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Engineering Technology - AS Degree

Program Details

The Engineering Technology program offered through Penn Foster College trains students for a career dealing with engineering, mechanics, and control technology.

The Engineering Technology program consists of four semesters worth of coursework to be completed independently on the student’s own schedule. This program equips students for the necessary work required to earn an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology. To learn the basics, students begin by completing writing, drawing, math, and computer courses. The second semester moves toward more specialized courses of drafting and design systems, and theory of terminology of electronics. Later, students become knowledgeable on the mechanics of engineering, and the operation of hydraulic and power systems.

Students are taught the essentials of control systems and how to design analog and digital systems. AutoCAD® applications provide students with the knowledge of engineering technology. Technical electives include courses such as Mechanical Design, Programmable Logic Controllers, and Materials Management. Students are expected to choose two of the specified courses to accompany their degree program.

In a series of comprehensive experiments, students finish practical laboratory training, learning how data is prepared and the guidelines for reporting lab work. By completing Penn Foster College’s Engineering Technology program, students are ready to begin their path towards a career in engineering firms, laboratories, and construction companies.


  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment

Accreditation & Licensing

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 College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.