Penn Foster Career School

Career Diploma: Home Remodeling and Repair

Penn Foster Career School's Home Remodeling and Repair Career Diploma Program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to home renovations. Read more about the home Remodeling and Repair Career Diploma here.

Official Program Name:

Home Remodeling and Repair

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's Home Remodeling and Repair Career Diploma Program gives enrolled students the opportunity to learn renovation skills in 10 instruction modules. The program is designed to prepare students to take on a renovation project from start to finish, starting with the initial assessment of the property and preparing an estimate, to choosing proper materials, to the actual renovation process. The curriculum covers specific projects like kitchens and bathrooms, and concludes with a course on the business of remodeling.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School

Penn Foster supplies all of the materials students need, including books, lessons, and learning aids.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Home Remodeling and Repair Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Learning Strategies
    • Introduction to Home Remodeling
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Home Renovation
    • Practical Exercise
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Building Materials and Fasteners
    • Tools and Scaffolds
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Understanding Construction Drawings
    • Site Preparation, Building Layout, and Foundations
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Floor, Wall, and Stair Framing
    • Roof Framing
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Cornices and Roofing
    • Windows, Doors, and Siding
    • Insulation and Drywall Installation
    • Interior Finish
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Wiring
    • Plumbing and Heating
    • Kitchen Cabinets, Appliances, Fixtures, and Design
    • Bathroom Cabinets, Fixtures, and Design
    • Drawing Plans, Estimates, and Contracts
    • Practical Exercise
  • Instruction Set 8
    • Project: Remodeling a Basement
    • Project: Remodeling a Bathroom
    • Project: Remodeling a Kitchen
    • Practical Exercise
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Building an Addition with a Kitchen, Part 1
    • Building an Addition with a Kitchen, Part 2
    • Building an Addition with a Kitchen, Part 3
    • Building an Addition with a Kitchen, Part 4
    • Practical Exercise
  • Instruction Set 10
    • Building an Addition with a Kitchen, Part 5
    • Building an Addition with a Kitchen, Part 6
    • Building an Addition with a Kitchen, Part 7
    • The Business of Home Remodeling
    • Practical Exercise

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the Penn Foster Home Remodeling and Repair Career Diploma Program may wish to further their training by pursuing an apprenticeship with a contractor or earning a degree. Hands-on training is key to developing skills in the trades; earning a degree may present further opportunities for career advancement.

Degree possibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Associate of Science in Carpentry Technology
  • Associate of Arts in Interior Design
  • Associate of Arts in Cabinetry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

Career Paths:

Contractors are required to carry liability insurance and must be licensed in many states. Entry-level workers may be best served by seeking employment with an established company while they gain experience in the field of home improvement.

Entry-level positions that graduates might pursue include:

  • Carpenter's helper
  • Contractor's apprentice
  • Handyman
  • Building super
  • Sales person at home improvement store