Penn Foster High School

High School Diploma: Automotive Repair Technician Pathway

Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician program helps students to develop basic skills in maintaining and servicing automobiles while earning their high school diploma. Learn more about the High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician Program here.

Official Program Name:

High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster High School

Program Level:

High School Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma program with an Automotive Repair Technician career pathway allows students to start preparing for a career in automotive repair while they are earning their high school diploma. This online, self-paced program is made up of 22 instruction sets, including 17 sets on general education coursework in math, English, history, and the sciences. The automotive-focused sets introduce students to the technology and tools used in this field, as well as safety procedures and the major parts and components of an automobile. Additional concentration courses cover engines, electrical components, HVAC systems, and controls. The five automotive repair technician electives are transferable to Penn Foster Career School's Automotive Repair Technician Career Diploma 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 Automotive Repair Technician 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.

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Required Courses for a High School Diploma with a Career Pathway in Automotive Repair Technician Program:

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 Diploma with Automotive Repair Technician Concentration
    • Automotive Repair Technician 1
    • Automotive Repair Technician 2
    • Automotive Repair Technician 3
    • Automotive Repair Technician 4
    • Automotive Repair Technician 5

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After successfully completing the High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician Program at Penn Foster High School, students may be prepared to enter automotive-related postsecondary programs*. Associate degree, diploma, or certificate programs may allow students the opportunity to expand their training and prepare for certification as automotive repair technicians. Some of the programs students may be interested in include:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Repair Technology
  • Auto Repair Technician Diploma
  • Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate

*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:

The High School Diploma with a career pathway in Automotive Repair Technician Program can help prepare students to begin their path towards entry-level opportunities as mechanics and auto repair technicians. While certification or advanced training may be needed for some positions, graduates of this program may be able to begin their career path in positions such as:

  • Entry-level auto technician
  • Mechanic's assistant
  • Tire repair technician
  • Parts specialist
  • Customer service representative

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