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What you get:

  • Mobile-friendly access for anytime, anywhere learning
  • Penn Foster faculty, staff, and coaches available for support
  • Earn virtual badges to showcase the skills you learn (available in seven Adecco Academy programs)

Adecco has partnered with Penn Foster to launch Adecco Academy, a set of career-focused skills training programs to help you build new trade skills at no cost! Through this partnership, you can now enroll in any of the programs below to advance your skills in your trade of choice. Offered on Penn Foster's mobile-friendly platform, these programs provide you with the flexibility to learn when and where you want, at a pace that's right for you. 

Taking these courses will allow you to increase your skills, allow you to qualify for better jobs, and open doors to new opportunities. 

Enroll today! 

course catalog

FEATURED PROGRAMS

CAREER PROGRAMS

Administrative Assistant Careers

The Administrative Assistant Careers program will help you gain the foundational knowledge and skills relevant to performing an administrative assistant job.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Stress and Time Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Administrative Office Procedures
  • Travel and Meeting Planning

Approximate Study Time: 37 hours

Basic Blueprint Reading

This program provides students with the skills needed to understand the various types of blueprints, shop prints and schematics used in an industrial environment.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Reading Prints and Schematics
  • Elements of Print Reading
  • Reading Shop Prints
  • Reading Electrical Schematics and Blueprints

Approximate Study Time: 158 hours

Students will earn skills badges aligned to each lesson in this program. For more information on what a skills badge is and how you can use it, see "What is a skills badge?" in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Call Center Customer Service

In this program, you'll learn how to ensure positive interactions with diverse populations, and explore various channels of communication and strategies for overcoming communication barriers. You'll learn about the importance of teamwork, different roles of team members, characteristics of leadership, and strategies for overcoming conflict employed by successful teams.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Customer Service Matters
  • Feedback, Expectations, and Living
  • Respect
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork

Approximate Study Time: 62 hours

Career Readiness Bootcamp

The Career Readiness Bootcamp program consists of ten lessons. Through each lesson you’ll learn key skills for workplace and career success, from using core technology tools to understanding professional etiquette.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Starting Your Program
  • Personal Skills
  • People Skills
  • Workplace Skills

Approximate Study Time: 40 hours

Students will earn skills badges aligned to each lesson in this program. For more information on what a skills badge is and how you can use it, see "What is a skills badge?" in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Career Readiness Bootcamp (in Spanish)

The Career Readiness Bootcamp program consists of ten lessons, conducted in Spanish. Through each lesson you’ll learn key skills for workplace and career success, from using core technology tools to understanding professional etiquette.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Starting Your Program
  • Personal Skills
  • People Skills
  • Workplace Skills

Approximate Study Time: 40 hours

CNC Operator

A CNC operator needs a certain set of fundamental skills, as well as a working knowledge of machining skills. This program includes introductory course work in safety and quality, industrial math, and basic English and computer skills. It also includes course work in basic machining skills, information about various tools and machinery, and a comprehensive study of CNC technology and programming.

Course Details

Lessons in this program include:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Industrial Math
  • Basic English Language Skills
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Advanced Industrial Math
  • Quality
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Basic Machining Skills
  • CNC Technology and Programming

Approximate Study Time: 318 hours

Students will earn skills badges aligned to each lesson in this program. For more information on what a skills badge is and how you can use it, see "What is a skills badge?" in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Electronic Assembly Basics

Electronic Assembly Basics teaches students the fundamentals of working with electrical hardware and testing equipment. The program will teach you the basics of conductors and resistors, passive and active electronic components and more advanced electronic components like rectifiers, amplifiers, and oscillators. Enroll in this program if you'd like to gain the foundational knowledge you'll need for a career in working with advanced electronics.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Industrial Safety with Quality Concepts
  • Basic Industrial Math
  • Basic English Language Skills
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Conductors and Resistors
  • Electronic Hardware and Test Equipment
  • Passive and Active Electronic Components
  • AC Circuits
  • Resonant Circuits
  • Advanced Electronic Components
  • Electronic Sensors and Devices
  • Electronic Circuits and Power
  • Hand Tools
  • Print Reading

Approximate Study Time: 381 hours

Electronic Technician

In this program, you will learn the foundational skills that can help you be successful as an electronic technician. Study basic electronic procedures, linear/digital technology, integrated circuit techniques, electrical repair, and much more!

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Basic Industrial Math
  • Basic English Language Skills
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Practical Measurements
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Conductors and Resistors
  • Electronic Hardware and Test Equipment
  • Passive and Active Electronic Components
  • AC Circuits
  • Resonant Circuits
  • Advanced Electronic Components
  • Electronic Sensors and Devices
  • Electronic Circuits and Power
  • Component Testers
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Reading Electrical Schematics and Blueprints
  • Print Reading
  • Basic Measurements
  • Troubleshooting Electronic Equipment and Systems
  • Logic Circuits
  • Linear and Digital Integrated Circuits

Approximate Study Time: 700 hours

Students will earn skills badges aligned to each lesson in this program. For more information on what a skills badge is and how you can use it, see "What is a skills badge?" in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Interpersonal Communication

In this program, you will learn how to communicate and interact with other people in a professional manner. These skills will serve you well in any workplace as you build relationships with colleagues and/or customers.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills

Approximate Study Time: 7 hours

Machine Operator, Level 1

Level 1 of the Machine Operator program focuses on the foundational skills you'll need to begin a career in the machining industry. After tackling the basics of practical measurements, print reading, and various hand and power tools, students will spend time focused on more advanced skills pertaining to metalwork, pumps, power transmissions, and more.

Course Details

Lessons in this program include:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Basic Industrial Math
  • Basic English Language Skills
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Practical Measurements
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Quality
  • Print Reading
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Bench Work
  • Lubrication
  • Precision Measuring Instruments
  • Metals
  • Fasteners
  • Bearings and Seals
  • Pumps, Power Transmission, and Materials Handling

Approximate Study Time: 441 hours

Students will earn skills badges aligned to each lesson in this program. For more information on what a skills badge is and how you can use it, see "What is a skills badge?" in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Machine Operator, Level 2

Level 2 of the Machine Operator program dives deeper into the more advanced skills needed for a successful career in the machining industry. You will start by learning more basic skills pertaining to Bench Work and Print Reading before learning more high-impact trade skills like metal cutting, drilling, gear making, and working with various forms of machining technology.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Print Reading 
  • Bench Work
  • Machining Measurements
  • Quality Concepts: Terminology
  • Metals
  • Basic Machining Skills
  • Drilling
  • Lubrication
  • Milling Machine
  • Lathes
  • Fasteners
  • Turret Lathes
  • Cylindrical and Surface Grinding
  • Machining Tools and Techniques
  • Machining Technology
  • Gear Making

Approximate Study Time: 527 hours

Microsoft® Excel®

This program will teach learners how to use Microsoft® Excel®. You'll learn how to use Microsoft® Excel® to organize and format data, including charts, formulas, and more complex tables.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Excel Graded Project

Approximate Study Time: 22 hours

Personal Finance

In this program, you will learn how to manage your personal finances in order to become financially stable.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Personal Finance

Approximate Study Time: 5 hours

Production and Assembly

This program introduces students to the basics of the production and assembly process, teaching skills related to the manufacturing process, the use of various hand tools, process control, preventative maintenance, and more.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Basic Industrial Math
  • Basic English Language Skills
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Hand and Power Tools, and Fasteners
  • Process Control Principles and Instruments
  • Properties of Materials
  • Print Reading
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Preventative Maintenance

Approximate Study Time: 347 hours

Stress and Time Management

In this program, you will learn how to manage stress and adequately prioritize your time throughout the day. These skills will help you stay on track as you perform your job and give you the tools to overcome stressful situations both on and off the clock.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Stress and Time Management

Approximate Study Time: 4 hours

Warehousing and Distribution

This program will introduce you to the basics of the warehousing industry, covering foundational skills like various forms of measurement and the principles of managing a physical distribution process.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Basic Industrial Math
  • Basic English Language Skills
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Practical Measurements
  • Managing Physical Distribution

Approximate Study Time: 190 hours

Warehousing and Distribution Supervisor

This program will teach you the skills you need to be able to successfully manage a team of Warehousing and Distribution workers and oversee the distribution process. Learn advanced skills in people-focused areas such as problem solving and conflict management, as well as industry-focused areas such as learn manufacturing, physical distribution, and preventative maintenance.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Introduction to Front Line and Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Business Basics
  • Business Math
  • Business and Technical Writing
  • Leading Teams for Optimal Performance
  • Building Organizational Skills and Measuring Results
  • Problem Solving and Conflict Management
  • Lean Manufacturing and OSHA Administration
  • Managing Physical Distribution
  • Preventative Maintenance

 

 

Approximate Study Time: 268 hours

Students will earn skills badges aligned to each lesson in this program. For more information on what a skills badge is and how you can use it, see "What is a skills badge?" in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Welding

This program will provide learners with the fundamental skills they need to begin a career in the welding industry. Begin by learning basic measurements and bench work principles before moving into a variety of welding practices.

COURSE DETAILS

Lessons in this program include:

  • Fundamentals of Welding
  • Basic Measurements
  • Bench Work
  • Gas Welding
  • Practical Metallurgy for Welders
  • Arc Welding
  • Arc Welding of Steel and Other Metals

Approximate Study Time: 250 hours

Students will earn skills badges aligned to each lesson in this program. For more information on what a skills badge is and how you can use it, see "What is a skills badge?" in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Penn Foster High School (Self-Pay)

Penn Foster High School

Earn your high school diploma online with Penn Foster by enrolling in this program. Penn Foster's nationally-accredited high school completion program consists of 21.5 credits (transfer credit accepted) and each course is broken down into small mobile-friendly lessons to help you on your journey. Earning your high school diploma has never been easier!

Tuition Details

Full Cost: $800

*option to pay monthly at $80/month