Going to Toyota mechanic school

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  1. dryfly

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    Well I spent several years as a Paramedic, then wandered aimlessly in college....and am now about to start Toyota's T-ten training program through another local college. I've always loved Toyota's (and Lexus!) and started working on them about 15 years ago when I bought an FJ40. Seem's like everybody out there knows a mechanic, so can anybody give me some positive thoughts on my new career change? Thanks!
     
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    Good Luck! Wich one you going to?? Oklahoma and Farmington are the best. Almost went to the Farmington one. A great achool.
     
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    Was signed up for the Weber State one in Ogden UT. But I enlisted just shortly after. Sweetest program around man, nice facilities too. Good for ya.
     
  4. dryfly

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    I'm in the Dallas Fort Worth area. The closest T-ten program is taught through one of Dallas Community College's campus.
     
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    Trivia question:

    What does T-TEN stand for?
     
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    Hopefully they will teach you how to replaster firewalls and replace headlight fluid in case you want to get a job at the place near here.

    Good luck! :beer:

    Steve
     
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    As a 27 year Toyota veteran I'll let that cat out of the bag then...;)

    Toyota

    Technical

    Education

    Network


    :D
     
  9. dryfly

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    AH ha
     
  10. bh4rnnr

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    So I did no it. Was first gonna Technical Information sytem, but then I soon relized that was way off :rolleyes: .
     
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    beno Gihee Arakawa Moderator GOLD Star

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    Nice going--sounds like an excellent choice as Toyota is developing an even broader base of the automobile market in the US which will require more and more qualified service technicians.

    So, my question is, how did you get into the program? What were the prerequisites? What credentials will you be taking from the program? How long is the program? how much $$$? And what are the job placement stats. like?

    Congrats..

    Best.
    -onur
    Akron, OH
     
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    Dryfly,

    Where are you located? A member of Wasatch Cruisers is the Service Training specialist in the Denver region. He teaches in Utah, NV and AZ. I'm sure he'd love to have a Cruiserhead in one of his classes. If he is any indication of the type of instructors you'll have you should receive a fine education. He was a Master Diagnostic Tech at a local dealer for the last 7 or 8 years and loved it. I think you made a wise choice.
    dmc
     
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    Beno.............the only thing I had to do was take this goofy (guess I shouldn't say that, it was kinda hard) mechanical apptitude test and enroll at the college. You can get just a certification or an associates degree. Takes between one and two years. I just paid $720 for this semester (fall.) I'm not sure what my exact "title" will be when I finish.

    dmc.......I'm in Grapevine, it's imbetween Dallas and Fort Worth. I don't know if I'll be lucky enough to get a cruiser nut for an instructor.

    I know they like to have you placed in a dealership as soon as possible, I sure hope so anyway.....I need a job.
     
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    osu okmulgee (oklahoma state university's vocational campus) has a GOOD automotive program with a a t-ten option

    :)

    only about 4 hours from you in fart worth.
     
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    My son just finished his first year in a T-TEN program. He now works part-time at Cruisersolutions, and full-time at Sears doing tires and batteries. He decided to take a year off, school is really a struggle for him.

    Being a tech at a Toyota dealer isn't as glamorous as it sounds. They don't rebuild anything, they just replace the entire assembly. Most of the work is routine maintenance stuff - oil changes, t-belt changes, replacing burned out bulbs, etc.
     
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    Dave, whats his name again? Think I met him this spring when he was out here in Denver training with Bill Van Beak...
     
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    A lot of mechanics would call that a great job! Also they pay well and on time and the techs don't have to deal with the customer issues.
     
  18. marimoto

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    Hi dryfly, I see that you're writing from Forth Worth in Texas, so if you're searching for an automotive mechanic school offering Toyota TPAT program in TX you can try at UTI. :bounce::bounce:
     
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