At Penn Foster Career School, students have the opportunity to gain skills to become an electronics technician. In the Electronics Technician diploma program, students study topics such as electronics hardware, modulation and detection circuits, transformers, reactance, and oscillator and feedback waveforms. Students are able to learn the trade of an electronics technician without the use of a classroom. This entirely online program consists of 14 Instruction Sets that students complete when and where it is convenient for them.
Prospective students may complete an online application on the Penn Foster website. After the student is accepted into the program, and the enrollment forms have been processed, the student is sent the first Instruction Set and may begin.
Graduates who have completed the Electronics Technician Diploma program have found employment working as a service technician or in electronic service businesses.
Students begin by learning basic measuring instruments, circuit analysis, and switches. They move on magnetism, electromagnetism, capacitors, and components of semiconductors. In the latter course of the program, students study applications of resonant circuits, amplifiers, pulse generators, and troubleshooting linear and digital IC systems.
This program requires a minimum of 8th grade education.
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.