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Introducing: Penn Foster’s Affordable Plumbing Classes Online

While Ashworth College is no longer accepting enrollments in the Plumbing Training Program, we’re excited to introduce you to our partner school, Penn Foster.

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Penn Foster’s affordable online Plumber Career Diploma is designed with job readiness in mind so you can take the first steps toward building skills you’ll use in your everyday career.


Take the Next Steps Toward Becoming a Plumber Online

Want to know how to become a plumber? Start by taking affordable, career-focused plumbing classes online with Penn Foster. By earning your diploma in plumbing, you’ll learn from practicing professionals to help you stand out with practical, job-ready skills and knowledge.

Throughout Penn Foster’s online Plumber Career Diploma Program, you'll learn how to work with pipes, valves, and fittings, plus how to repair and install water heaters, faucets, appliances, and more. You’ll start with important fundamentals to gain the skills that you’ll use on the job, which can help you prepare to take the next steps toward an entry-level career as a plumber, pipefitter, or steamfitter.

Why Penn Foster?

Our partner school, Penn Foster, offers online diplomas, degrees, and training programs that are designed to help you build fundamental skills and prepare for in-demand jobs – all within your budget! With flexible tuition payment plans and career-focused courses, you can reach your goals on your terms.


This program is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).


You’ll have access to digital resources, an online community, and expert instructors.


We offer a variety of payment plan options to fit your budget.

What you get with Penn Foster’s Online Plumber Training

  • Engaging, mobile-friendly courses
  • Interactive study guides, how-to videos, and animations
  • Access to classes 24/7 through your Student Portal
  • Live support from expert instructors and dedicated staff
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

Online Plumber Training Curriculum

Through our online Plumber Training Program, you’ll build the skills and knowledge that are essential to taking the next steps toward a rewarding career as a plumber. Your self-paced courses include:

  • Modern Plumbing
  • Introduction to Plumbing and Pipefitting
  • Reading Piping Prints
  • International Plumbing Code

Learn More About the Penn Foster Experience

Just like Ashworth College, at Penn Foster we believe education should be affordable and built to help you reach your career goals, prepare for in-demand jobs, and work around your schedule. Learn more about Penn Foster and how our programs work from students and grads who’ve been where you are.

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" I am very happy because I can work part-time and study part-time and deal with daily life events, and not burn out or be tired. I want to expand my career and better my future."

Felicia L.
Penn Foster Graduate

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Penn Foster’s plumbing classes make sense for people who want to understand the precise procedures for maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting plumbing fixtures of all kinds. You don’t need to have precious plumber experience or education in order to take this course and your lessons are geared toward helping those new to the field develop foundational skills that could prepare them to take the first steps toward an entry-level plumbing job.

Penn Foster’s online Plumber Career Diploma is completely self-paced. That means you can study and learn around your schedule and life, with no due dates or deadlines. With that in mind, most students are able to complete their coursework in about 5 – 9 months!

The Plumber Career Diploma can help you learn skills that are essential to helping you take the first steps toward becoming a confident plumber. Throughout your program, you’ll have access to resources and support from instructors who are industry experts. Even better, Penn Foster offers affordable tuition, with most programs offering flexible payment plan options so you can make education work for your budget.

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State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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