Auto Repair Technician Diploma
Penn Foster College

Program Details

Penn Foster College offers students the opportunity to earn a career diploma as an Auto Repair Technician. By completing this online training program, students receive training in auto repair.

Students are trained in fuel, braking, exhaust and electrical systems, computerized engine controls, transmission parts, and repair and rebuilding of automotive engines. By successfully completing this program, students should learn the skills needed to take the first step towards working as an Auto Repair Technician.

The Auto Repair Technician diploma program is comprised of 11 Instruction Sets. These sets provide an overview of automotive systems and tools, engine types, parts and operation. Later in the sets, students learn the braking systems, fuel systems, and electrical systems.

By completing training in Auto Repair from home, students are able to determine their own schedule for studying and completing projects.

Students complete exams at the end of each lesson. After students pass the set, the next lesson may be started. Potential students may apply through Penn Foster College's website by filling out an online application. The student may begin training upon being accepted and after the enrollment forms have been processed.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster College is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.

Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Open Admission