students in the T-TEN program in class working on Toyota parts.

Toyota Technical Education Network Program (T-TEN)

Get the training and knowledge you need to become a certified technician for Toyota and Lexus vehicles. San Juan College's Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) Program will prepare you to begin a career in just two years. In our hands-on program, you'll spend time on SJC's campus and at a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealer, where you will be paid. Gain the experience you need to become a Toyota or Lexus-certified technician on our two-year fast-track program. 

Why Enroll in the T-TEN Program?

Toyota and Lexus are known for having some of the most reliable vehicles on the road. Help uphold that reputation by becoming a service technician for Toyota or Lexus vehicles. The T-TEN program gives you expert training in current Toyota and Lexus technology through lectures, labs, and on-site training at a Toyota or Lexus dealer.

Within this program, you will:

  • Work with the latest Toyota and Lexus vehicles, components, and instructional materials.
  • Practice using high-tech diagnostic equipment.
  • Study how to repair Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
  • Complete eight-week rotations at a Toyota or Lexus dealer with a paid internship.

The T-TEN program has a unique schedule that maximizes your training. You will spend eight weeks in the classroom, followed by eight weeks at a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealer. This rotation system continues until you complete the program. With this format, you are able to practice what you have learned in the classroom and at the dealer auto shop, helping to solidify your knowledge. By the time you graduate, you will be ready to begin your career at a Toyota or Lexus dealer.

Why Enter the Toyota Technical Education Network Program at San Juan College?

Partnership with Toyota

SJC is proud to be one of 37 schools across the U.S. that offers the T-TEN program. By completing our two-year program, you'll receive advanced technician training that would take 5-10 years to achieve if you were just working at a dealer.

Because of our designation, Toyota and Lexus provide 20-25 vehicles no older than five years for training. You'll learn to use the latest Toyota and Lexus technologies and tools. Our partnership will prepare you in your chosen career as a Toyota or Lexus-certified technician. 

Degree and Certificate Program Options

At SJC, you can earn the Toyota Technical Education Network Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree or Toyota Technical Education Network Certificate. Choose the program that best fits your needs.

The T-TEN AAS is a two-year degree program that combines automotive technician courses with general education courses. After you complete the program, you will have the skills to be a Toyota or Lexus-certified technician. With your degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a bachelor's degree in the automotive field. You'll also be more qualified for jobs such as a dealer service writer.

The T-TEN Certificate is a two-year program that focuses on gaining the skills to become a Toyota-certified technician. You'll get the training you need to begin a career as an automotive technician at a Toyota dealership and similar facilities.

Paid Real-World Experience 

As part of your training with Toyota vehicles, you will work at the shop of a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealer. During that time, you will be paid hourly and receive pay increases based on your performance.

During the program, you'll alternate spending eight weeks on campus in classes and labs and eight weeks at a Toyota or Lexus dealer shop. This format allows you to learn in the classroom and then practice your skills firsthand on Toyota and Lexus vehicles. You'll get real-world experience with repair procedures and learn about dealer service operations.

Note: San Juan College can help you find a sponsoring dealer. 

Affordable Option

Take advantage of SJC's low tuition rates with our Toyota Technical Education Network Program. While in our program, you will pay in-state rates. You may even qualify to get your degree tuition-free through the NM Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships.

What You'll Learn in the Toyota Technical Education Network Program

Toyota Motors and SJC have partnered together to offer the T-TEN AAS degree and certificate program. As part of the deal, you'll get to work directly with Toyota and Lexus vehicles and current technology. You'll learn in SJC classrooms and labs for eight weeks. Then you'll spend eight weeks at a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealer. This rotation continues throughout the program's two-year duration.

You'll study these courses:

  • Automatic Trans/Transaxles
  • Brake Systems
  • Engines & Related Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Toyota Electrical Systems
  • Toyota Fuel & Emission Systems
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Toyota Hybrid Systems and Diagnosis

Our expert professors also emphasize important skills such as:

  • Customer service
  • Job search skills
  • On-the-job safety
  • Team cooperation

The T-TEN program will prepare you to earn automobile technician certifications. They include:

  • ASE Certifications
  • NC3 Certifications
  • S/P2 Certifications

If you are studying for the T-TEN AAS, you will take additional SJC classes to make you a well-rounded student. They include:

  • A communications course
  • A mathematics course
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Survey of Physics and Lab

Curriculum for T-TEN AAS

Curriculum for T-TEN Certificate

Careers and Outcomes

There is a great demand for skilled automotive technicians. With new technology, cars are becoming more sophisticated, leading to a demand for well-trained workers. In addition, there are many unfilled jobs available because of retirement. This leads to a high-demand job market for graduates of the T-TEN program.

Most of our students become Toyota-certified technicians who work on Toyota vehicles. Other job opportunities include:

  • Automotive parts salesperson
  • Car and truck salesperson
  • Service writer at dealerships
  • Small business owner

Employers of SJC's T-TEN graduates include:

  • American Toyota
  • Groove Toyota
  • Durango Motors
  • Liberty Toyota
  • Mountain States Toyota
  • Sandia Toyota
  • Santa Fe Toyota
  • Stapp Interstate Toyota
  • Street Toyota
  • Webb Toyota

T-TEN Accreditation Information

SJC's Toyota Technical Education Program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation. The ASE Education Foundation evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs against standards developed by the automotive service industry. It also develops career-readiness education for students, which fuses local partnerships, rigorous standard-based education, workplace experience, and mentorship together.

Next Steps

To enroll in the Toyota Technical Education Network program, you must first apply to San Juan College. It's easy, and you can apply online at any time!

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Along with your SJC application, you must complete and submit your application to the T-TEN program. 

Access the T-Ten Application

If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to the Automotive Recruiter about our T-TEN degree and certificate options. 

Contact the Automotive Recruiter

Phone: (505) 566-3337

Trades and Technology
Room 2409

M-F 8 a.m - 5 p.m

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