With an online AS in Manufacturing from Penn Foster College, you will be ready to work as an engineering or production technician or take your current position to a new level. You’ll learn the latest technology and tools to use on the floor, including AutoCAD. As an entry-level degree, you will also gain a strong general education which can improve your business writing and communication skills. As a two-year curriculum, Penn Foster College’s AS in Manufacturing is likely to include the following courses:
- Manufacturing Materials & Processes
- Industrial Safety
- Drafting with AutoCAD
- Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GDT)
Penn Foster College offers a unique online delivery system, called PFx. This not only provides access to your classes, but also incorporates an e-reader and progress tracker to help you meet academic goals. This on-the-go bit of technology means you can study anywhere, whenever it fits your schedule, from a laptop, tablet, or even your phone.
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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.