The Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance Technology program consists of four semesters of coursework. Students begin their program by learning the computer skills that will be needed, such as word processing, file management, digital electronics, and using online resources and search engines.
Students receive essential training in their visual communication skills useful for completing and reading technical drawings. Part of the Introduction to Technical Drawings course includes learning dimensions, print reading, tolerancing, and interpretation of symbols and abbreviation. Students study the nature of electricity by being trained in AC currents, electrical circuits, electric cells and batteries, and electrical language. With computer-aided design and drafting systems, students are able to learn data exchange, annotating drawings, file and entity creation, and output methods.
Through Penn Foster College, students in this program should learn electronic process controls, and electronic measurements. During semesters three and four, students will choose from a list of approved electives to complete. Elective categories students must choose from include: technical, social science, and arts and humanities.
By completing Penn Foster College’s Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance Technology program, students are suited for a career maintaining electrical equipment, troubleshooting, or assisting in design.
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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.