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Toyota Technical Education Network



Jeff Cromwell

Jeff Cromwell


Kevin Roner 

Kevin Roner

This program is a two-year cooperative program resulting in an Associate in Applied Arts & Sciences. The student spends alternating quarters in class and working in a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealership. Students must be sponsored in a Toyota or Lexus dealership before they are admitted to the program. Toyota's Technical Education Network (T-TEN) Program provides students with the fundamental skills to succeed in the workplace along with valuable hands-on experience.


Get Paid While Learning

Students alternate quarters between classroom instruction and paid dealership training. As students progress through the curriculum, they learn about the major automobile components and systems, including brakes, suspension, emissions, transmissions, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, power trains and engine management systems. Students develop skills in automotive diagnostics, tune-ups and repairs.


Integrated Skills

Students will also develop an understanding of automotive service business principles as they apply to the service technician. In their internship placement, students work under the guidance of a master technician at a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealership. These paid internships give students the opportunity to integrate their learning and further develop their skills in automotive service technology.


Career Opportunities

The placement rate for this program is 100%. Upon completion, graduates are hired by their sponsoring dealership. The demand for dealer trained technicians should remain strong over the next decade.


Planning Guide: Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) Associate in Applied Arts & Sciences Degree (AAAS.)


What you need to be accepted into the T-Ten program:

  • Instructor permission
  • Minimum COMPASS test scores for Pre-Algebra (35-54), Writing (79-100), Reading (85-100) or placement into ENGL& 101
  • Automotive Skills tests
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Proof of insurability
  • Many dealers require drug testing
  • Instructor interview

Program Costs:  (approximate quarterly costs)


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Costs vary widely; average $200

Toyota T-TEN


Fall, Winter, or Summer


Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:
  • Apply fundamentals of automotive service training, including the basics of automotive diagnostics and repair, pre-delivery inspection and warranty repair procedures.

  • Identify, inspect, disassemble and assemble basic components of automotive power plants.

  • Apply knowledge of the function, construction, operation troubleshooting and service of disc, drum and ABS brake systems, steering, suspension and wheel alignment.

  • Use electronic engine analyzers and scanners to test and tune ignition, fuel injection, and emission systems.

  • Apply understanding of electrical principles, semi-conductors, microprocessors and wiring diagrams to diagnose and repair malfunctions of automotive electrical systems.

  • Apply knowledge of the function, construction, operation, troubleshooting and service of front and rear wheel drive manual and automatic transmissions and transaxels.

  • Test, service and repair heating and air-conditioning systems.

Potential Positions:
Toyota Service Technician


With additional experience, technicians can become Parts or Service Managers, seek positions in sales, management, or open their own related business. Average salaries for the region range from $50,000 to $52,000, depending on location and the individual's production abilities. For employment outlook, see the U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.


Sample Schedule 
Freshman year Sophomore year

Fall Quarter
AUTOT 160   Fund of Auto Serv Training  (9 Cr)
AUTOT 161   Engine Repair  (9 Cr)
BUS 102*     Business Mathematics -OR-
MATH 099*   Intermediate Algebra  (5 Cr)

Fall Quarter
AUTOT 163   Brakes & Suspension  (9 Cr)
AUTOT 164   Manu Gear Trains/Transax  (9 Cr)
                *  Human Relations:
                    See approved list  (2-5 Cr)

Winter Quarter
AUTOT 291   Coop Dealer Exper I  (20 Cr)

Winter Quarter
AUTOT 293   Coop Dealer Exper III  (20 Cr)

Spring Quarter
AUTOT 165   Engine Mgmt/Emission Sys  (9 Cr)
AUTOT 166   Electrical Systems  (9 Cr)
BUSTC 215* Prof Communications -OR-
ENGL&101*  English Composition I  (5 Cr)

Spring Quarter
AUTOT 167   Auto Trans/Transaxels  (9 Cr)
AUTOT 168   Heating and Air Con  (9 Cr)
                *  Multicultural Education
                    See approved list  (5 Cr)

Summer Quarter
AUTOT 292   Coop Dealer Exper II  (20 Cr)

Summer Quarter
AUTOT 294   Coop Dealer Exper IV  (20 Cr)


Toyota (T-TEN) Professional/Technical Advisory Committee