Students have the opportunity to improve skills in mechanics and maintenance through Penn Foster’s Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance program. This program teaches students relevant aspects including Diesel Engine Fundamentals, Fuel Injection Systems, and Transmissions, as well as others. Students begin the diploma program by studying engine fundamentals, moving on to truck and bus suspension and braking systems. Students in the program gain skills in systems such as ignition, exhaust, and cooling. Students also practice troubleshooting and failure analysis.
Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance requires students to complete 10 Instruction Sets to fulfill the diploma program. Interested students are encouraged to apply for the online program through the Penn Foster College website. After the student’s enrollment forms are processed and accepted, they may begin the course curriculum. The specialized courses are sent to the student to complete online.
Students with training in mechanics and maintenance have previously found employment in repair shops, as well as starting their own mechanic or maintenance business.
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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.