Program Goals and Outcomes

Foundation skills for technology goals and outcomes

The online Foundation Skills in Technology Undergraduate Certificate can help students to build the foundational tech, math, and science skills that can be applied to a degree in technology or engineering. Upon completing the program, you'll have earned college credits that can be transferred to one of Penn Foster's technology degree programs.

Foundation Skills for Technology

Undergrad. Cert. 12-16 mo As low as $59/mo
1-800-471-3232 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

To provide foundational knowledge and courses that meet the general education requirements of Penn Foster’s technology degree programs.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Identify work habits and characteristics demonstrated by successful technicians, including the codes and standards that technicians must know
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills by solving math problems using knowledge of the metric system, mathematical formulas, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate proficient computer and information literacy skills and understand how to use the internet, library resources, and search engines, as well as word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Explain the process for reading technical and construction drawings, blueprints, and computer-aided designs
  • Discuss the principles that define and govern the physical universe in the areas of chemistry, physics, as well as earth and space sciences

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