TOYOTA T-TEN

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Overview

Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) is an automotive technician-training program. The T-TEN program at Cypress College provides state-of-the art, hands-on automotive diagnosis and repair education and training in classroom and dealership settings. T-TEN is an important part of Toyota’s ongoing effort and commitment to provide every owner of a Toyota and Lexus with the most satisfying ownership experience possible. Cypress College and Toyota are committed to help make the T-TEN Program the industry standard.

This program offers a variety of unique educational benefits:

  • Latest Toyota training courses and instructional materials
  • Dealership internship opportunity
  • Dealership placement assistance
  • State-of-the-art training components and vehicles
  • Students can earn an Associate of Science Degree

Program Structure

Students wishing to be part of the Toyota T-TEN program will be required to apply and meet specific guidelines for entrance after completing AT 109 C, Technical Introduction to Toyota.

All Toyota T-TEN students are required to complete the Toyota T-TEN Professional Technician Portfolio, Toyota TPORT. All Toyota T-TEN students are required to enroll in their related T-PORT course each semester.

REQUIRED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR THE TOYOTA T-TEN COHORT PROGRAM

(Starting every Summer):

Summer
AT 109 C Intro to Toyota 4 units

First Semester
AT 112 C Toyota Electrical 12 units
AT 209 C Toyota Portfolio (TPORT I) 1 unit

Second Semester
AT 130 C Auto Chassis and Brake Systems 12 units
AT 115 C Automotive Air Conditioning 4 units
AT 209 C Toyota Portfolio (TPORT I) 1 unit

Third Semester
AT 141 C Toyota Drivetrains 6 units
AT 121 C Toyota Engine Mechanical Systems 6 units
AT 214 C Toyota Portfolio (TPORT II) 1 unit

Fourth Semester
AT 150 C Engine Performance 12 units
AT 214 C Toyota Portfolio (TPORT II) 1 unit

Each course offers comprehensive preparation for ASE exams and incorporates the following Toyota Factory Training Courses into the related Cypress College course. Students will receive credit from University of Toyota (UOT) courses upon completing the program.

Student Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the time of the first internship
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver license and maintain an employable driving record
  • Provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation
  • Obtain and maintain a dealership sponsor throughout the program
  • Provide the dealership with a responsible and productive work effort
  • Be able to meet CC and T-TEN admission and academic requirements
  • Maintain dealership attendance standards
  • Be responsible for program cost (tuition, fees, books, tools, housing, supplies, etc.)
  • Maintain academic standards according to college policy
  • Participate in all learning activities at scheduled times
  • Be willing to submit to and pass a drug test and background check as required by the sponsoring dealer upon hiring
  • Participate in the ASE testing process AND pass a minimum of two (2) of the eight (8) Master Level tests
  • Wear work uniforms and safety glasses during campus and internship educational experiences
  • Strive to become the best Toyota or Lexus Service Technician possible

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T-TEN Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the following Cypress College Courses
    • AT 109 C Intro to Toyota 4 units
    • AT 112 C Toyota Electrical 12 units
    • AT 209 C Toyota Portfolio (TPORT I) 2 units
    • AT 214 C Toyota Portfolio (TPORT II) 2 units
    • AT 121 C Auto Engine Mechanical Systems 6 units
    • AT 130 C Auto Chassis and Brake Systems 12 units
    • AT 141 C Toyota Drivetrains 12 units
    • AT 150 C Auto Performance and Drivability 12 units
    • AT 115 C Automotive Air Conditioning 4 units
  2. Completion of the required e-learning courses on University of Toyota web site www.uotdealer.com.
  3. Students must pass a minimum of two ASE tests. See www.ase.com for more information. Typically, students who pass all eight ASE tests before T-TEN graduation will reach the Toyota Expert certification level shortly after graduation.
  4. Completion of a minimum of 640 hours of a Toyota/Lexus Dealer Internship

The Process

PROCESS FOR COMPLETING THE TOYOTA T-TEN PROGRAM

    • Complete T-TEN application and review with T-TEN coordinator
    • Meet point requirements of AT 109 C Intro to Toyota Automotive Technician
    • Pass each course covering required Toyota content with a score of at least 80 percent
    • Complete the required online training modules through the University of Toyota (UOT) website
    • Complete an approved worksite education experience of at least 640 hours
    • Pass at least two ASE tests from A1 to A8
    • Pass an air conditioning refrigerant handling certification test
    • Complete the Toyota T-TEN Professional Technician Portfolio requirements (Cypress College AT 209 C and 214 C)

The Next Step

Students interested in the Toyota T-TEN program should contact one of the following Cypress College Automotive instructors for more information and request an application packet:

Mike Klyde
Toyota TTEN Coordinator
mklyde@cypresscollege.edu

Paul Kelley
Toyota TTEN Instructor
pkelley@cypresscollege.edu

A consultation with a Career Technical Education (CTE) Counselor and the T-TEN Coordinator is recommended. Call (714) 484-7015 for a CTE (Career Technical Education) Counselor appointment or email Jane Jepson at jjepson@cypresscollege.edu.