Advanced Automotive Service Technology (T-TEN)


Program Objective:

The Advanced Automotive Service Technology program is committed to provide educational support through the Technician Training and Education Network program in order to prepare students for professional positions of distinction in the automotive service technology repair industry. Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College will strive to meet and exceed the needs of our students, graduates, faculty, community, and business partners by providing innovative and competitive programs and utilizing assistance from Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., and Toyota/Lexus Dealerships in the educational and employment process.

How to become a Mechanic/Automotive Technician at Toyota/Lexus

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Occupational Outlook

Curriculum Framework 

Program Outlook:

The Advanced Automotive Service Technology program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as Toyota or Lexus Technician Specialists in the automotive industry. This program includes a combination of classroom theory anda practical experience at the school and dealerships on Toyota/Lexus automobiles. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF). Students are eligible to join the SkillsUSA.

Program Content:

The content includes but is not limited to broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Automotive industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

  • Electrical Systems
  • Standard and Anti-Lock Brake Systems
  • Air Conditioning and Heating System
  • Engine Repair
  • Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Emission Control Systems
  • Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Suspension Systems
  • Hybrids
  • On-the-job Training
  • Employability Skills/Safety

Length of Program:

The average length of this program is 2400 hours (approximately 24 months) for students attending full-time. Actual time in class is dependent upon enrollment status and the length of time the student requires to achieve competencies. This program contains nine occupational completion points designed to prepare students for various entry level jobs within this occupational area.

Admission Requirements:

  • Interview with instructor.
  • Presentation of a valid Driver’s License.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Presentation of a standard High School transcript indicating graduation or GED. (Diplomas outside of the U.S. must be evaluated.
  • Social Security Card (non-U.S. citizens must produce a Resident Alien Card or a current Work Authorization card).
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Successful drug test and criminal background (required for internship placement) done at dealership.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to take the TABE test and score at least an 8.0 Grade Equivalent Score.
    *Students must take the TABE test or be exempt from it by the sixth week from the start of the program

Entrance Dates:

The program is offered in a two-year cohort interval. Please contact the T-TEN department for specific start dates. For more information please call (305) 557-1100 to speak to a counselor.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Completion of all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s)
  • Satisfy Basic Skills Requirements
    Mathematics 10     Language 10      Reading 10
  • No financial obligations
  • Students must complete the Clearance packet to receive program certificate.
  • To be a T-TEN Graduate, the student must earn two (2) ASE’s.

Program Cost:

  • In-state residents—$2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident—$10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee
  • Material fee—Varies by program
  • Identification Card fee—$5.00 per trimester
  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

AAER0011Automotive Maintenance Technician400 hours
BAER0118Advanced Engine Repair Technician200 hours
CAER0258Advanced Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician200 hours
DAER0275Advanced Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician200 hours
EAER0459Advanced Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician200 hours
FAER0419Advanced Automotive Brake System Technician200 hours
GAER0319Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician400 hours
HAER0173Advanced Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician200 hours
IAER0506Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Technician400 hours

Program Hours:

Monday—Friday 7:15 am—12:15 pm

Approximately Total Cost:


Employment Requirements:

  • Employers prefer that automotive service technicians and mechanics complete a program at a postsecondary institution.
  • Industry certification, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is usually required once the person is employed.
  • EPA licensure for technicians working with refrigerants.

Career Opportunities:

Toyota/Lexus Dealership Technician, Automotive Technician, Service Writer, Service Manager


T-TEN technicians typically start at about $75,000 a year. In some markets, Toyota or Lexus technicians who attain Master status can earn $80,000+ a year, and some even earn more than $100,000 annually. Many T-TEN graduates have the potential to earn great money, receive solid benefits, and have a great future — doing what they love.

Job Outlook:

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to have little or no change 0% from 2020 to 2030.

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