Through Penn Foster College, students are able to earn a certificate without having to leave their home. The Undergraduate Certificate in Foundation Skills for Technology program allows students to earn 15 credits through online completion.
Students learn print reading, dimensioning, interpretation of symbols, and the role of computer-aided drawing in modern technology. By learning basic computer skills, students are able to successfully use search engines, online resources, and applications in word processing. Basic math functions are necessary for employment in technology. Students are taught an introduction to algebra, the metric system, applied geometry and some trigonometry.
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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