Build Your Future as a Toyota/Lexus T-TEN Tech

Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) program is a launchpad to an exciting and rewarding automotive career. Cypress College T-TEN provides state-of-the art, hands-on automotive diagnosis and repair education using specially prepared vehicles and components. The courses are all ASE Education Foundation certified and the students consistently have a very high ASE certification test pass rates. Students usually begin their paid internship at a Toyota or Lexus dealerships during their first year in the program, earning while learning. With all the ASE certifications and hands-on lab time, Cypress T-TEN students quickly advance to Master Technician certification level and achieve excellent take-home pay for their work. Contact Michael Klyde to attend a T-TEN overview meeting to get started.

This program structure consists of:

  • Attend a T-TEN Overview Meeting
  • Participate in T-TEN Orientation
  • Attend AT 109 C, Intro To Toyota Technology during summer session
  • Selected students form the T-TEN cohort for the two-year program
  • Hands-on training courses and instructional materials with new Toyota/Lexus vehicles
  • Toyota/Lexus internship, earn while you learn
  • Dealership placement assistance
  • Students can earn an Associate of Science Degree

Frequently Asked Questions

Program options include certificate programs and an associate in science degree.

T-TEN is not open-entry open-exit. T-TEN begins every summer with AT 109 C, Intro to Toyota Technology. Students selected from AT 109 C form a cohort who take courses in a designated sequence and complete the courses over two years.

The program cost is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. Units vary by course, but the average is three units per course. Most T-TEN students complete 62 units, and with associated textbook fees, the cost comes to approximately $4,000. Most students also qualify for some form of financial aid, and many T-TEN students apply and receive scholarships from the Orange County Auto Dealers Association (OCADA).

Toyota/Lexus Dealerships
Near Cypress:
Miller Toyota
Toyota Place
Toyota of Orange

Central/Southern Orange County:
Tustin Toyota
Tustin Lexus
Santa Margarita Toyota
Mission Viejo Lexus
Capistrano Valley Toyota

Beach Cities:
South Coast Toyota
Huntington Beach Toyota
West Coast Toyota
Carson Toyota
Manhattan Beach Toyota
Santa Monica Lexus

Los Angeles County:
Downtown LA Motors
Bob Smith Toyota
Puente Hills Toyota
Norwalk Toyota
Penske Toyota
Glendale Lexus
Glendale Toyota

Inland Empire:
Riverside Toyota
Moreno Valley Toyota
Claremont Toyota
Crown Lexus

Students interested in T-TEN must have the following:

  • CA Drivers License
  • Employable Driving Record
  • Social Security or Tax ID Number
  • Pass a background and drug test as part of employment at a Toyota or Lexus dealer
  • Automotive T-TEN Toyota and Lexus Specialist Certificate= 56 units (2 years)
  • Automotive T-TEN Air Conditioning Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
  • Automotive T-TEN Brake and Alignment Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
  • Automotive T-TEN Performance and Driveability Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
  • Automotive T-TEN Engine and Driveline Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
  • Automotive T-TEN Electrical Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)

Students interested in T-TEN must have the following:

  • CA Drivers License
  • Employable Driving Record
  • Social Security or Tax ID Number
  • Pass a background check and drug test as part of employment at a Toyota or Lexus dealer

For an overview of the program, attend an online overview meeting by contacting Michael Klyde.