Penn Foster High School

High School Diploma: Concentration in Information Technology

Students who wish to earn their high school diploma while preparing for a career in information technology or computer science should consider the High School Diploma with a concentration in Information Technology Program at Penn Foster High School. Discover more about the High School Diploma with a concentration in Information Technology Program here.

Official Program Name:

High School Diploma with a concentration in Information Technology

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster High School

Program Level:

High School Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a concentration in Information Technology is a self-paced program students can complete from home and includes 22 instruction sets. The program begins with general education coursework in English, math, history, and the sciences. Then the program introduces students to computer hardware and software, basic computer applications, and the Internet. As the program progresses, students can learn about basic programming languages, HTML for creating web pages, database technology, Structured Query Language (SQL), and database administration. Penn Foster High School provides all required textbooks and learning materials, which students can keep after they complete the program.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% interest, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a High School Diploma with a Concentration in Information Technology Program:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster High School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Orientation
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Human Relations
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Reading Skills
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Basic English
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Practical English
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Written Communication
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Literature
  • Instruction Set 8
    • General Math
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Consumer Math
  • Instruction Set 10
    • General Math 2
  • Instruction Set 11
    • Earth Science
  • Instruction Set 12
    • Biology
  • Instruction Set 13
    • Physical Science
  • Instruction Set 14
    • American History
  • Instruction Set 15
    • Civics
  • Instruction Set 16
    • World Geography
  • Instruction Set 17
    • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Instruction Set 18
    • Computer Applications
  • Instruction Set 19
    • Advanced PC Applications
  • Instruction Set 20
    • Introduction to Programming
  • Instruction Set 21
    • HTML Coding
  • Instruction Set 22
    • Introduction to Database Technology

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who successfully complete the High School Diploma with a concentration in Information Technology Program may be able to pursue an information technology-related associate degree*. Earning an associate's degree can offer students the opportunity to focus their training according to their professional goals and prepare them for increased responsibilities in the workplace. Students may be interested in degree programs such as:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology
  • Associate of Science in Web Design
  • Associate of Science in Computer Science

*If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you complete coursework with Penn Foster High School, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Career Paths:

The High School Diploma with a concentration in Information Technology Program can help students take the first step towards entry-level opportunities related to information technology. Graduates of the program may be able to begin their career path at computer or electronic stores answering customers' questions and handling sales transactions. Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Sales associate
  • Cashier
  • Customer service representative