Through Penn Foster College, students are able to earn a certificate without having to leave their home. The Undergraduate Certificate in Foundation Skills for Technology program allows students to earn 15 credits through online completion.
Students learn print reading, dimensioning, interpretation of symbols, and the role of computer-aided drawing in modern technology. By learning basic computer skills, students are able to successfully use search engines, online resources, and applications in word processing. Basic math functions are necessary for employment in technology. Students are taught an introduction to algebra, the metric system, applied geometry and some trigonometry.
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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