High School with an Electrical Pathway
Penn Foster

Program Details

Penn Foster Career School offers interested students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma with an electrical concentration. The High School Diploma with Building Technology Concentration in Electrical prepares individuals for jobs in the electrical field. If students choose to continue their education after completing this diploma, the electrical electives may also transfer to the Residential Electrician Career Diploma, offered through Penn Foster. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, electrician jobs are to increase by 23 percent within the next few years. If students are curious as to how many of their previously earned credits will transfer into the high school diploma, Penn Foster offers a transcript review service free of charge.

The program consists 21.5 credit hours needed for completion. Some of the courses include General Math I and 2, Earth Science, and Reading Skills. Each of the five electives covers electric skills and practices. Some of the objectives may include learning electrical components, interpreting diagrams and blueprints, and climate control through heating and lighting. Students will begin by understanding how to safely and properly use the tools. Individuals in the program will study how to install control devices such as automatic switches, hand-operated switches, and remote controlled switches. Students will be taught Ohm’s law, which can be used to calculate the current, voltage, and resistance in circuits. The final elective courses, Electrical 5, educates students on the National Electrical Code, and well as the code requirements for health care facilities, single and multiple family homes, and commercial classifications.


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.