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Career Diploma - Virtual Assistant

Students who enroll in Penn Foster's Virtual Assistant Career Diploma program have the opportunity to learn how to start their own businesses and have successful virtual assistant careers. Read on to learn more about Penn Foster's Virtual Assistant Career Diploma program.

Official Program Name:

Virtual Assistant Career Diploma

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster's Virtual Assistant Career diploma program is designed to train students in order for them to have a successful career as an online assistant. This program focuses on how to start a business, as well as helping students in key areas of virtual assistant work. These areas include web writing, management skills, creating presentations, communication classes, and much more. With this program, a student is intended to gain business knowledge and learn how to obtain work to have an effective career. Many people see virtual assistants as the way of the future and this diploma could help students increase their productivity and confidence as they enter this field.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School

For this program, Penn Foster supplies easy-to-access lessons online, digital flashcards and discussion boards. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

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

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. Complete the form to the right to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Required Courses for a Virtual Assistant Career Diploma

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

  • Orientation to Virtual Assistant
  • Starting a Virtual Assistant Business
  • Written Communication and Presentations
  • Using Social Media and Web Tools
  • Managing Time and Clients
  • Working as a Contractor

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Penn Foster Virtual Assistant career diploma is designed to prepare students to build a career as a virtual assistant. Students have the opportunity to start a business or find work in their desired niche after completing this program. Most virtual assistants have the opportunity to work from home for various employers.

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