The Construction Technology Associate Degree program offered by Penn Foster College allows students to earn a degree from home. Covering construction material and methods, planning and control, technical drawings, and green building practices, students learn the essential fundamentals of construction technology. Students begin the four-semester learning program by receiving an introduction to the development of engineering technology and technical mathematics.
For a future in construction technology, students need to have foundational skills in math. Students review basic math functions, algebra, applied geometry, and practical applications of trigonometry. In learning the necessary skills for construction technology, students receive training in essential computer and visual communication techniques and foundational writing skills for success in the technology program.
Appropriate arts and humanities electives include Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, and Introduction to Literature. Students must choose one of these to complete. Garnering more specialized information, students take Construction Materials and Methods, gaining knowledge of material properties and applications in construction.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which 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.