Students can complete a Certificate in Automotive Transmission Essentials through Penn Foster Career School. Students in the program complete courses in manual transmissions and automatic transmissions.
Students receive an introduction to manual transmissions, four-wheel-drive, drive shafts, clutches, and drivetrain electrical systems. The second course, Automatic Transmissions, includes an introduction to automatic transmissions, gears and hydraulic systems, and common and electronic automatic transmissions.
Prospective students may apply through Penn Foster Career School’s website. Students fill out an application online to enroll in Penn Foster’s Automatic Transmission Essentials Certificate program. As soon as the student’s enrollment forms are processed, study materials are sent to the student and they are ready to begin. At the end of each lesson is an exam, which students must receive a passing grade on to be given the course materials for the next lesson.
Prospective students interested in the Automotive Transmission Essentials Certificate should have work-related or an educational background in automotive repair.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set 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 Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score