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Program Benefits:

  • Over 30 training programs and career paths to choose from 
  • Mobile-friendly access for anytime, anywhere learning
  • Academic and motivational support from Penn Foster faculty, staff, and coaches

In order to help those who have been displaced and impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Constituent Services Worldwide (CSW) has partnered with leading online training provider Penn Foster to offer skills training programs for residents of the greater Washington, D.C. area and worldwide. By enrolling in the program of your choice, you will be able to build the skills you need to bolster your résumé and take the next step in your career.

Browse the full list of SNAP participant programs below and choose the path that best suits you. Your next career move is only a few steps away!

To learn more, visit your local employment services or human services office or call (888) 550-6259 today!

program catalog

CAREER PATHWAY OPTIONS

BUSINESS

Bookkeeping Career Diploma

Prepare for a career as a professional bookkeeper with Penn Foster's online Bookkeeping Career Diploma. 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 - all online, and at your own pace.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Assets, Liabilities, and Owner's Equity
  • Revenue, Expenses, and Financial Reports
  • Payroll and Wholesale Accounting
  • End of Month Accounting
  • Excel® for Bookkeeping
  • Computer Applications in Accounting - Quickbooks

HEALTH & WELLNESS

CDA Credential Preparation

Take the first step toward a career in child care with Penn Foster's Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Preparation program. This affordable, online program will help you prepare for the CDA Credential application — the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education. Earning college-level credits at Penn Foster and a CDA Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition can be key stepping stones for advancement in this field.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Career-specific courses in this program include:

  • Orientation to Early Childhood Education
  • Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child
  • Child, Family, and Community
  • Child Growth and Development

Electronic Medical Records Certificate

Records and Health Information Management careers are projected to see higher than average job growth through 2026. Prepare to take the first steps toward a new career, or advance your current one, in a variety of healthcare settings with Penn Foster’s self-paced, online certificate.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • Electronic Health Records

Medical Administrative Assistant

Penn Foster's online Medical Administrative Assistant program consists of eight courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant for working in a medical office setting - including doctors' offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and public health clinics.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
  • Medical Billing and Health Insurance
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Body Systems and Medical Terminology
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Pathology and Pharmacology

Medical Assistant Career Diploma

Penn Foster’s online, self-paced Medical Assistant diploma program can help students prepare for industry-standard exams from home. Geared toward building foundational skills, you’ll cover courses from an Introduction to Medical Terminology to a Clinical Procedures lab to build your knowledge in the field.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
  • Medical Billing and Health Insurance
  • Body Systems and Medical Terminology
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Pathology and Pharmacology
  • Medical Coding
  • Clinical Procedures Theory
  • Clinical Procedures Lab
  • Externship

Medical Billing and Coding

Take the first step toward a career in the fast-growing health care field of Medical Billing and Coding with Penn Foster. This online program is designed to help you prepare to sit for the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. The Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review covers practice exams, with a final modeled after the CPC exam, providing career and certification preparation.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
  • Medical Billing and Health Insurance
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Body Systems and Medical Terminology
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Pathology and Pharmacology
  • Medical Coding
  • Billing and Coding Professional Certification Exam Review

Pharmacy Technician

Take the first step toward a career as a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) with Penn Foster. This program will help you prepare for the PTCE and ExCPT certification exams. Study anytime, anywhere, around your schedule to gain fundamental skills to begin on your path toward working in pharmacies, healthcare facilities, and more!

PROGRAM DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Pharmacy Technician Orientation
  • Career Readiness
  • Pharmacology, Drug Class, and Body Systems
  • Pharmacy Practice Law and Regulations
  • Math Calculations for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Sterile and Nonsterile Compounding
  • Pharmacy Management and Operations
  • Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement
  • Pharmacy Management Software

What is Penn Foster?

For over 125 years, Penn Foster's mission has been to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and credentials that can help them work toward their goals of advancing in their chosen field, starting a new career, or pursuing lifelong learning. Offered entirely online, Penn Foster's programs are designed to work for you - giving you the freedom to learn on your own time and on your own terms.

What is CSW?

Constituent Services Worldwide (CSW) is a multi-faceted Public Benefit Corporation designed to be a catalyst for government initiatives. In part, CSW partners with organizations like Penn Foster to offer in-house training programs that are primarily grant-funded and lead certifications for populations that are unemployed, underemployed or seeking professional development.

How do I enroll in a program?

Once you've decided which program you'd like to enroll in, you can visit your local employment services or human services office. There, a representative can help you enroll in the program of your choice. You can also get the enrollment process started over the phone at (888) 550-6259.

How do I access my online program?

Once you've been enrolled in a program, you will get an automatic email sent to you, which will help walk you through the setup process and gain access to your learner portal. From there, you will have access to all of the course material and can begin learning immediately!

What does it cost to enroll?

Simple answer - nothing! These programs are being offered at absolutely no cost to you.

What are the benefits of Penn Foster's online learning platform?

Penn Foster’s online learning platform provides the following benefits to students:

  • Mobile-friendly solution for on-the-go learning
  • Self-paced programs allow students to learn at a comfortable speed
  • Academic and motivational support along the way to help students achieve success

Where can I reach out for support questions?

For all support related inquiries, you can either send an email to clientsupport@pennfoster.edu or call (800) 827-1845, and someone will be happy to assist you!