Penn Foster Career School Launches Two New Online Career Diploma Programs

Jan 12, 2010, 12:41 ET from Penn Foster, Inc.

SCRANTON, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Foster Career School, one of the oldest and largest online learning institutions in the world, has launched two online Career Diploma programs:

•  Optician

This program trains students to obtain employment as an optician (also referred to as an ophthalmic dispenser). Students are taught the responsibilities of an optician, including choosing frames and lenses for a given prescription and dispensing contact lenses under the supervision of a licensed practitioner (if legally permitted to do so in their state of residence). Additionally, students will be prepared for the National Opticianry Competency Examination (NOCE), which is administered by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO), as well as the Contact Lens Registry Examination (CLRE), which is administered by the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE).

•  Legal Transcriptionist

The Legal Transcription program prepares students to obtain employment as a legal transcriptionist. Students learn the skills required of a professional transcriber including drafting pleadings, discovery documents, and appellate procedures; using legal libraries to perform legal research; and revising completed transcriptions

More information on these programs and the other programs offered by Penn Foster, can be found at

About Penn Foster

Penn Foster College, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster High School are part of Penn Foster, Inc., a global leader in online education. For more than 118 years, Penn Foster has been providing accredited career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades. Nationally and regionally accredited Penn Foster High School ( and Penn Foster Career School ( are headquartered in Scranton, PA, with regional offices in Montreal, Canada. Penn Foster College ( is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

SOURCE Penn Foster, Inc.