Students have the opportunity to improve skills in mechanics and maintenance through Penn Foster’s Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance program. This program teaches students relevant aspects including Diesel Engine Fundamentals, Fuel Injection Systems, and Transmissions, as well as others. Students begin the diploma program by studying engine fundamentals, moving on to truck and bus suspension and braking systems. Students in the program gain skills in systems such as ignition, exhaust, and cooling. Students also practice troubleshooting and failure analysis.
Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance requires students to complete 10 Instruction Sets to fulfill the diploma program. Interested students are encouraged to apply for the online program through the Penn Foster College website. After the student’s enrollment forms are processed and accepted, they may begin the course curriculum. The specialized courses are sent to the student to complete online.
Students with training in mechanics and maintenance have previously found employment in repair shops, as well as starting their own mechanic or maintenance business.
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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.