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Diagnose and repair

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 CAP College Automotive Program 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
CERTIFICATE
ADV CERT
Core Curriculum
Study Comp.
Institutional Award
Skills Award
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Automotive Technology-Chrysler Specialization
CER2 Certificate of Completion
PBE
Hybrid
20
$9,990
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Automotive Technician
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
PBE
16
$9,346
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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY TOYOTA T-TEN
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
PBE
20
UPDATES:

The Toyota T-TEN program is no longer active and accepting students. As long as there are students enrolled in the program, this program section will remain active online.

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Automotive Technology
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
PBE
16
$13,320
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Basic Automotive
OSA Occupational Skills Achievement Award
Hybrid
PBE
4
$2,886
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Automotive TESLA START Technician
ATC Advanced Technology Cert
PBE
Hybrid
4
$3,552
UPDATES:

The TESLA START Advanced Technical Certificate requires an AAS in Automotive Technology as a pre-requisite. Contact teslastart@tstc.edu

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Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
CER1 Certificate of Completion
Online
PBE
Hybrid
12
$7,548
$13,320
$2,886
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