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Umpqua Community College’s partnership with Toyota offers a Toyota Option for students who want to become Toyota Certified in addition to the Automotive Technology Certificates and AAS Degree.
The goal of the T-TEN program is to train future automotive technicians to work for Toyota dealership service departments. The T-TEN standard requires student technicians to receive 2 years of training that is divided between technical college classroom/lab education and Toyota dealership internship education experience.
The students need to complete the following requirements:
- Meet all school requirements for degree, including all general education requirements.
- Pass each of Toyota’s required tests in ELearning and Instructor led, Toyota infused classes. All test scores must be 80% or higher for student seeking Toyota certificate.
- Complete an approved Worksite Education Experience of a minimum 640 hours (Note: 425 hours are included in the UCC degree), which increases electives from 11 to 13 (see Program Adviser)
- Pass any TWO ASE tests from A-1 through A-8
- Pass an Air-Conditioning Certificate from one of the following organizations:
- ASE (Refrigerant recovery and recycling certification test)
- Mobile Air Conditioning Society
- International Mobile Air Conditioning Association
Total Degree requirements for AAS degree with Toyota option = 91
Students in the T-TEN program will be responsible for travel, housing, and living expenses during the required summer internship. Cost varies according to internship location, and are not covered by student fees.
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Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Automotive program.
If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.
View / Download Career Pathways information for Automotive Service Technology
View / Download catalog information for T-Ten Automotive (AAS Degree)
View / Download catalog information for T-Ten Advanced Technician (Certificate)
View / Download catalog information for T-Ten Basic Technician (Certificate)
Money for College
Don't miss your chance to apply for a UCC Foundation Scholarship! The application period is open now through March 13. The UCC Scholars application is combined in the same application process. Need help? Check out scholarship nights. (Feb 21 & Mar 7)
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
John Blakely - Contact
Coordinator, Associate Professor, Automotive