Some degrees offered through Penn Foster Career School include Auto Repair Technician, Desktop Publishing and Design, Occupational Therapy Aide, Home Remodeling and Repair and Medical Administrative Assistant. Penn Foster Career School offers self-paced, online programs that can help students begin a new career, gain new skills for their current job or add to their resumes.
Penn Foster Career School was founded in 1890 as International Correspondence Schools and is headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is accredited by the distance Education Accrediting Commission and has an enrollment of approximately 140,000 students, as of 2015. Penn Foster is a for-profit school that focuses on distance education, including more than 30 certificate and 50 career diploma programs.
Several of Penn Foster Career School's certificate and career diplomas focus on the health care field. For example, the Medical Administrative Assistant Career Diploma teaches students the necessary administrative skills to work in doctors' offices. Students learn about medical procedures, anatomy and pharmacology. The Occupational Therapy Aide Career Diploma helps students gain skills in therapeutic treatment, body systems terminology and adaptive equipment. This prepares students for careers that help patients improve their quality of life. A Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma teaches students information about pharmaceuticals that they can use to gain employment at pharmacies and hospitals.