The Toyota-Technician Education Network (T-TEN) is the result of a partnership between Toyota Motor North America, the Northeast Region’s Toyota/Lexus dealerships and Lakes Region Community College. The T-TEN technician education program provides the best possible education for Toyota Lexus Technicians as it combines state of the art technical training on the latest Toyota and Lexus vehicles with appropriate academic course work and paid dealership experience. The T-TEN program fills an industry need for well-educated and motivated technicians with specific product knowledge immersed in Toyota Lexus culture of continuous improvement. Successful T-TEN students have developed the skills and attitudes that make them capable of continued growth in a technologically dynamic field. Graduates who complete the 22-month cooperative education Toyota Lexus technician education program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology and Toyota Lexus certifications in all areas.

Once you’ve enrolled in the program and secured a sponsoring dealer, you’ll divide your time between the classroom and dealership work experience. All tuition, fees, textbooks, tools, housing and travel expenses are the responsibility of the student. However, since you will be paid for your work at your dealership, much of these costs will be offset.

The close working relationship established between the student and the sponsoring dealership coupled with the Toyota Lexus certifications ensure a rewarding career as a Toyota or Lexus technician at your sponsoring dealership. The AAS degree may open doors for future career growth in other areas of the industry including management at the dealership, manufacturer positions and teaching positions.

The Toyota/Lexus T-TEN program has a limited number of spaces. Students will be selected after careful consideration of their academic record, scores on the placement exam and an interview with the Toyota Lexus instructors and dealership personnel. The College’s rolling admissions policy does not apply to the T-TEN program. All candidates for this program must take the College’s placement exam and must secure a Toyota or Lexus dealer sponsor prior to an admissions decision.

Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Consultant
  • Service Manager
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Franchise shop
  • Ownership
  • Possible pathways to teaching/instructing

Potential Salary

  • Entry Level $35K-53K
  • Mid-Range $54K-75K
  • Experienced $76K-100K

First Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO125LIntroduction to Toyota/Lexus Automotive Systems164
AUTO131LToyota/Lexus Electrical I164
AUTO135LToyota/Lexus Electrical II164
ENGL100LEnglish Composition404
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101

First Year
Winter Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO175LToyota/Lexus Cooperative Education I021

First Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO1345LToyota/Lexus Brakes164
AUTO151LToyota/Lexus Suspension, Steering and Handling164
AUTO210LToyota/Lexus Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning164
ENGL124LBusiness Communications303
 Mathematics Elective404

First Year
Summer Semester I

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO257LToyota/Lexus Engine Repair1106

First Year
Summer Semester II

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO280LToyota/Lexus Cooperative Education II021

Second Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO281LToyota/Lexus Cooperative Education III021

Second Year
Winter Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO245LToyota/Lexus Engine Control Systems I164
AUTO246LToyota/Lexus Engine Control Systems II164
AUTO152LToyota/Lexus Manual Transmission164
PHYS128LIntroduction to Physical Sciences324
 Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303

Second Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO282LToyota/Lexus Cooperative Education IV021

Second Year
Summer Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
AUTO267LToyota/Lexus Automatic Transmissions164
 Social Science Elective303
Total Credits for Year: 28
Total for A.A.S. Degree: 7282
A candidate for T-TEN must:
    • A high school degree or equivalent
    • Interview with automotive faculty
    • Be sponsored by a Toyota or Lexus dealership
    • Have a valid driver’s license
    • Complete requirements for college level classes
    • Purchase the minimum required tools.
    • Have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sounds and noises (adaptive equipment acceptable)
    • Be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions
    • Have sufficient vision to distinguish colors, read gauges, scopes, diagnostic equipment and information from a computer screen (adaptive equipment acceptable)
    • Have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills related to automotive service
    • Have reading comprehension skills enough to read and comprehend service literature
    • Be able to stand for extended periods of time and the physical strength to lift automotive parts and equipment
The student who successfully completes this program will:
  • have skills necessary to service and maintain Toyota and Lexus vehicles and the integrated systems used on these vehicles;
  • have the skills necessary to diagnose and repair Toyota and Lexus vehicles and the integrated systems used on these vehicles;
  • have the skills necessary to develop and maintain a training path for continued growth using Toyota Lexus University of Toyota
  • Tool List (PDF)
  • Tool Cost: $3500.00- $4500.00 (based on vendor)