High School Diploma - Health Care

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If you're considering a career in health care and need to complete your high school diploma, you may be interested in the Penn Foster High School Diploma with a Health-Care Concentration program at Penn Foster. Discover more about the Penn Foster High School Diploma with a Health-Care Concentration program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Penn Foster High School Diploma with a Health-Care Concentration is a study-at-home program that can be completed at your own pace. The program includes coursework in English, literature, reading, earth science, physical science, math, and history. You will also take coursework in body systems and the corresponding medical terminology, office procedures for the medical setting, and confidentiality, law, and ethics for allied health. You will receive all required learning materials, which you may keep, from Penn Foster at no additional charge.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before applying to the Penn Foster High School Diploma with a Health-Care Concentration Program, you should check with your local school district for home school requirements; you will be considered truant if you do not meet them.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To earn the Penn Foster High School Diploma with a Health -Care Concentration, you must complete 21.5 credits, which includes five health-care credits. You may be able to transfer up to 16 credits, but a minimum of 5.5 credits must be completed at Penn Foster. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®- compatible PC or Apple® Mac® and high-speed Internet to complete your program.

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English and Reading

  • Reading
  • Basic English
  • Practical English
  • Written Communication
  • Literature

Social Sciences

  • Human Relations
  • American History
  • Civics
  • World History

Mathematics

  • General Math
  • Consumer Math

Sciences

  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Physical Science

Health Care

  • Office Procedures
  • Law and Ethics in Allied Health
  • Body Systems/Terminology 1
  • Body Systems/Terminology 2
  • Confidentiality in Allied Health

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Penn Foster High School Diploma with a Health-Care Concentration Program, you could be prepared to pursue entry-level positions within a medical office. You may be responsible for answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, and managing files. Positions you may be interested in could include:

  • Receptionist
  • Administrative assistant
  • File clerk

Advanced Degrees

The Penn Foster High School Diploma with a Health-Care Concentration Program can get you started toward earning a vocational diploma in Medical Office Assisting, Medical Transcription, or Medical Coding and Billing at Penn Foster. As a graduate of the program, you may also consider earning an associate degree or bachelor's degree in the field of health care. There are a wide range of degree programs you could choose from, based on your professional goals. Some examples include:

  • Associate in Health Care Management
  • Associate in Medical Assistant
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