Be a part of designing and manufacturing the latest, cutting-edge tools and technologies that people use everyday. The A.S. Degree in Manufacturing Program provides in-depth training of industrial processes to help you prepare to work as an engineering or production technician. Increase your earning potential with our flexible program and begin your manufacturing career journey.
Why Study Manufacturing?
Your path to a rewarding career in the manufacturing field is becoming clearer. Employers are looking for candidates with an associate degree in manufacturing to help design, develop, test, and produce parts or products; earning the average salary for a full-time worker in this role nearly $57,000 a year.¹ With new positions and titles being created, industry experts project a continued high volume of job-openings through 2026.²
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
At only $79 per credit, and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit college into your budget.
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors and coaches through text, phone and email or chat with fellow classmates online.
Prepare for in-demand careers
You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to move toward success along a new or existing career path.
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
Personalized Goal Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
Your tuition includes access to instructors and teaching assistants, all of your textbooks, unlimited career support and even a personal Success Coach!
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Manufacturing Course Details
The Penn Foster College Manufacturing Associate Degree Program combines mechanical engineering technologies, safety principles, and quality management to educate you with a range of industry knowledge. In this 60-credit online program, you'll study topics such as AutoCAD®, machining technology, tool design, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and lean manufacturing with electives like industrial plastics, fluid power, programmable logic controllers, and more.
With this degree, I would be more eligible for a promotion to the next level within my organization. In addition, completing a degree program is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I have always started, but never completed. Between my work and own personal drive I have been able to complete my goals.
¹ 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Manufacturing Sector, on the Internet here. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
² 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, on the Internet here. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.