Manufacturing – AS Degree
Penn Foster College

Program Details

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 textbooks in the cost of their tuition.


  • 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 Accreditation and Licenses

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