High School Diploma - Information Technology

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If you enjoy working with computers and are seeking to earn your high school diploma, the Penn Foster High School Diploma with an Information Technology Concentration may be right for you. Learn more about the Penn Foster High School Diploma with an Information Technology Concentration Program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

This study-at-home program offered by Penn Foster can be completed at your own pace. In the Penn Foster High School Diploma in Information Technology Concentration Program you have the opportunity to develop skills in reading, English, and math. You can also study physical and earth sciences, biology, American and world history, human relations, and many more subjects. Information technology coursework introduces you to computer hardware and software systems, database applications, programming languages, HTML coding, and advanced software applications in word processing, presentation design, and spreadsheets. Your program at Penn Foster includes all required textbooks and learning materials.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you'd like to enroll in the Penn Foster High School Diploma in Information Technology Concentration Program, you should have some basic computer experience. Also, you should check with your local school district for home school requirements before enrolling; you will be considered truant if you do not comply with them. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

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What are the Course Requirements?

The Penn Foster High School Diploma in Information Technology Concentration Program consists of 21.5 credits. You may transfer up to 16 credits from an accredited high school, but you must complete at least 5.5 credits at Penn Foster. You will need a Microsoft® Windows®-compatible PC or Apple® Mac®, an email account and high-speed Internet to complete your program.

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

Information Technology

  • Computer Applications
  • Advanced PC Applications
  • Introduction to Programming
  • HTML Coding
  • Introduction to Database Technology

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

After earning the Penn Foster School High School Diploma in Information Technology Concentration, you may be able to find entry-level opportunities at retail stores, web design firms, hosting companies, or IT departments. Depending on your personal talents and strengths, you could compete for positions such as:

  • Web design assistant
  • Assistant programmer
  • Administrative assistant
  • Customer service representative
  • Retail sales associate, computer store

Advanced Degrees

The Penn Foster High School Diploma in Information Technology Concentration Program can be a good start towards earning a related vocational diploma. However, if you would like to prepare for more challenging career opportunities after completing the program, you should consider earing an IT-related associate or bachelor's degree. Just a few possible degree programs you may wish to pursue could include:

  • Associate in Computer Information Systems
  • Associate in PC Maintenance Technology
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