Penn Foster Career School

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Having the right skills is vitally important in today’s super-competitive job market. With online training from Penn Foster Career School, students are assured of learning up-to-date career skills that will prepare them for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Students at Penn Foster Career School can get the training they need quickly, conveniently, and affordably.

Penn Foster is one of the world’s largest and most respected online education providers. Their programs are job focused, and they offer training for employment in the fastest-growing fields in business, technology, health care, and the trades.

After enrolling at Penn Foster Career School, students can begin their coursework immediately, and because students study at their own pace, there is no one to push them forward and no one to hold them back. They take the time they need to understand the material. Students can study online, in print, or a combination of both. Students work independently, but not alone. Expert instructors and support staff are just a phone call, message board, or email away.

Penn Foster Career School is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Penn Foster Career School is also licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

Penn Foster Career School is one of the most affordable, accredited online schools. Students’ tuition includes all their study materials, including books, study guides, and learning aids. And Penn Foster offers 0% interest and customized payment plans.

Penn Foster Career School offers training in a variety of career fields, but one high-paying career field where a significant amount of job growth is predicted is the trades. And students can be prepared for these high-paying career opportunities with training from Penn Foster. Penn Foster Career School offers both certificate and career diploma programs in some of today’s most popular construction trade careers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, population growth, deteriorating infrastructure, and aging buildings will generate employment growth in the construction industry. And workers in this industry tend to have relatively high hourly earnings.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, Construction, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs003.htm

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Programs Available at Penn Foster Career School:

HVACR Technician - Career Diplomas

Receive Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning and REgrigeration (HVACR) training at home. You’ll get the support you need while learning at a pace that is right for you, with the Penn Foster HVACR Technician training program. Learn the skills you need to become a professional HVACR Technician. It’s convenient, affordable, and accredited.

Your courses include:

  • Refrigeration systems
  • HVACR system design and installation
  • Electrical systems
  • Residential and light commerical HVACR systems
  • Commercial regrigeration and HVACR maintenance
  • … and more.

Become Certified! The Penn Foster HVAC Technician training program includes an EPA Certification test voucher and registration, EPA Air Conditioning Preparatory Manual, and the Troubleshooting HVACR Equipment Reference Text. Respected and accredited you’ll earn your Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) career diploma from regionally and nationally accredited Penn Foster Career School. Over the past 100 years, 13 million students have enrolled in our training programs, making Penn Foster one of the world’s largest and most respected distance learning institutions. Contact Penn Foster Today We’ll send you FREE Information – with absolutely no obligation!

Find out more about Penn Foster’s complete HVACR training that includes:

  • All the books, study guides, and learning aids you need
  • Voucher for an EPA certification exam, manual, and registration
  • Toll-free instructional support
  • Access to student services by website, phone, and mail


Penn Foster Career School

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    STEP ONE – The Enrollment Process

    Select the career training program that interests you. The Penn Foster Career School website offers program overviews, curriculum outlines, tuition schedules and information on career services for graduates. You can even view forecasts of employment demand and salary ranges by career.

    When you are ready to enroll in a program, simply complete the student online application form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrollment advisor. You can also request to receive an information package by mail with an enrollment form included.

    STEP TWO – Your Student ID Number

    As soon as your enrollment form is processed, you will receive your Student ID Number. If you enroll online or by phone, you will receive your Student ID Number immediately. You’ll need to use your Student ID Number if you wish to access your initial study materials online. If you enroll by mail, your Student ID Number will be included with your mailing label in the first package of books and learning materials.

    STEP THREE – Begin Your Studies

    All your learning materials and supplies will be shipped directly to you. You can also log in through the Penn Foster Career School website to begin your studies immediately. Use your Student ID Number to register as a new student. You will be able to download some of your first study materials. You should begin your lessons as soon as possible, the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll earn your Diploma.

    STEP FOUR – Getting Help When You Need It

    Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your program, just call our toll-free instructional support hotline. Faculty and instructional advisors are available to answer your questions from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. On weekends and holidays, you can leave a message and your call will be answered the next business day. You can also contact your instructors by email or, if you prefer, by regular mail.

    STEP FIVE – Taking Examinations

    At the end of each lesson, you take an exam. You can complete your exam online through our website. You can also submit your examinations by mail. As soon as you pass your exam, you can go on to the next lesson. New course material will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have books and learning materials to continue moving forward.

    Your examinations and projects will be graded on the following scale:

    Lesson Grade (%) Letter Equivalent Rating Quality Point Avg
    90-100 A Excellent 4.0
    80-89 B Good 3.0
    70-79 C Average 2.0
    Below 70 F Failing 0.0

    You must pass all courses and achieve a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.0 or higher in all studies to graduate and earn your associate or bachelor’s degree.

    FINAL STEP – Graduation

    Once you have passed all your courses and fulfilled all financial obligations, you will receive your diploma from Penn Foster Career School (high school students receive their diploma from Penn Foster High School). Depending upon the program you choose, you can complete your training in just a few months from today! Or, take up to two years to complete a program.*

    Career Services which include assistance with online job searches (by career and region), preparation of cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more.

    *Students enrolled in the High School Program may take up to three years.

    Accreditation

    Penn Foster Career School is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Penn Foster Career School is also licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.