With an online AS in Manufacturing from Penn Foster College, you will be ready to work as an engineering or production technician or take your current position to a new level. You’ll learn the latest technology and tools to use on the floor, including AutoCAD. As an entry-level degree, you will also gain a strong general education which can improve your business writing and communication skills. As a two-year curriculum, Penn Foster College’s AS in Manufacturing is likely to include the following courses:
- Manufacturing Materials & Processes
- Industrial Safety
- Drafting with AutoCAD
- Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GDT)
Penn Foster College offers a unique online delivery system, called PFx. This not only provides access to your classes, but also incorporates an e-reader and progress tracker to help you meet academic goals. This on-the-go bit of technology means you can study anywhere, whenever it fits your schedule, from a laptop, tablet, or even your phone. Also note that Penn Foster College includes digital textbooks in the cost of their tuition.
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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 EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment.