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
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.
Students enrolled in the T-TEN program will follow the Automotive
Technology curriculum. However, these courses are taught using
Toyotas 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
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.
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 students 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
Tidewater Community College
Regional Automotive Center
600 Innovation Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Toyota Technical Education Network official