Penn Foster | ABC of Wisconsin

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  • 24/7 online access to training
  • Foundational pathways for new employees and apprenticeship applicants
  • Continuing education for existing employees and apprentices

ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship and Training Trust has partnered with Penn Foster, a leading provider of online skills training and education programs, to offer both foundational career development and continuing education & training courses for anyone interested in building their career in the construction industry.

All courses are online and self-paced. Additional courses will be added throughout the year. Enroll today to take advantage of these introductory prices!

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All Programs

Foundation Pathways

Accuplacer Exam Preparation Track 1

Designed for ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship applicants to take the Accuplacer with confidence. Track 1 is designed for the following trades: Carpentry, Construction, Electrical, Sprinkler Fitting, and Steamfitting.

Course Details

Price: $39

Topics Covered:

  • Whole Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Measurement
  • Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  • The Printed Word
  • Main Ideas
  • Interpreting What You Read

Accuplacer Exam Preparation Track 2

Designed for ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship applicants to take the Accuplacer with confidence. Track 2 is designed for the following trades: HVAC, Plumbing, and Sheet Metal.

Course Details

Price: $39

Topics Covered:

  • Whole Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Measurement
  • Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  • Important Operations
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Graphing
  • Exponents and Roots
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Algebraic Fractions
  • The Printed Word
  • Main Ideas
  • Interpreting What You Read

Algebra

A study of basic operations with signed numbers, monomials, and polynomials. Also includes formulas, equations, inequalities, graphing, exponents, roots, quadratic equations, and algebraic fractions. Meets requirements of applicants to the ABC of Wisconsin Electrical and Steamfitting apprenticeship programs.

Course Details

Price: $125

Courses:

  • Important operations
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Graphing
  • Exponents and roots
  • Quadratic equations
  • Algebraic fractions
  • Functions, ratios, proportions, and logarithms
  • Variation, progression and theorems
  • Inequalities, permutations and probability

Career Readiness Bootcamp

Designed to keep you moving forward, this fun and engaging curriculum makes learning easy. See what's ahead and discover how every step through the course adds to your workplace talent. Learn the soft skills employers demand to help increase job retention, employee relations, advancement opportunities, and stand out from the competition.

Course Details

Price: $149

Topics Covered:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism and Adaptability
  • Respect
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Customer Focus
  • Working with Tools and Technology

Construction Industry Essentials

Construction contractors throughout the country are facing a severe skilled worker shortage. There are simply not enough workers at any skill level to staff projects. To make the problem worse, the new generation has grown up without using basic tools or understanding anything about construction. This course consists of topics to provide the knowledge most sought after by employers.

Course Details

Price: $75

Topics Covered:

  • Trades Safety — Getting Started
  • Linear and distance measurement
  • Fractions, percentages, proportions and angles
  • Common Hand Tools (Part I)
  • Common Hand Tools (Part II)
  • Power Cutting Tools

Continuing Education & Training

Mechanical Print Reading

This course teaches mechanical print reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, as well as the different types of drawings and schematics. Completing this program will ensure that the student is prepared for most types of print or schematic concepts.

Course Details

Price: $199

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Print Reading
  • Print-Reading Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Print Reading Applications
  • Building Drawings
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings
  • Piping, Materials, and Parts
  • Sheet Metal Basics
  • Elements of Print Reading, Part 1
  • Elements of Print Reading, Part 2
  • Reading Shop Prints Part 1

2017 NEC® Overview (Part 1) COMING SOON!

This program consists of 3 lessons from the full National Electrical Code® Program. The course does not include the 2017 NEC Codebook. Also, Part 1 and Part 2 do not equal the full NEC course.

Course Details

Price: $149

CEU Credit Value: 6.1*

Topics Covered:

  • Electrical Installation and Branch Circuits
  • Loads, Service, and Overcurrent protection
  • Grounding, Wiring, and Raceway Systems

* Please note that your program has been modified to meet the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services standards for CEU credit. This requirement altered the passing score requirement to 70% to successfully complete the program, which supersedes the minimum passing threshold Penn Foster has indicted within their Student Handbook.

2017 NEC® Overview (Part 2) COMING SOON!

This program consists of 2 lessons from the full National Electrical Code® Program. The course does not include the 2017 NEC Codebook. Also, Part 1 and Part 2 do not equal the full NEC course.

Course Details

Price: $149

CEU Credit Value: 3.8*

Topics Covered:

  • Switching, Cords and Cables, Motors, and Related systems
  • Transformers and Special Locations

* Please note that your program has been modified to meet the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services standards for CEU credit. This requirement altered the passing score requirement to 70% to successfully complete the program, which supersedes the minimum passing threshold Penn Foster has indicted within their Student Handbook.

2017 NEC® Overview (Full Course) COMING SOON!

The National Electrical Code® Certificate Online Program provides a comprehensive overview of the purpose, structure, and technical language of the 2017 National Electrical Code.® This program is great if you are an engineering technician, electrician's assistant, maintenance technician, general contractor, artisan, or technologist looking to broaden your understanding of the 2017 National Electrical Code.®

Course Details

Price: $349 (Includes 2017 NEC® codebook)

CEU Credit Value: 12.7*

Courses:

  • Electrical Installation and branch circuits
  • Loads, service, and overcurrent protection
  • Grounding, wiring, and raceway systems
  • Switching, cords and cables, motors, and related systems
  • Transformers and special locations

* Please note that your program has been modified to meet the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services standards for CEU credit. This requirement altered the passing score requirement to 70% to successfully complete the program, which supersedes the minimum passing threshold Penn Foster has indicted within their Student Handbook.

Electrical Print Reading COMING SOON!

This course teaches electrical print reading as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Completing this program will ensure that the student is prepared for most types of electrical print concepts.

Course Details

Price: $199

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Print Reading
  • Print-Reading Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Print Reading Applications
  • Building Drawings
  • Electrical Drawings and Circuits
  • Electronic Drawings
  • Elements of Print Reading, Part 1
  • Elements of Print Reading, Part 2
  • Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams
  • Electrical Blueprint Reading

General/Carpentry Print Reading COMING SOON!

This course teaches general print reading, ensuring that the student is prepared for most types of general or carpentry print concepts.

Course Details

Price: $129

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Print Reading
  • Print-Reading Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Print Reading Applications
  • Building Drawings
  • Elements of Print Reading, Part 1
  • Elements of Print Reading, Part 2
  • Reading Shop Prints, Part 1
  • Electrical Blueprint Reading
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