Home Remodeling and Repair

Career Diploma 9-13 mo

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.
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Self Paced

Save up to $165 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

$799

$964 Save $165

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$59/month, Start for as low as $1

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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

AVG SALARY*

$48,830/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS*

146,900


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. Click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

 

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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Gabriella M.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2020

"I loved everything about the Penn Foster program. I was able to work at my own pace, there was no rush or deadlines of when assignments had to be due, I was able to call whenever I needed help and was always satisfied."

Home Remodeling and Repair Curriculum

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

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 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 $165 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

$799

$964 Save $165

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  • Pay the full cost today
  • No monthly payments
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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

Save up to $5 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

$959

$964 Save $5

  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $1 down
  • Credit card, PayPal, or ACH from bank account
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

cost of program

$964

  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $39 down
  • Mail your payment using coupon book
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Our Proven Skilled Trades Learning Model

Empowering you to reach your goals

Flexible

  • Start anytime 
  • Self-paced schedule 
  • Payment plans 

Interactive

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

Connected

  • Student Portal Help Center
  • Peer support 
  • Vibrant Student Community 

Supportive

  • 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 $48,830 per year in 2020.* 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 expect 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.

 

Disclaimers:

The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.


Sources:

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed March 8, 2021.



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.