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Advanced Automotive Service Technology (T-TEN)

Mission Statement

The Advanced Automotive Service Technology (T-TEN) program is committed to providing the educational support through the T-TEN 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 in the continuation of the educational and employment process. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and our instructors are certified Master Technicians by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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 (T-TEN) program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as Technician Specialists in the automotive industry. This program includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experience on automobiles. Students are encouraged to join Skills USA. Skills USA is a national membership association for students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations,

Program Content


Course Number

Course Title

Course Length 2400 hours



Automotive Maintenance Technician

400 hours



Advanced Engine Repair Technician

200 hours



Advanced Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Technician

200 hours



Advanced Manual Drivetrain and Axle Technician

200 hours



Advanced Automotive Suspension and Steering Technician

200 hours



Advanced Automotive Brake System Technician

200 hours



Advanced Automotive Electrical/Electronic System Technician

400 hours



Advanced Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician

200 hours



Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Technician

400 hours


Industry Certification/Licensure

Throughout the program, students take these exams from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence:

  • A1- Engine Repair
  • A2- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • A3- Manual Drive Train and Axles
  •  A4- Suspension and Steering
  • A5- Brakes
  • A6-Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • A7- Heating and Air Conditioning
  • A8-Engine Performance

T-TEN students must pass a minimum of two (2) ASE’s in order to graduate from the program.

Students must also obtain a Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certification

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Length of Program

The program is offered on a full-time basis only. The average length of this program is 2,400 hours, approximately 24 months, for adults attending. This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of nine occupational completion points. OCP’s provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Interview with instructor.
  2. Presentation of a valid Driver’s License.
  3. Clean driving record.
  4. Presentation of a standard High School transcript indicating graduation or GED. (Diplomas outside of the U.S. must be evaluated.)
  5. Social Security Card (non-U.S. citizens must produce a Resident Alien Card or a current Work
    Authorization card
  6. Must be 18 years of age.
  7. Successful drug test and criminal background (required for internship placement) done at dealership.
  8. Approximate total Program Costs for tuition, books, material fees and supplies is around
    $8,621.00. Fees are subject to change
ID $30
Application Fee $90
Material/Testing Fee $1060
Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certification $19
Tuition $6,144
Books $1,110
Miscellaneous Fees





2 T-TEN Shirts

2 Work Pants

Safety Glasses

Work Boots

$3 School Patch

9.     Students must take the TABE test or be exempt from it by the sixth week from the start of the program.



Graduating Requirements

  1. Complete all nine occupational completion points.
  2. Satisfy Basic Skills Requirement:
              Reading              Math                 Language
                    10                      10                            10
    *Minimum basic academic skills (reading, mathematics and language) levels are required by the State of Florida Department of Education for career and technical programs that are 450 hours and longer in order to receive a certificate of completion from the program. However, students possessing an Associates of Applied Science degree or higher, or who have passed the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), students that have earned a license/certification for their program as identified by the Florida Department of Education, Workforce Education (Automotive Service Excellence – ASE), and students possessing a standard high school diploma from a Florida public school with a graduation year of 2007 or later are exempt from this basic skills requirement.
  3. No financial obligations.
  4. Complete the Clearance Package for program certificate.
    *Please note that to be a T-TEN graduate, student must obtain at least two (2) ASE certifications.

Entrance Dates

Please contact the T-TEN department for specific start dates.
*Please note that classes are offered in a two-year cohort interval.

Career Opportunities

  • Toyota/Lexus Dealership Automotive Technician


  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
  • Robert Morgan Instructional Service Center


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