The Construction Technology Associate Degree program offered by Penn Foster College allows students to earn a degree from home. Covering construction material and methods, planning and control, technical drawings, and green building practices, students learn the essential fundamentals of construction technology. Students begin the four-semester learning program by receiving an introduction to the development of engineering technology and technical mathematics.
For a future in construction technology, students need to have foundational skills in math. Students review basic math functions, algebra, applied geometry, and practical applications of trigonometry. In learning the necessary skills for construction technology, students receive training in essential computer and visual communication techniques and foundational writing skills for success in the technology program.
Appropriate arts and humanities electives include Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, and Introduction to Literature. Students must choose one of these to complete. Garnering more specialized information, students take Construction Materials and Methods, gaining knowledge of material properties and applications in construction.
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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
- Some programs may require 15 credits of general education prior to enrollment.