The Engineering Technology Program can help students take the first steps toward working at manufacturing plants, laboratories, construction companies, or engineering firms. Here are a few qualities that effective engineering technicians have in common:
- Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
- Cooperative: You are pleasant, receptive, and work well with others.
- Honest: Engineering requires integrity and a good sense of ethics.
- Persistent: Your job requires focus and determination in the face of obstacles.
I have recently been hired at a new job. I am currently in my second semester and Penn Foster College is THE BEST online college for those of us who have full-time jobs and shift workers, because Penn Foster gives us the flexibility to study at our own convenience, at our own pace, and WITHOUT deadlines. And the cost is VERY inexpensive for a two-year Associate Degree.
- Todd L., Engineering Technology student
Having a degree will increase my chances of being put at the top of the promotion list. I suggest Penn Foster programs all of the time to my coworkers. I am in the military, and Penn Foster is a very military-friendly school. I got all of my materials shipped to me while I was overseas for deployment.
- Amy G., Penn Foster College graduate
After earning my degree I received a pay increase and a promotion to a supervisor position. The instructors are superb, helpful, and are there with you every step of the way. Also, the student services representatives are courteous and understanding; they are there to answer any questions you may have. After each assignment I completed, the staff of Penn Foster always had encouraging statements that helped me to stay on course. Congrats to Penn Foster College on being the best and bringing the best out of me.
- Shawn C., Penn Foster College graduate
Is there a difference between the Engineering Technology Associate Degree Program and the previously offered Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Programs at Penn Foster College?
The Penn Foster College Engineering Technology Program incorporates mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering principles.
What is the resident lab that Penn Foster College includes in its Engineering Technology Associate Degree Program?
Students enrolled in the Construction Technology, Engineering Technology, and Industrial Electronics and Electrical Maintenance Technology Associate Degree Programs are required to complete a 3-credit resident lab course. The resident laboratory training is two weeks long at the Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg Campus in Middletown, Pennsylvania. However, you may be able to take this training at a college or university near your home. Additionally, you may be exempt from having to complete the resident lab if you have previous experience in your field of study. At your request, Penn Foster College will conduct a review of life/work experience to determine if you are exempt. Your advisor will work closely with you to coordinate this part of your degree program, which will occur in Semester 4.
Will my Penn Foster College credits transfer to other schools?
Penn Foster College credits have been accepted for transfer into many colleges across the country. Students should check with a specific college to see if they accept our credits, as credit transfer can vary depending on the school. Also, the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits. For more information on transferring credits, click here.
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