Home Remodeling and Repair

Home Repair Classes

If you're interested in construction and home improvement work, Penn Foster's online Home Remodeling and Repair Career Diploma may be the perfect option for you. With flexible courses and no exam due dates, you can earn your diploma on your schedule, from home. 

  • Penn Foster's home repair classes cover a range of home improvement services - from basic blueprint layouts and framework to advanced techniques such as tiling and cabinetry.
  • Can prepare students for entry-level remodeling jobs in a variety of settings such as home remodeling companies, home manufacturers, and more.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
Self Paced

Save up to $190 Ends 5/29/2024

Cost of Program


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$59/month, Start for as low as $20

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two people remodeling a home kitchen.

What You Will Learn

  1. How to discuss licensing requirements, local building codes, and the need for inspections.
  2. How to draw and follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients and homeowners.
  3. How to understand procedures for installing structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding.
  4. How to understand procedures for measuring, cutting, and shaping wood, plastic, and other materials.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Home Remodeling Career Outcomes

Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers





Penn Foster's online Home Remodeling classes are designed with job-readiness in mind. Learn the skills you need while preparing to get started on your career path as a professional home remodeler, or to advance your current career.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program.  See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Home Remodeling and Repair Curriculum

  • 35 Exams
  • 10 Courses
  • 48.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 8 months
  • Average time = 10 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

In our online Home Repair classes, you'll learn the skills and get the comprehensive home renovation training required to pursue a career in this field. Your courses include:

  • Orientation to Home Remodeling
  • Evaluating Houses
  • Building Materials
  • Site Preparation, Building Layout, and Foundations
  • Framing
  • Roofing and Finishing

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Home Remodeling Student Success Stories

Penn Foster’s Home Remodeling and Repair classes are a great first step towards a career in the skilled trades or home remodeling industry. This program has helped other graduates find new jobs and pursue a home remodeling career. Learn more about their experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Ricki F.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2023

“I was able to work and take the courses at my own pace without feeling rushed. It worked very well with my schedule.”

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Home Repair Program Tuition

Our online Home Remodeling and Repair Career Diploma tuition is designed to fit your budget. With affordable payment plan options, you can get started today!

Option 1: Pay in full

Save up to $190 Ends 5/29/2024

Cost of Program


$1,089 Save $190

  • Best price. Best value.
  • Pay the full cost today
  • No monthly payments
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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

Cost of Program


  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $20 down
  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

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  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $39 down
  • Mail your payments
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Our Proven Skilled Trades Learning Model

Empowering you to reach your goals


  • Start anytime 
  • Self-paced schedule 
  • Payment plans 


  • Video and whiteboard animations 
  • Digital study guides 
  • Live support 


  • Dedicated Learner Center
  • Peer support 
  • Vibrant student community 


  • Expert faculty 
  • Dedicated student services 
  • Robust learning resources

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Home Repair Classes FAQs

Where can I get a job as a home remodeler?

Many professional home remodelers start working as independent contractors, meaning you can work with clients and other homeowners on your own terms, completing home renovation and remodeling projects for clients. Other graduates of this program might get started by working for an established home remodeling professional doing more hands-on work as they get started in the industry before moving on to start their own remodeling business.

What is the average salary for someone working as a home remodeler?

According to national averages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for someone working in home remodeling, including drywallers, was $51,160 per year in 2022.* Salary can vary based on education, certifications, work experience, and more.

What is the career outlook for someone working in the home remodeling industry?

As more homeowners and business owners look to make improvements on their current properties, the opportunities for those who are skilled in remodeling and drywall can be expected to remain steady.

What will I learn in the home repair classes?

Penn Foster's online home improvement classes cover how to provide home repair services, from basic blueprint layouts and basic carpentry to advanced techniques such as tiling and cabinetry.