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Automotive technicians apply troubleshooting skills to diagnose and repair vehicles on the job. They specialize in repairing vehicles that use advanced diagnostic computers. They interpret a vehicle’s diagnostic codes to assess errors and make a plan to proceed with the repairs. As a technician, you may even specialize in working on one or more car brands.

 

 

Program Details

At TSTC, your lab is an automotive shop equipped with lifts, computerized equipment, tools and more. All TSTC instructors are certified by the Automotive Service Excellence Educational Foundation, the gold standard of certification. You’re sure to get the qualified training you need for the job.

You have great opportunities to develop specializations in particular vehicle manufacturers. TSTC offers training specializations in Tesla, Toyota and Chrysler vehicles at our Waco campus. These specialization programs have special requirements, so check those requirements before enrolling.

 
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Tesla, Toyota & Chrysler Specializations*

You want specializations? We’ve got them! You can train to be service technicians for Tesla, Toyota or Chrysler.

TSTC is a proud partner in the Tesla START program and is the first college to offer the program in Texas. Tesla START offers an intensive 12-week electric vehicle service-training program designed to provide you with the skills necessary for a successful career with Tesla. During the course of the program, you will develop technical expertise through a blended approach of in-class theory, hands-on labs and self-paced learning. The Tesla Advanced Technical Certificate requires an AAS in Automotive Technology as a prerequisite. Contact teslastart@tstc.edu.

The Toyota Technical Training & Education Network (T-TEN) program fills the growing need for highly professional, technically competent apprentice technicians for Toyota dealerships. The program offers the latest educational and instructional course materials, paid dealership cooperative education opportunities, scholarships and tools, dealership placement assistance, and a state-of-the-art education on the latest components and vehicles.

The MOPAR College Automotive Program (CAP) is a specialization through a partnership between Stellantis (formerly Chrysler LLC) and TSTC. The MCAP automotive program is designed to upgrade the technical competency and professionalism of the incoming dealership technician. The curriculum, designed by Chrysler and TSTC, provides hands-on training on the latest vehicles, components and instructional materials utilizing high-tech diagnostic equipment.

In addition to the TSTC application, complete the application below for consideration into any of these programs.

*Currently offered on the Waco campus

Degree Plans

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ASSOCIATE
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Automotive Technology
Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
16 months
$12,780
CERTIFICATE
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Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
Certificate 1
Hybrid
12 months
$7,548
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Automotive Technology-Toyota T-Ten Specialization
Certificate 2
Hybrid
20 months
$11,322
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Automotive Technician
Certificate 2
Hybrid
16 months
$9,990
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Automotive Technology-Chrysler Specialization
Certificate 2
Hybrid
20 months
$10,878
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Automotive Tesla Start Technician
Advanced Technical Certificate
4 months
$3,552
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The Tesla Advanced Technical Certificate requires an AAS in Automotive Technology as a pre-requisite. Contact teslastart@tstc.edu

Skills Award
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Basic Automotive
Occupational Skills Award
Hybrid
4 months
$2,220
$12,780
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