We offer a variety of online programs and classes!
AUTO REPAIR TECHNICIAN | Career
The Automotive Repair Technician Program was developed by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technicians and leading experts in the field of automotive technology. You’ll learn relevant skills and study the subjects that can help prepare you for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Certification exams.
DIESEL MECHANICS/HEAVY TRUCK MAINTENANCE | Career
This program is designed to help students learn how to become a diesel mechanic and prepare to sit for the Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks ASE certification exam upon completion of the program. The course outline includes lessons on repairing diesel engines, brake systems, shop safety practices, and more. Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
MOTORCYCLE REPAIR TECHNICIAN | Career
This program can help you learn how to repair and maintain your own motorcycle or can help you to take the first step towards a new job as a motorcycle mechanic. This program includes a Work Experience Option that allows you to gain field experience related to your program and career goals. Employment for motorcycle mechanics is predicted to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations at a rate of nine percent between 2018 and 2028. Job opportunities for motorcycle mechanics include motorcycle repair shops, dealerships, marinas, sporting goods stores, and more.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR | Career
In the Small Engine Repair classes, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot and repair small gasoline engines with hands-on exercises and tools, as well as disassemble and rebuild all types of small engines, including two-stroke, four-stroke, outboard, and riding mower engines. The career diploma program provides students with the tools needed to prepare for the Outdoor Power Equipment Association (OPE) national certification test. Overall employment of small engine mechanics is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT | Career
Penn Foster College’s online Administrative Assistant career diploma program consists of nine courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant for performing administrative assistant jobs in a variety of settings—including corporate businesses, law firms, banks, hospitals, and more. Topics cover topics administrative office procedures, computer applications, filing and records management, and more to help you succeed in an office setting.
BOOKKEEPING | Career
Our online Bookkeeping program consists of eight courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant for a career in finance. You’ll learn a range of topics from assets and liabilities to revenue and expenses, a comprehensive understanding of QuickBooks Online Plus™, and a special final project involving business ownership.
HOTEL/RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT | Career
The hotel and restaurant management program outline consists of fifteen courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills to manage a hotel and restaurant. You’ll learn how to forecast hotel occupancy and revenue, determine staffing and scheduling of responsibilities, plan a menu that accounts for customer preference, nutrient content, wording regulations, pricing needs, and much more. A career in hotel and restaurant management can be an exciting, rewarding, and profitable career choice. There are many opportunities for hotel and restaurant managers; a few being cruise ships, hotel chains, casinos, food and beverage management, residence and housekeeping, and superintendent service.
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT | Career
This class can help you take the first step toward an entrepreneurial job as a small business manager. In the small business management online courses, you’ll cover topics such as developing business contacts and successful networking, writing business plans, financing, and preparing budgets, and learning about legal requirements and resources. You’ll even get to write your very own business plan that you can put into action upon graduation.
ACCOUNTING | Certificate
This self-paced Accounting Essentials Certificate program can help you learn or refresh financial and math skills that can help you prepare for success in the field. You’ll cover foundational topics such as Mathematics for Business and Finance and Computer Applications in Accounting. Whether you’re already in the finance industry, looking to stay up to date on your accounting skills, or interested in taking the first steps toward getting accountant training, the online Accounting Essentials Certificate can help you become more confident in your skills. Prepare to make the move to further your education or advance in your current position with courses on Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and more.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT | Certificate
The online Business Management Essentials Career Certificate program covers topics such as principles of management, math for business and finance, and business and technical writing. Gain an understanding of a manager’s role in decision making, planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and developing an ethical perspective, as well as business writing, business math, and other foundational basics. Business management skills can supplement any career that looks to make a profit. Learn how you can advance in your current position or improve your small business’ performance by better understanding the essentials of enterprising and finance with sharper business math, writing, and management skills.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT | Certificate
This Online Certificate Program in Human Resources Management Essentials consists of courses that will cover HR basics with an overview of business. Discover how to plan training methods to bring out the best in employees, understand salaries, benefits, and bonuses, gain a foundational knowledge of management skills. Human resources professionals hire, train, retain, and manage the type of employee talent that can help businesses succeed.
DRESSMAKING & DESIGN | Career
The Dressmaking and Design program is to prepare students to create professional-grade garments from customized patterns using hand and machine-sewing techniques in order to work as a dressmaker. Careers in this field could include working at formal wear shops, department stores, theatres and playhouses, bridal and prom boutiques, resorts, hotels, cruise ships, or opening your own business. Enrolled students are eligible for discounted rates for the National Sewing Circle and National Quilters Circle premium online video sites for helpful tips, techniques, and project ideas.
COMPUTER GRAPHIC ARTIST | Career
The online Computer Graphic Artist Diploma Program consists of courses geared toward helping students gain foundational knowledge to prepare for a career in a rewarding, creative field of online design. Your classes cover an introduction to design, graphic design and production, and how to market yourself as a graphic artist. Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. Skilled graphic artists and designers are needed to create compelling images for a variety of industries, including publishing, advertising, public relations, and related services industries.
JEWELRY DESIGN AND REPAIR | Career
The Online Jewelry Design and Repair Training consists of courses that will cover fundamental topics such as ring sizing, molding, chain resizing, common jewelry store repairs, and more. We provide the equipment you can use for jewelry making, including assorted wires and solders, safety goggles and unlined nitrile gloves, and a two-speed rotary tool with bristle brush accessories.
CHILD CARE PROFESSIONAL | Career
Our Child Care Professional Program includes child development online classes as well as courses in curriculum and lesson planning, and health, safety, and nutrition. The program also offers two specializations for you to choose from—family home-based childcare or center-based childcare. The choice of specialization courses allows you to receive concentrated training for the area of employment you want to pursue in the early childhood care industry. Childcare training classes and work experience options help you prepare for careers in childcare as well as fulfill the education and work components to apply for the CDA Credential. Employment of childcare workers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2019 to 2029.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA | Career
This online high school curriculum includes your basic general education requirements, like English and Math courses. Students get to choose 5 elective credits, ranging from academic electives, like American literature and algebra to career electives, like auto repair and vet assistance. Each course is broken down into small mobile-friendly lessons to help you on your journey toward earning your high school diploma online.
TEACHER AIDE | Career
The Teacher Aide Career Diploma program is designed to teach you about common instructional techniques, classroom communication skills, assisting students with special needs, and technology’s role in the classroom. All of the instructional material is provided once you enroll in the program. Additionally, you have the ability to complete the program at your own pace and within the comfort of your own home. Other topics covered in the curriculum include student supervision, how children learn, and enhancing a child’s self-esteem.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER | Career
In the Certified Personal Trainer program, you will study topics such as strength training and flexibility, how to respond to minor injuries and emergency situations, nutrition basics, and how to monitor clients’ progress. In the final course of the program, you can register for and take their Personal Trainer Certification Exam at an NCSF-approved test center. Join a growing industry that is expected to add more than 45,700 personal training jobs through 2028.
DENTAL ASSISTANT | Career
The Dental Assistant Career Diploma program effectively prepares learners with the skills needed for managing office operations, understanding dental health terminology and procedures, scheduling appointments, and updating patient records. Aligned to employer needs, the program includes comprehensive lessons and simulations to help learners prepare for the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) exam from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). As a growing, in-demand role, the Dental Assistant program can effectively train your outplaced workers or upskill your existing employees into this high need field.
MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT | Career
Medical Administrative Assistant training can help you prepare for the National Healthcare Association CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) as well as the CEHRS (Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist) exams.
MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING | Career
The Medical Billing and Coding diploma program properly prepares students to become medical billing and coding specialists by sequencing coding courses at the Basic and Intermediate levels before introducing advanced coding as part of the Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review. Coursework is based on the actual CPC test, so students feel ready to tackle the next step after their training: Medical Billing and Coding certification. Trained medical billing and coding professionals find jobs in a variety of healthcare environments, such as offices of physicians, hospitals, insurance and administrative companies, and skilled nursing facilities.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST | Certificate
With the healthcare industry constantly changing, doctors are looking for dependable, organized, detail-oriented individuals they can rely on. The Medical Transcriptionist program can help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant for obtaining jobs in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, government agencies, law offices, insurance companies, ambulance dispatch services, and more. The program also assists students in preparing to sit for the RHDS (Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist) exam offered by AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity).
VETERINARY ASSISTANT | Career
The Veterinary Assistant training program will help you gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed towards a certified Veterinary Assistant job. Aligned with NAVTA standards, the Veterinary Assistant program will cover caring for animals after surgery, helping provide emergency first aid and medication to sick or injured animals, maintaining and sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment, obtaining animal health histories, and more.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER | Career
In the Certified Personal Trainer program, you will study topics such as strength training and flexibility, how to respond to minor injuries and emergency situations, nutrition basics, and how to monitor clients’ progress. In the final course of the program, you can register for and take their Personal Trainer Certification Exam at an NCSF-approved test center.
PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE | Career
The Physical Therapy Aide program teaches students the necessary skills to work with patients, including courses on preparing the treatment area, moving patients, and performing clerical duties. Upon completion of your Physical Therapy Aide program, the self-arranged Work Experience Option allows you to seek out and gain experience with an employer near you. Though this is not required for program completion, this optional exercise allows you to gain practical, hands-on experience in a real-world job environment. Earn a certificate of completion upon graduation for your work experience as a physical therapy aide.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AIDE | Career
The Occupational Therapy Aide program consists of five courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed in this field, including classes discussing safety within the healthcare environment, professional responsibilities of occupational therapy aides, and medical terminology related to the body. You’ll even have the opportunity to take an optional work experience component that can be used to help you find a position as a trainee in a medical facility. Also as part of the Occupational Therapy Aide Program, you will receive resources such as the Wisc-Online Medical Terminology Jukebox. Overall employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Occupational therapy will continue to be an important part of treatment for people with various illnesses and disabilities.
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN | Career
This ASHP-accredited program prepares learners to sit for two industry-recognized certification exams to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. The curriculum provides learners with the strategies, procedures, knowledge, and management skills needed to work effectively as entry-level pharmacy technicians in any pharmacy setting. The online courses include interactive and engaging exercises with hands-on practical labs and real-world simulations that help learners prepare for the required 160-hour hands-on training externship.
PARALEGAL | Career
In this Paralegal classes, you’ll cover topics such as legal terminology, the U.S. court system, how to conduct legal investigations, legal writing and legal research, and more. The Paralegal Diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as paralegals or legal assistants, while providing a strong foundation for further training.
LEGAL SECRETARY | Career
Penn Foster Career School’s online Legal Secretary Career Diploma prepares students for an entry-level career in the field of law. Learn the foundational skills that can help you prepare for industry standard certification from the National Association of Legal Secretaries (NALS). Courses cover such as Interpersonal Communication skills, Records Management, Legal Terminology, and Legal Writing. Students in the Legal Secretary online course also receive a one year membership to the National Association of Legal Secretaries (NALS). Legal secretaries are vital to a thriving law practice, performing a variety of duties from preparing legal paperwork and filing court documents to office management. Careers include positions in a law office, courthouse, or various government agencies.
BASIC ELECTRONICS | Career
In the Basic Electronics Training Program, you’ll learn about foundational electrical concepts in courses such as Nature of Electricity, Alternating Current, and Electronic Power Supply Systems. Working in basic electronics, you can assist electrical engineers to develop and maintain necessary technical equipment such as medical monitoring devices, navigation equipment, and more.
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN | Career
Electronics technicians help to install, repair, maintain, or even sell hi-tech electronic equipment. In this online program, you can take the first steps to prepare for a variety of electronic technician jobs. Graduating from the Electronics Technician training program can help you prepare for the Student Electronics Technician (SET) and the Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) certification through the Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-I).
ONLINE FLAGGER CERTIFICATION
This online course is designed to offer flagging skills necessary to individuals who work in the construction field as a flagger and to those interested in becoming a flagger. By the end of the training, participants will have a complete understanding of the fundamentals of flagging. Upon successful completion, you will be able to print out a temporary certificate while American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) is processing the permanent registration card.
?The 40-Hour HAZWOPER course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.
8-HOUR HAZWOPER REFRESHER
This online annual HAZWOPER refresher course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.
DRAFTING WITH AUTOCAD | Career
Through online AutoCAD courses you’ll learn CAD functions, such as dimensioning, plotting, and printing, digitized 3D drawing, geometric construction and tolerancing, and electronic schematic drafting. You’ll even take an AutoCAD class on how to customize the software for your specific drafting needs. Develop your technical abilities at a pace that’s right for you. AutoCAD careers are great for anyone who is passionate about design and working with computers. Jobs in this field can be found in architectural, mechanical, and civil engineering fields.
The online HVAC technician training consists of eight courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant for performing HVACR repair jobs in a variety of settings including school systems, manufacturers and large organizations that have commercial systems to cool or refrigerate products.
TRAVEL AND TOURISM SPECIALIST | Career
Learn how to become a travel agent with training courses on how to arrange all modes of transportation for travel, how to book hotels and resorts, how to recommend popular tourist destinations, and the different career paths you can take as you explore jobs in the travel industry. Gain hands-on training as you complete projects using industry standard reservation systems all while preparing to sit for the nationally recognized Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) certification.
CONSTRUCTION TRADES | Career
With the Basic Electronics Training Program you’ll learn about foundational electrical concepts in courses such as Nature of Electricity, Alternating Current, and Electronic Power Supply Systems. Working in basic electronics, you can assist electrical engineers to develop and maintain necessary technical equipment such as medical monitoring devices, navigation equipment, and more.
DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINER/INSTRUCTOR | Career
The online Dog Obedience Instructor program can help students gain the knowledge and skills to take the first step towards a job in dog training. The Dog Obedience Trainer program is a great fit for animal lovers who want to become dog trainers, professionals already working in the animal or veterinary field, or pet owners who want to learn how to better train their own dogs.
FURNITURE & CABINET MAKER | Career
Learn woodworking techniques and create beautiful pieces of furniture in just a few months! Your program includes fine woodworking, wood processing, setting up your workplace, tools and materials, design, refinishing, and more.The Furniture and Cabinet Maker program prepares students to work for a furniture or cabinet retail store, manufacturer, repair/refinishing shop, cabinet installer, or start a woodworking shop and specialize in custom furniture and cabinet making. The Furniture and Cabinet Maker online program includes practical exercises and a Work Experience Option to give you hands-on training and field experience.
GUNSMITH | Career
In the Gunsmith Program, you’ll cover topics such as gun safety and firearm assembly/disassembly, antique firearm restoration, customizing gun stocks, mounting telescopic sights, custom-loading ammunition, basic metalwork, metal finishing, and machine tool operation, as well as the history of rifles and handguns. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a comprehensive Brownell’s practical exercise on the way to your Gunsmithing career diploma. The goal of the gunsmith program is to provide students with a working knowledge of basic gun repairs and modifications and to allow students to gain an entry-level career in the gunsmithing field.
PET GROOMER | Career
The Pet Grooming certificate program teaches students how to care for the grooming needs of their own dogs and cats. In Pet Grooming School, you can learn how to groom and handle all breeds of dogs and cats and gain an understanding of dog and cat anatomy, personalities, behavior, and more.
PROFESSIONAL LOCKSMITHING | Career
In the Professional Locksmith & Home Security Technician training program you’ll learn about duplicating keys, the methods of opening locks without keys, as well as installing door locks, security devices, safes, vaults, and panic hardware. The program also covers the fundamentals of home security including lessons on access control systems, closed circuit television (CCTV), detections systems and system management software.
RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICIAN | Career
The online Residential Electrician program consists of ten courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant for performing residential electrical jobs in a variety of settings—including construction or maintenance companies, manufacturing and wholesale suppliers, and government agencies.
WILDLIFE/FORESTRY CONSERVATION | Career
In the Wildlife/Forestry Conservation program you’ll study topics like state and federal laws protecting wildlife, types of violations, forest ecology, regeneration methods, and employment opportunities in wildlife, forest, fish, and park management. This online diploma program includes National Audubon Society and National Parks Field Guides to help you research and better understand a variety of animal species. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum to help you apply your knowledge in a real-world setting, whether working for a government agency, animal conservation group, forestry management service, or other organization.
LANDSCAPING TECHNOLOGY | Career
The Landscaping training program prepares students for entry into the field of landscape technology. Landscaping classes introduce students to starting and running their own business, which includes developing a business plan for a small landscape business.