Penn Foster High School

High School Diploma: Concentration in Building Technology - Electrical

Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with an Electrical Career Pathway Program gives students the opportunity to learn about electrical work in addition to core areas like English, history, science, and math. Learn more about the High School Diploma with an Electrical Career Pathway at Penn Foster High School here.

Official Program Name:

High School Diploma with an Electrical Career Pathway

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster High School

Program Level:

High School Diploma

Program Description:

To earn the High School Diploma with an Electrical Career Pathway from Penn Foster High School, students must complete 21.5 credits. This program includes 17 instruction sets designed to teach human relations, reading skills, basic and practical English, general and consumer math, fitness and nutrition, American and world history, Earth science, civics, written communication, biology, physical science, and literature. Electrical concentration courses give students the opportunity to learn about apprentice electrician practices, electrical components, conductors, writing, lighting, heating and climate control, diagram interpretation, and the National Electrical Code. Following an official transcript review by Penn Foster High School, students might be able to transfer a maximum of 16 credits into this program.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster High School (dependent upon program):

In addition to instructional support, Penn Foster High School provides students in the High School Diploma with an Electrical Career Pathway Program with books, lessons, and study guides.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

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

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a High School Diploma with an Electrical Career Pathway:

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

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Orientation
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Human Relations
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Reading Skills
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Basic English
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Practical English
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Written Communication
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Literature
  • Instruction Set 8
    • General Math
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Consumer Math
  • Instruction Set 10
    • General Math 2
  • Instruction Set 11
    • Earth Science
  • Instruction Set 12
    • Biology
  • Instruction Set 13
    • Physical Science
  • Instruction Set 14
    • American History
  • Instruction Set 15
    • Civics
  • Instruction Set 16
    • World Geography
  • Instruction Set 17
    • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Electives for the High School with Electrical Concentration
    • Electrical 1: Practices for the Apprentice Electrician
    • Electrical 2: Electrical Components, Conductors, and Wiring
    • Electrical 3: Lighting, Heating, and Climate Control
    • Electrical 4: Blueprint and Schematic Diagram Interpretation
    • Electrical 5: National Electrical Code

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who earn the High School Diploma with an Electrical Career Pathway from Penn Foster High School might be interested in pursuing an associate degree in building or electrical technology*. This could increase their maintenance or electrical knowledge and possibly prepare them for advancement in the building technology and electrical fields.

Associate degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Associate in Architectural Building Engineering Technology
  • Associate in Electrical Technology in Applied Electrical Technology
  • Associate of Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Associate of Building Maintenance Technology
  • Associate in Building Technology

*If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you complete coursework with Penn Foster High School, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Career Paths:

After completing Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with an Electrical Career Pathway Program, students could begin their career path in the building technology field. While helping to maintain buildings, their work might include handling repairs or doing electrical work.

Positions students might be interested in include:

  • Building maintenance mechanic
  • Building maintenance technician
  • Building maintenance worker
  • Electrician
  • Journeyman electrician
  • Maintenance and repair worker
  • Maintenance electrician

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