Penn Foster Career School

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925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515

The mission of Penn Foster Career School is to empower adult learners to advance or change their careers, learn a new skill or gain personal satisfaction. The school strives to fulfill this mission by providing breadth and depth of courseware, applicable technology and a wide array of flexible services aimed at the needs of the adult learner. Programs not only teach current marketplace skills, but also present liberal arts offerings and develop critical thinking, writing and mathematical abilities. The mission is supported by an admissions policy that allows students with appropriate prior education to enroll in programs without regard to ...show more »

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Institution Type Private Company
 
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Admissions Office Phone (800) 214-6230
Admissions Office Email indust@pennfoster.com
Admissions Office Address Penn Foster Career School, Student Services Center, 925 Oak Street Scranton, PA 18515
Admissions Transfer URL http://www.pennfoster.edu/highschool-earlycollege/ProgramOutline.html
Admissions Website http://www.pennfoster.edu
 
Penn Foster Career School Programs & Course Catalog
Administrative Assistant Learn the skills you need to become an Administrative Assistant - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Appliance Repair Get Appliance Repair training - at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster Career School.

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Auto Repair Technician Learn the skills you need to become an Auto Repair Technician — at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Basic Electronics With job opportunities as an instrumentation technician, broadcast engineer, or an electronics repair specialist, the Penn Foster Basic Electronics Program will provide the skills you need to succeed.


Bookkeeping Receive Bookkeeping training at home. You'll get the support you need while learning at your own pace with the Penn Foster Career School Bookkeeping Program.

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Bridal Consultant Become a Certified Wedding Planner -- at home and at your own pace -- with Penn Foster Career School.

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Carpenter There are certain skills you need to begin a career as a Carpenter. The Penn Foster Career School distance learning Carpenter Program helps you learn about:

* Construction drawings
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Caterer Learn the skills you need to succeed as a Caterer — at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Certified Personal Trainer The Penn Foster Career School Certified Personal Trainer Program can help you achieve your goals — a new career, higher salary, and the satisfaction that comes with helping your clients ...show more »

Child Day Care Management Prepare for a career in Child Day Care Management — at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

Turn your love for children into an exciting career
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Computer Graphic Artist Program Overview
Learn the skills you need for an exciting, new career in graphic design – at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Dental Assistant Learn the skills you need to become a Dental Assistant — at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster Career School.

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Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance There are certain skills you need to begin a career as a Diesel Mechanic. The Penn Foster Career School Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance Program helps you learn them quickly and ...show more »

Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor If you want to teach pet owners the art of handling their animals, prepare dogs for security or law-enforcement work, work for an established training center or even start your ...show more »

Drafting with AutoCAD Receive AutoCAD® training at home. You'll get the support you need while learning at your own pace, with the Penn Foster Career School Drafting with AutoCAD Program.

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Dressmaking & Design Develop your natural talent for Dressmaking
and Design with the Penn Foster Career School Dressmaking and Design distance learning program. Your customers, neighbors, and friends will respect your skills and ...show more »

Electrician Learn the skills you need to become an Electrician - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Electronics Technician The Penn Foster Electronics Technician program is recognized by the Electronics Technicians Association International (ETAI) who states "Penn Foster continues to convey the attendees of this program the necessary skills ...show more »

Floral Design Become a Floral Designer with at-home training from Penn Foster Career School.

If you want to design floral arrangements, consult with wedding planners, work in a florist shop or even start ...show more »

Freelance Writer Learn the skills you need to begin a career as a Freelance Writer — at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Furniture & Cabinet Maker The Penn Foster Career School Furniture and Cabinet Maker Program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently. Learn woodworking techniques and create beautiful pieces of furniture in just a few ...show more »

Gunsmith Learn how to become a Gunsmith - at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster Career School.

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Home Inspector There are certain skills you need to begin a career in home inspection. The Penn Foster Career School Home Inspector training program helps you develop them quickly and conveniently.

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Home Remodeling & Repair Learn construction at home with the Home Remodeling and Repair training program from Penn Foster Career School.

Skilled Home Remodeling and Repair professionals are in demand around the nation to make ...show more »

Hotel/Restaurant Management Learn the skills you need for a career as a Hotel/Restaurant Manager - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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HVAC Technician Receive HVAC training at home. You'll get the support you need while learning at your own pace, with the Penn Foster HVAC Technician training program.

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Interior Decorator Develop your natural talent for interior design with the Penn Foster Interior Decorator Program and work for homebuilders, retailers, hotels, corporate clients, or even start your own business. It's convenient, ...show more »

Jewelry Design and Repair Whether you wish to work for established jewelers
or start your own business, the Jewelry Design and Repair Program from Penn Foster will provide the skills you need to succeed.

Landscaper There are certain skills you need to begin a career
as a Landscaper. The Penn Foster Career School Landscaper Program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently.

You’ll learn about:

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Legal Secretary Learn the skills you need to become a Legal Secretary - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.
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Legal Transcriptionist Upon completion of the Legal Transcriptionist program, the student will be able to:

* Discuss how history has shaped the organization and structure of contemporary courts
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Locksmithing Skilled locksmith professionals are in demand
around the nation to handle home and business
security issues and our Professional Locksmithing training program will provide you the skills you need to ...show more »

Medical Coding and Billing This program can save you time and money if you are seeking to enhance your health care skills. A Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing will verify you have been ...show more »

Medical Office Assistant As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you’ll need to know medical terminology, managing and updating patient records, and office procedures. The Penn Foster Career School program can help you learn these ...show more »

Medical Transcriptionist Learn medical transcription at home. You'll get the support you need while learning at your own pace with the Penn Foster Medical Transcriptionist training program.

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Motorcycle Repair Technician There are certain skills you need to begin a career as a Motorcycle Repair Technician. Penn Foster Career School's Motorcycle Repair training program helps you learn these skills quickly and ...show more »

Occupational Therapy Aide With Penn Foster Career School, the world’s largest online career school, you can learn the skills you need to be a successful Occupational Therapy Aide quickly and conveniently.

Optician Learn how to fit and dispense eyeglasses and contact lenses with the Optician training program from Penn Foster Career School.

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Paralegal Learn the skills you need to become a Paralegal - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.
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PC Maintenance and Repair The Penn Foster PC Maintenance and Repair Program allows you to study online, in print, or a combination of both. You decide which method best suits your learning style. There ...show more »

Pet Groomer Learn how to become a Pet Groomer - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Pharmacy Technician Become a Pharmacy Technician with at home training from Penn Foster Career School.

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Physical Therapy Aide The Penn Foster Career School Physical Therapy Aide Program can help you make a difference – your abilities assist patients recover from their injuries and return them to an active ...show more »

Plumber Train to be a plumber with Penn Foster Career School. Learn the skills you need to become a Professional Plumber while studying plumbing at home. It's convenient, affordable and accredited. ...show more »

Private Investigator As a Private Investigator, you’ll have an exciting and challenging career. Private Investigators conduct investigations involving missing persons, corporate intelligence, or other fascinating areas. Enjoy the special satisfaction that comes ...show more »

Small Business Management Learn Small Business Management skills - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Small Engine Repair Get hands-on training on repairing small engines, including lawn mower engines, motor boats and recreational vehicles. Employers prefer to hire mechanics who graduate from formal training programs and our Small ...show more »

Teacher Aide Learn the skills necessary for becoming a Teacher Aide - at home, at your own pace. Train quickly and conveniently for this rewarding career.

You’ll learn:

* Classroom communication skills
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Travel and Tourism Specialist Learn how to become a Travel and Tourism Specialist - at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Veterinary Assistant Work with animals! The Penn Foster Career School Veterinary Assistant Program can help you make a difference. Your abilities can keep animals healthy, nurse them when ill — even save ...show more »

Web Page Designer Learn Web Design at home. You'll get the support you need while learning at your own pace with the Penn Foster Web Page Designer Program.
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Wildlife/Forestry Conservation Turn your love of "the great outdoors" into a rewarding career with the Penn Foster Career School Wildlife/Forestry Conservation Program. Train quickly and conveniently with our proven distance learning method. ...show more »

Artist: Cartooning The Penn Foster Cartooning Certificate Program is a fun and interactive collection of lessons that will teach the fundamentals of drawing, plus detailed coverage of pen and ink and cartooning ...show more »

Artist: Watercolors The Penn Foster Watercolors Certificate Program is a collection of lessons that will teach the fundamentals of drawing, plus detailed coverage of watercolor techniques. Students will also learn how to ...show more »

Child Development Associate The Penn Foster Child Development Associate Certificate program teaches the essential components of quality early childhood education and the role of the professional early childhood educator. Your program includes a ...show more »

Child Psychology You can learn Child Psychology at home! The Penn Foster Child Psychology Certificate Program provides a basic understanding of the principles of psychology and a more specific understanding of the ...show more »

Criminal Scene Investigation Basics This course uses computer simulation software (included) and traditional educational methods to provide an understanding of the scientific theory as well as the actual practices and techniques used to process ...show more »

Fitness and Nutrition Learn the skills you need to become a Fitness and Nutrition expert — at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Forensic Computer Examiner The Penn Foster Career School Forensic Computer Examiner Certificate Program can help you achieve your goals of a more productive career and the satisfaction that comes with doing a needed ...show more »

Gourmet Cooking This Penn Foster program will teach you the essential knowledge and skills needed to create exceptional, memorable cuisine. The program is comprised of a wonderful collection of lessons teaching various ...show more »

Medical Information Management Earn your Certificate in Medical Information Management. This program provides skills needed to securely and professionally manage health care records. You’ll learn organization, record storage, effective communication methods, and ethical ...show more »

Medical Terminology Common medical terminology is a critical part of the language used by health care practitioners. It is essentially a vocabulary that requires a uniform pronunciation, definition, and spelling of terms ...show more »

PC Fundamentals Get the computer training you need to learn PC Fundamentals — at home, at your own pace, with Penn Foster Career School.

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Photography The Penn Foster Career School Photography Certificate Program helps you learn the fundamentals quickly and conveniently.

Your studies include:

Camera basics, lighting for photography
Photographic image design
Digital and video photography techniques
Printing color and ...show more »

Spanish You can learn Spanish at home! The Penn Foster Career School Spanish Certificate Program helps you learn to speak, read, and translate this popular language quickly and conveniently.

Sports Nutrition Program Overview
The Penn Foster Sports Nutrition Certificate will teach you the essential knowledge and skills needed to create and manage a dietetic regiment for optimizing performance.

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Appliance Repair

Automotive Repair

Bookkeeping

Drafting with AutoCad

Carpenter

Child Day Care

Computer Support

Dental Assistant

Electronics

Forestry

Gunsmith

HVAC

Interior Decorator

Landscaping Technology

Locksmith

Mechanics

Occupational Therapy

Physical Trainer

Plumbing

Teacher Aide

Wildlife Conservation

Wedding Planner

Veterinary Tech

Teacher Aide

Dressmaking & Design

Floral Design

 
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Marilyn Davis on March 23, 2012 said:

I interested in taking event planning classes online. I need to know if you're a Military friendly school?

JOSE R .ORTIZ SR on June 03, 2012 said:

I interested in taking a jewelry courses

Ginger Sanders on August 10, 2012 said:

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Hind on April 19, 2014 said:

planning to start own cafe. which course should i enroll in?

Ellen WilkenStanley on April 27, 2014 said:

I am interested in your freelance writing career. I would like to know if a person can apply for financial aid to take these classes?
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Christina Haro on August 19, 2014 said:

Is this a legit online school I don't want to invest then have problems later

Gary on May 02, 2015 said:

To Hind: Business. Hotel/Management Courses. Advertising, Marketing.

I was going to suggest advertising & marketing classes as well, but I see that marketing is included in Hotel/Restaurant Management here. Which is Nice.

Also, I would hire an inspector before buying any prospective building, unless you're looking to rent one or lease for your cafe. If you lease, the conditions of the establishment may be in the contract, i've never dealt with that aspect before, but I doubt if you lease, you'll have to worry about poor maintenance.

I would hire an interior decorator as well, or atleast consult with one when you find a spot you like and location for your cafe.

This might be nice, and helpful, to make the absolute "Best" first impression as possible when and before opening.

Also give yourself the biggest presence
known as possible, even before opening, through things like advertising.

i'd hype it up a little,
Maybe advertise 3 months in Advance even before even opening up, to get people talking and interested about it. You get the idea. Also, do you have a brand image? Logo, Name, etc.? I'd establish that too, get all of that together.

The kind of image you want to portray, and who your target audience is.
Also think of your location.

I've seen well looking and meaning establishments pop-up in the past here in Houston, that are just starting out, and they're just in the "wrong" location I guess, unknowen to them, poor things. And they just don't have much visibility, or no one knows about them. Poor guys.

Eventually, I'll pass by, and see a "for lease" sign in the place of the building, never fails.

It seems to me like places in strip markets, or along a strip, don't do too well, from what i've seen.

The location is usually just too quiet, or usually it's in a new development (New Houses and Bulders Building Up out there) or it's just an area that's not that busy, or no one knows they are even there. Advertising would be good for you.

Will You Have a partner in the business?.
Maybe they can help with some of these other aspects.

But I think you can do it on your Own too,

Make good first choices. It'll be crucial for a small business like yours. Not to scare you.

By the way, I didn't say any of this to discourage you. But to curb you from things i've seen, and from making bad first Choices.

I'm Not An Expert.

Yanick smith on May 12, 2017 said:

I am jus looking forward to be the best

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