Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Earn your Associate degree in Engineering Technology online – at home, at your own pace.

engineering technology degree onlineDevelop your engineering skills and knowledge with an A.S. Degree in Engineering Technology. This program was designed to provide in-depth training to help design, build, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of production systems and products. In this program, you will learn the skills necessary to speak and understand the language of the industry and to use the tools of the trade including AutoCAD®.

There are many exciting career opportunities in engineering technology, including working at aircraft companies, automobile or appliance manufacturing plants, power plants, government agencies, and more! In 2016, the average salary for mechanical engineering technicians was $54,480.¹

Online Engineering Technology degree program

The overall program goal for the A.S. in Engineering Technology Degree is to prepare students for entry-level positions as engineering technicians. The Penn Foster College Engineering Technology Program incorporates mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering principles. The outlined courses will help you learn key skills and gain the knowledge to excel in various roles related to engineering technology. The program curriculum includes courses on drafting with AutoCAD®, manufacturing materials and processes, quality control systems, introduction to technical drawings, and more!

In the fourth semester, you will be required to complete a 3-credit resident laboratory course where you will get hands-on experience conducting experiments using various measuring instruments.²


Why Choose Penn Foster College?


Join over 30,000 active students and take advantage of Penn Foster’s flexible and affordable online associate and bachelor’s degree programs, undergraduate certificate programs, and individual college courses.

Nationally accredited – and at an average cost of $79 per credit – other schools do not match our combination of convenience, quality and affordability. Many of our college credits are also recommended by ACE CREDIT. Although every college makes its own decision on the transferability of credits, ACE CREDIT recommendations are considered by more than 2,000 of its participating institutions, helping you get the quality credits you deserve.



To take advantage of our special TUITION DISCOUNTS or to ask questions about any of our programs, please call us toll-free at 1.888.427.1600, or click below to request more information.


¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Mechanical Engineering Technicians, on the Internet here. 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.

² As a student in the Engineering Technology Program, you’ll be required to complete a three-credit resident lab course in the fourth semester. The Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg offers a course annually in the spring that meets the requirements for this lab. All registrations are handled by Penn State University. You may receive transfer credit for this resident lab course from another institution, providing the coursework matches the criteria set by Penn Foster College. You may qualify to receive credit for this lab by submitting a life/work experience portfolio showing that you’ve acquired similar skills to those emphasized in the laboratory training.

* The Final Semester at No Cost promotion does not include any practicum or resident lab training fees. To qualify for this offer, A.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 30 Penn Foster credits and B.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 60 Penn Foster credits prior to the final semester.