Apprentice Training: Automotive - Toyota T-Ten

Gain work experience, earn a degree and lay a solid career foundation

Through MCC’s Automotive Training Apprenticeship associate degree program, your education will come from the workplace as well as the classroom. This two-year, five semester program also comes with valuable work experience through paid co-ops at one of our Toyota/Lexus industry partners. This is a unique opportunity in our region and only available through Monroe Community College’s Applied Technology 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 A.A.S. degree, you’ll develop expertise in major automotive systems--including computer technology, electrical components and emissions controls. When you complete the program, your credentials will include:

  • 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 degree. Contact us at or (585) 292-2200.


A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Applied Technologies

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: AT10

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

T-TEN 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 A.A.S. degree 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
TOY 191 Introduction to Automotive Service 2
TOY 192 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 3
TOY 198 Engine Repair 4
TOY 205 Automotive Technology Co-op 1 1
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics** 3
Total 13
ENG 101 College Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
HEG 215 Global Health and Culture 3
TOY 195 Brakes 4
TOY 203 Automotive Electrical 2 3
TOY 206 Automotive Technology Co-op 2 1
Total 14
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
ECO 103 Personal Money Management ##3
TOY 200 Engine Performance 3
TOY 202 Automatic Transmissions4
TOY 208 Automotive Technology Co-op 41
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication 3
Total 14
FIFTH SEMESTER (SPRING 2): 14 Credit Hours
GEO 103 Great Mysteries of the Earth# 3
TOY 201 Engine Performance 2 4
TOY 204 Manual Drivetrains and Axles 3
TOY 209 Automotive Technology Co-op 5 1
Total 14
*Excluding courses in music performance, studio art, and drama currently listed as qualifying for SUNY-Arts.
**MTH 150 is recommended OR other SUNY-M course if approved by program chair.
#or any SUNY-NS course if approved by program chair.
##or any SUNY GER Elective excluding courses in music performance, studio art, and drama currently listed as qualifying for SUNY-Arts.

Revised 2/8/2021
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