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Toyota T-TEN


The T-TEN program at Tidewater Community College offers students the opportunity to train and work in a Toyota or Lexus dealership. This 2-year program combines theory, hands-on work, and live shop work in order to give the student the most up-to-date training available. Students train on the latest Toyota products and equipment. After graduating with an Associates in Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology, students continue to pursue their career as an automotive technician at the sponsoring dealership.

How to Apply

Applying to the program follows the same guidelines for admission to the college. Scholarships and financial aid are also available. Click on the link below for more details.

Required Courses

Students enrolled in the T-TEN program will follow the Automotive Technology curriculum. However, these courses are taught using Toyota’s specific curriculum, special tools, and vehicles. In addition the cooperative education courses must be completed in a sponsoring Toyota or Lexus dealership. See curriculum info: Associate In Applied Science Degree: Automotive Technology (909.00)

All 'hands-on' work is performed at an off-campus location called the Regional Automotive Center. Academic classes are held on each of the four TCC campuses.

Residency Program

Students from outside the Tidewater area may still participate in T-TEN through the residency program. Once a student has found a sponsoring dealer in their home area, the student attends classes for 8 weeks while staying in local housing. The following 8 weeks are spent completing their cooperative classes back at the student’s home dealership. This continues until the student completes the program. TCC has negotiated reduced rates with local hotels for students.

Local Participating Dealerships

Eligible students may interview at any of the following dealerships for a sponsorship. In addition, dealerships outside the Tidewater area can sponsor students to participate in the T-TEN program through the residency program.

Casey Toyota, Williamsburg
Charles Barker Lexus, Newport News
Charles Barker Lexus, Virginia Beach
Charles Barker Toyota, Virginia Beach
Checkered Flag Toyota, Virginia Beach
Elizabeth City Toyota, Elizabeth City, NC
First Team Toyota, Chesapeake
Gloucester Toyota, Gloucester
Pearson Toyota, Newport News
Priority Toyota, Chesapeake
RK Toyota, Hampton


Fred Cole
T-TEN Instructor
Tidewater Community College
Regional Automotive Center
600 Innovation Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 822-5070

Toyota Technical Education Network official website.