Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:
- Demand for Automotive Technicians is expected to grow about 5%* between 2014 and 2024
- Entry level wages for Toyota Technicians are about $14/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics
**The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Advanced Automotive Service Technology –
Atlantic Technical College has been consistently recognized as the top Toyota training program in the country. This advanced program is an intense training and academic program provided by ATC in partnership with Toyota Motor North America Inc.; Southeast Toyota Distributors; local Toyota and Lexus dealers and Broward College.
Program Length: 2400 hours/approx. 24 months – full time
Schedule: M – Th 7:05 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
- 18 Years of Age or older by October of entering year
- Complete a Program Orientation
- Standard High School or State Awarded High School Diploma
- Basic Skills testing or exemption
- Interview with Program Counselor for additional program requirements.
Course Content: The Advanced Automotive Service Technology (Toyota T-TEN) program is specific to Toyota/Lexus products using Toyota/Lexus automotive vehicles, trainers, parts, tools and curriculum materials. Instruction includes practical classroom applications and an internship experience at a Toyota/Lexus dealership under the supervision of a Certified Toyota/Lexus Technician and the Program Teacher-Coordinator. Instruction also coincides with the eight (8) areas of professional technician certification recognized by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Today’s technicians must possess advanced skills in math, communications, electronics and the ability to diagnose complex problems.
This advanced program is an intense training and academic program provided by ATC in partnership with Toyota Motor North America Inc.; Southeast Toyota Distributors; local Toyota and Lexus dealers; and Broward College.
Additional Skills Covered:
- Introduction to Automotive Technology
- Engine Repair & Performance
- Automatic Transmission / Transaxle
- Electrical Systems/Auto Electronics
- Heating & Air Conditioning
- Manual Drive Train & Axles
- Suspension & Steering
- Brake Systems
- Advanced Engine Performance
- Internship in a Local Toyota / Lexus Dealership
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an AS/AAS Degree by Broward College. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
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Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation
Step 2 ⇒ Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria
- See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
- Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
- Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.
Step 3 ⇒ Meet with your counselor/advisor
- Receive test results
- Discuss technical or academic program placement
- Special needs
- Financial aid
- Registration procedures
Step 4 ⇒ Registration and Enrollment