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The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Correspondence Courses

What is a Diploma Program?
A diploma is a series of courses which will ultimately give you the amount of courses which will put you into a good position to obtain a job in your field of study.  All Diploma Programs are reviewed and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education -  State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

What is a Certificate Course?
A certificate course is an individual course which is to enhance your knowledge. Generally, one or two courses will not lead to employment, but may be very beneficial to enhance your overall knowledge or experience. Certificate Courses are NOT reviewed NOR approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education -  State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

What are Lessons?
A lesson is one or more chapters from the textbook, grouped together and termed a "lesson".

Is your school licensed?
Yes, the Educational Correspondence Training School is a licensed the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

How do the classes take place?
Wherever you are: at home, at work, on the road - anywhere you can read the assignments - you can conduct your studies. You receive a textbook and course study guide. You will read the assigned lessons, then take the appropriate test. These are all open book tests. We grade the test and return your scores to you. In the meantime, you have been reading the next series of chapters and taking those tests, and so on. You will have all of the tests up front, so you can complete the assignments without a delay.

Do correspondence courses have instructors?
Yes, just like a traditional course, your course has an instructor. He or she develops the curriculum, conducts the class assignments, answers questions, administers the tests, and assigns grades.