The transportation industry is in need of qualified well-trained individuals to meet the automotive technology needs of residents in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Toyota T-TEN program prepares students for a career in the transportation technology field repairing Toyota and Lexus vehicles. T-TEN stands for Technician Training and Education Network.
The program incorporates substantial work-based learning opportunities, as students are employed by Greater Philadelphia-area Toyota and Lexus dealerships as a requirement of completing the T-TEN program. This puts the student in an excellent position to complete the program with little to no debt while placed in a dealership that could lead to a permanent position after program completion.
The T-TEN program is open to students in the region who live outside of Philadelphia County. All students admitted into the T-TEN program will pay in-county tuition rates. However, the T-TEN program is select and enrollment in the program is limited. The program is restricted to full time students who are college ready, have a valid driver's license, pass a drug screening, have or can acquire an approved tool kit (financial assistance may be available) and interview with the Program Coordinator.
Work-based learning is an essential component of the Toyota T-TEN program, with student class and work schedules alternating in a coordinated manner. Prior to acceptance into the Toyota T-TEN program, student applicants will be connected to participating dealerships seeking to hire paid interns from the program. Students must receive an internship offer from a participating dealership prior to acceptance into the program.
The Toyota T-TEN program is located at the Career and Advanced Technology Center (CATC).
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of specialized automotive service tools and electronic diagnostic equipment on Toyota vehicles
- Analyze service information (technical bulletins, repair data and vehicle recalls) to diagnose and repair Toyota vehicles.
- Demonstrate ethical and safe industry practices as a transportation professional for Toyota.
- Apply basic foundational concepts to maintain, diagnose and repair Toyota vehicles
Program Entry Requirements:
Admission into the T-TEN program is selective and requires potential students to fulfill all admission requirements of the College. Enrollment in the program is limited.
Students must meet the following minimum requirements before applying to the T-TEN Program:
- High school diploma or GED documentation
- Demonstration of readiness for ENGL 101and FNMT 118 as determined by the College’s placement tests, or by successfully completing developmental coursework
- Minimum high school grade point average of 2.50*
- Have valid state driver’s license
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the Toyota Internship experience.
*Current Community College of Philadelphia students can also apply with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50.
Applicants who are new to the College must begin the application process by first applying to the College. Transcript evaluation and completion of a placement test (or test waiver) is required. Apply to the College here.
Current Community College of Philadelphia students can begin the T-TEN program application process here. (link to the application)
Applicants who complete and meet the requirements above will be eligible to continue in the admissions process and will be contacted, in writing, concerning the scheduling of an admissions interview with the Program Coordinator (or designee). A scheduled interview does not guarantee admission. Upon completion of the admissions interview, the Program Coordinator (or designee) will review all applications with particular attention to:
- Cumulative grade point average
- Strength of secondary/post-secondary academic curriculum
- Mechanical aptitude test
- Extracurricular activities, community service, and work experience
- Personal interview
Conditions for Acceptance
All applicants are notified in writing regarding the admissions decision. All offers of acceptance are contingent upon successful completion of the following:
- Acknowledgement of Core Performance Standards for Automotive Programs and physical demand analysis.
- Technical applied education requires a full range of motion, including pushing, pulling, twisting, lifting and bending. Standing and walking are required for the entire day (eight hours).
- Students who are registered with the Center on Disabilitymust inform the Program Coordinator if accommodations are required.
- Completion of Drug Screening
- A positive screening results in denial of admission into the T-TEN Program.
- Acknowledgement of full time attendance requirement, including internship work schedule and prior dealership employment agreement, signed.
Additional conditions for Program commencement include:
- Attendance at scheduled Program orientation prior to entry.
- Purchase of approved tool kit.
The T-TEN program reserves the right to dismiss any student:
- Who fails to meet the standards set by their internship employer and the student is dismissed by the employer.
- Whose general conduct is determined detrimental to the College and its affiliates, including loss of driver’s license and /or
- Who does not meet the scholastic requirements of the T-Ten program. A student who earns a grade of “D” or lower in any course will be dismissed from the program.
Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:
To qualify for the AAS degree in Toyota T-TEN, the student must complete 70 credit hours as prescribed in the course sequence, and fulfill the requirements below.
- T-TEN students must follow the curriculum sequence according to courses listed in each semester, unless approval is granted by the Program Coordinator.
- Students in the T-TEN curriculum may be dropped at any time if, in the opinion of the Faculty and Program Coordinator, such students are not suited to be Toyota Technicians. These students will be moved into the Automotive Technology program.
- Students whose attitude and behavior are considered unprofessional may be dropped from the curriculum, pending a review by the Faculty, Program Coordinator and Advisory Committee. These students maybe moved to the Automotive Technology program.
- Students may not continue in the T-TEN curriculum with a grade of "D" or below in any T-TEN or general education course. These students maybe moved to the AST program
- Pass all Toyota Certification Program final exams with a score of 80% or better
- Complete 640 hours of internship as a technician trainee in a Toyota or Lexus dealership
- Complete the T-PORT manual and supporting journals
- Pass 2 ASE certifications, either A1-A8 or L1
- Complete the required E-learning modules in Toyota Certification Program
- Pass all instructor led Toyota course final exams
Please Note: It is possible for a student to pass all their automotive courses and graduate from the College without receiving T-TEN certification. This will happen when students may be lacking the internship hours, ASE certifications, or E-learnings require to graduate T-TEN. In this scenario, the student may be moved to the AAS Automotive Technology program or delay T-TEN program completion up to 2 years to acquire the necessary items to graduate T-TEN.
Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:
General Education Requirements:
General Education Requirements: All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request for Course Substitution of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
For More Information, Contact:
The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8414 or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.