Engineering Technology

Associate Degree

Career Outlook

Your New Career
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth of over 25,000 new jobs for Engineering Technicians between the years 2008 and 2018.* Opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate degree or other postsecondary training in engineering technology.

  • Earn your Associate Degree in Engineering Technology at home in as little as 14 months, with appropriate transfer credit, by studying just an hour a day for your new career.
  • No experience necessary. The Associate Degree Program in Engineering  Technology is designed so even beginners can learn quickly.
  • Gain the skill necessary to assist engineers and scientists in research and development.
  • Work in quality control, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, or collecting data.

Your New Skills
Whether you want to start a new career in mechanical engineering or industrial engineering, you will learn the skills you need.

  • You’ll learn engineering mechanics, AutoCAD,® electrical-electronics theory, electro/mechanical control technology, and much more.
  • Depending on what area you’d like to specialize, you can choose from a range of valuable electives such as: industrial safety, mechanical design, tool design, and industrial plastics.



† Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you earn your degree from Penn Foster, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.