math, and history. Students have the option of transferring a maximum of 16 credits into this program. Penn Foster does not guarantee previously completed courses will transfer into this program.

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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 Education

Open Admission