Apprentice Training: Automotive - Toyota T-Ten

Earn an industry-driven certificate and start your new career as a Toyota/Lexus automotive technician.

Through MCC’s Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) certificate, your education will come from the workplace as well as the classroom. This two-year, five semester program is a career-focused option that offers valuable work experience through paid co-ops with one of our Toyota/Lexus industry partners. This is a unique opportunity in our region and only available through Monroe Community College’s Applied Technologies Center.

Earn while you learn.

Cooperative work experience is a key part of the program. Your work experience at a certified T-TEN Toyota/Lexus dealership will reinforce what you learn in the classroom while offering real world experience and income. The combination of classroom, lab, and co-op requirements makes this apprenticeship both rewarding and demanding. Participating T-TEN Rochester area dealers include:

  • Dorschel Toyota
  • Dorschel Lexus
  • Hoselton Toyota
  • Vanderstyne Toyota

Build Toyota expertise that’s in demand.

As a result of this unique Automotive Training Apprenticeship certificate program, you’ll develop expertise in major automotive systems--including computer technology, electrical components and emissions controls. Plus these credentials:

  • Toyota training and certification in eight areas
  • ASE certified in two areas
  • Real world Toyota/Lexus dealership experience
  • New York state inspection certification
  • EPA 609 air conditioning certification

Get in touch with Monroe Community College’s admissions office to learn more about the opportunities you can create with the Automotive Training Apprenticeship, Toyota/Lexus T-TEN certificate. Contact us at or (585) 292-2200.


Certificate Program

Department:Applied Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 47.0604
MCC Program Code: AT12
NYSED Code (BRI): 38537

The T-TEN Certificate program prepares students to be certified Toyota, Scion and Lexus Technicians. The program utilizes classroom study, extensive hands-on lab activities and dealership experience to create a comprehensive manufacturer education. Students work with the latest technology, tools and equipment and graduate with Toyota and industry certifications.

The program is demanding, and students must be willing to commit themselves to both work and study. This certificate is a two-year, five-semester program that alternates college instruction with on-the-job training.

A minimum grade of C is necessary in all required Automotive classes for continued matriculation in the program.

Students that are re-entering the T-TEN program as of fall 2016 will have to be readmitted and counseled by a program advisor. Readmission is always based on space availability.

The program of study must be completed within five years of matriculation.

Upon completion:
• You will be Toyota Trained and Certified in 8 areas
• You will be ASE Certified in two areas
• You will have real world Toyota/Scion/Lexus Dealership Experience
• You will have a New York State Inspection Certification
• You will have an EPA 609 (Air Conditioning) Certification

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Apply mathematical skills as appropriate to fulfill job responsibilities.
2) Demonstrate the use of soft skills necessary for successful employment within the automotive service industry.
3) Communicate effectively in an automotive service setting
4) Demonstrate competency in OSHA safety practices used within the automotive service industry.
5) Perform current vehicle engine service to NATEF and Toyota standards.
6) Perform current vehicle brake service to NATEF and Toyota standards.
7) Perform current vehicle electrical and electronic systems service to NATEF and Toyota standards.
8) Perform current vehicle automatic transmission and transaxle service to NATEF and Toyota standards.
9) Perform current vehicle manual drivetrain and axle systems service to NATEF and Toyota standards.
10) Perform current vehicle suspension and steering systems service to NATEF and Toyota standards.
11) Perform current vehicle heating and air conditioning systems service to NATEF and Toyota standards.
12) Perform current vehicle engine performance systems service to NATEF and Toyota standards.
13) Utilize appropriate systems necessary for success within the automotive service industry to obtain industry certifications.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
ENG 101 ready and Level 4 MCC Mathematics Placement. Valid driver’s license.

Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER (FALL 1): 13 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
TOY 191 Introduction to Automotive Service 2
TOY 192 Automotive Electrical/Electronic System 1 3
TOY 198 Engine Repair 4
TOY 205 Automotive Technology Co-op 1 1
Total 13
MTH 135 Introduction to Technical Math 4
TOY 195 Brakes 4
TOY 203 Automotive Electrical 2 3
TOY 206 Automotive Technology Co-op 2 1
Total 12
TOY 196 Steering and Suspension 4
TOY 199 Heating and Air Conditioning 3
TOY 207 Automotive Technology Co-op 31
Total 8
FOURTH SEMESTER (FALL 2): 14 Credit Hours
TOY 200 Engine Performance 3
TOY 202 Automatic Transmissions4
TOY 208 Automotive Technology Co-op 41
Total 8
FIFTH SEMESTER (SPRING 2): 14 Credit Hours
TOY 201 Engine Performance 2 4
TOY 204 Manual Drivetrains and Axles 3
TOY 209 Automotive Technology Co-op 5 1
Total 8

For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Apprentice Training: Automotive - Toyota T-Ten - Gainful Employment Information.
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