Penn Foster College: Beginning of an Online Revolution
Penn Foster College is a private for profit chain of career colleges spread around the United States and this is why it does not have regional accreditation. In stead Penn Foster has national accreditation from ACDETC — the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, which makes the Associate and Bachelor’s degrees awarded by Penn Foster legitimate.
Although most colleges with regional accreditation do not accept Penn’s credits or courses, but thanks to the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service Penn Foster’s college credits and courses are recommended nationally. Penn is also a member of the Better Business Bureau with a BBB rating of A+. Penn’s Associate degree program in Veterinary Technician and Medical Assistant is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Bureau of Health Education Services respectively. These and all the rest of the Penn Foster College programs are affiliated with DANTES, which makes tuition fees reimbursable for students associated with the US military.
Penn Foster College provides online associate and bachelor’s degrees as well as undergraduate certificates. These degrees are available in fields such as Business, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Early Childhood Education, Engineering, Health Services, Paralegal Studies, Technology, and Veterinary Technician areas. Enrollment in individual courses is also open for students.
The one thing that Penn Foster College is best known for are its various self-paced, career-focused degree programs. Penn also offers high school diploma programs online, making it possible for students to earn their high school education in their own time and space. In fact, since Penn Foster is also accredited by (Distance Education and Training Council-DETC) its online degrees are the most popular with students wanting to study online.
Penn Foster College’s commitment to technology and education helps students stay at par with the changing trends of technology, which is why most students of programs like Business Management choose to obtain a certificate in Microsoft Office 2010 prior to beginning their courses. In this regard the Penn Foster administration is extremely helpful, not only will they guide students towards doing what’s best for their academic life, but for future prospects as well. The technical guidance agents and career counselors are just a phone call away.
The course materials for each degree program and certification and diploma course are highly evolved and regularly updated. The course structure of every degree program is highly focused and meant to provide the students as much in-depth knowledge of the subjects they are preparing for as possible. The college uses the proctored exams system; due to this the college not only proves its own credibility but that of the students too. Penn Foster College’s proctored exams are monitored by pre-approved proctors to help monitor students during exams without any outside help.