High School with a Plumbing Pathway
Penn Foster

Program Details

Students interested in earning their high school diploma while obtaining a concentration in plumbing may be interested in Penn Foster Career School’s online program. Participants will need to complete a total of 21.5 credit hours, which includes a list of specified plumbing electives. Throughout the High School Diploma with Building Technology Concentration in Plumbing program, students can expect to take Consumer Math, Physical Science, and World Geography to fulfill courses towards their diploma. It is important that students have a computer running Windows XP or Mac OS X or later available to them so they are able to fulfill curriculum requirements.

According to their website, Penn Foster is dedicated to helping students succeed. The program requirements serve as a foundation to provide students with the knowledge they will need for a career in plumbing. In the first plumbing elective, students will be taught about fluid pressures and how to construct scale drawings with a scale or a rule. In the second and third electives, students are expected to design pluming systems, understand square roots in order to solve math involving triangles, and calculate the volume of spheres, cylinders, and cubes. Elective course four educates students on the process of installation of HVAC systems. Participants will continue their learning by studying septic systems, installing faucets, and communication with building inspectors, in the final plumbing elective.


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.