The Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance Technology program consists of four semesters of coursework. Students begin their program by learning the computer skills that will be needed, such as word processing, file management, digital electronics, and using online resources and search engines.
Students receive essential training in their visual communication skills useful for completing and reading technical drawings. Part of the Introduction to Technical Drawings course includes learning dimensions, print reading, tolerancing, and interpretation of symbols and abbreviation. Students study the nature of electricity by being trained in AC currents, electrical circuits, electric cells and batteries, and electrical language. With computer-aided design and drafting systems, students are able to learn data exchange, annotating drawings, file and entity creation, and output methods.
Through Penn Foster College, students in this program should learn electronic process controls, and electronic measurements. During semesters three and four, students will choose from a list of approved electives to complete. Elective categories students must choose from include: technical, social science, and arts and humanities.
By completing Penn Foster College's Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance Technology program, students are suited for a career maintaining electrical equipment, troubleshooting, or assisting in design.
- 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.