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Clark College’s Dealer Ready Automotive Technology programs include the Toyota Technician & Education Network (Toyota T-TEN), the Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (Honda PACT), and the Dick Hannah Initiative for Technician Education at Clark College (HiTECC).

Our cohort programs start every August and have a regional reputation for producing automotive technicians with good mechanical skills and a thorough understanding of automotive computer, electrical, and electronics systems to work on today’s vehicles.

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Why Clark?

Do you want to work as a technician in the automotive industry? If so, you’re in the right place.

An incredible opportunity awaits you at Clark College. Dealer Ready students participate in paid internships, receive factory certified training, and graduate with credentials from highly respected automotive industry organizations including the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Students learn current automotive technology by working in a 14,000 square foot facility on state-of-the-art simulators and late-model vehicles donated by local industry.

Our graduates are in high demand by dealerships and experience an accelerated path to better pay and benefits. Clark College is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and has been training automotive technicians for more than 40 years.

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Automotive Technology
Clark College has three automotive program offerings:
• Toyota T-TEN
• HiTECC (Dealer Ready)
• General Automotive (MLR)

Toyota T-TEN
Clark College is an award-winning Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) training center. Our T-TEN program requires a Toyota Dealer sponsorship prior to admission. Entry into the program is yearly, beginning summer quarter; the format is a two-year program of a quarter of instruction on campus followed by a quarter of on-the-job learning. This means that for the two years that they are in the program, students alternate one quarter of full-time classroom and lab practice with one quarter as a full-time dealership apprentice.

HiTECC (Dealer Ready)
The Hannah initiative for Technician Education with Clark College, or HiTECC automotive program prepares students for maintenance and repair employment opportunities in automotive dealerships nationwide. This program provides a broad overview of technology used in modern vehicles. The program structure is patterned after the successful Toyota program and will require a dealership sponsor prior to entry. Students will participate in a cooperative work experience at a dealership while attending school.

For all programs, students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.

For additional information regarding the Automotive Technology programs, contact Michaela Loveridge, Student Recruitment and Retention Specialist, 360-992-2551 or mloveridge@clark.edu.
T-TEN Automotive (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 106
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH (recommended)
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 150
INTRODUCTION TO TOYOTA
5 cr.
AUTO 151
TOYOTA ELECTRICAL I
8 cr.
AUTO 152
TOYOTA ELECTRICAL II
8 cr.
AUTO 153
TOYOTA BRAKES
8 cr.
AUTO 154
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP I
8 cr.
AUTO 155
TOYOTA STEERING AND SUSPENSION
8 cr.
AUTO 156
TOYOTA ENGINE PERFORMANCE I
8 cr.
AUTO 157
TOYOTA ENGINE PERFORMANCE II
8 cr.
AUTO 250
TOYOTA CLIMATE CONTROL
8 cr.
AUTO 251
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP II
8 cr.
AUTO 252
TOYOTA ENGINE MECHANICAL
8 cr.
AUTO 253
TOYOTA MANUAL TRANSMISSION
8 cr.
AUTO 254
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
8 cr.
AUTO 255
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP III
8 cr.
Total Required Credits: 118
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Use Toyota's 6-step process to verify customer vehicle concern, determine related symptoms, analyze symptoms, isolate cause of concern, correct the concern, and verify proper vehicle operation.
  • Represent Toyota/Lexus and their dealers by being competent, highly trained, and ethical Toyota technicians.
  • Achieve, maintain, and advance in the Toyota/Lexus technician certification process.
  • Work as an effective team member in a Toyota dealership environment.
  • Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
HiTECC Automotive Technology (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 106
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
3 cr.
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 160
INTRODUCTION TO DEALERSHIP OPERATIONS
5 cr.
AUTO 161
ELECTRICAL I
8 cr.
AUTO 162
ELECTRICAL II
8 cr.
AUTO 163
BRAKES
8 cr.
AUTO 164
INTERNSHIP I
8 cr.
AUTO 165
STEERING AND SUSPENSION
8 cr.
AUTO 166
ENGINE PERFORMANCE I
8 cr.
AUTO 167
INTERNSHIP I
8 cr.
AUTO 260
CLIMATE CONTROL
8 cr.
AUTO 261
INTERNSHIP II
8 cr.
AUTO 262
ENGINE MECHANICAL
8 cr.
AUTO 263
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
8 cr.
AUTO 264
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
8 cr.
AUTO 265
INTERNSHIP III
8 cr.
Total Required Credits: 118
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Use a 6-step process to verify customer vehicle concern, determine related symptoms, analyze symptoms, isolate cause of concern, correct the concern, and verify proper vehicle operation.
  • Represent sponsoring dealers by being competent, highly trained, and ethical dealership technicians.
  • Achieve, maintain, and advance in the ASE technician certification process.
T-TEN Automotive (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (recommended)
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
College-Level Math Required
MATH 103
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY (recommended)
5 cr.
or MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY (recommended)
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
SOC& 101
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (recommended)
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 150
INTRODUCTION TO TOYOTA
5 cr.
AUTO 151
TOYOTA ELECTRICAL I
8 cr.
AUTO 152
TOYOTA ELECTRICAL II
8 cr.
AUTO 153
TOYOTA BRAKES
8 cr.
AUTO 154
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP I
8 cr.
AUTO 155
TOYOTA STEERING AND SUSPENSION
8 cr.
AUTO 156
TOYOTA ENGINE PERFORMANCE I
8 cr.
AUTO 157
TOYOTA ENGINE PERFORMANCE II
8 cr.
AUTO 250
TOYOTA CLIMATE CONTROL
8 cr.
AUTO 251
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP II
8 cr.
AUTO 252
TOYOTA ENGINE MECHANICAL
8 cr.
AUTO 253
TOYOTA MANUAL TRANSMISSION
8 cr.
AUTO 254
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
8 cr.
AUTO 255
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP III
8 cr.
Total Required Credits: 124
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Use Toyota's 6-step process to verify customer vehicle concern, determine related symptoms, analyze symptoms, isolate cause of concern, correct the concern, and verify proper vehicle operation.
  • Represent Toyota/Lexus and their dealers by being competent, highly trained, and ethical Toyota technicians.
  • Achieve, maintain, and advance in the Toyota/Lexus technician certification process.
  • Work as an effective team member in a Toyota dealership environment.
  • Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
HiTECC Automotive Technology (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
SOC& 101
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 160
INTRODUCTION TO DEALERSHIP OPERATIONS
5 cr.
AUTO 161
ELECTRICAL I
8 cr.
AUTO 162
ELECTRICAL II
8 cr.
AUTO 163
BRAKES
8 cr.
AUTO 164
INTERNSHIP I
8 cr.
AUTO 165
STEERING AND SUSPENSION
8 cr.
AUTO 166
ENGINE PERFORMANCE I
8 cr.
AUTO 167
INTERNSHIP I
8 cr.
AUTO 260
CLIMATE CONTROL
8 cr.
AUTO 261
INTERNSHIP II
8 cr.
AUTO 262
ENGINE MECHANICAL
8 cr.
AUTO 263
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
8 cr.
AUTO 264
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
8 cr.
AUTO 265
INTERNSHIP III
8 cr.
Total Required Credits: 124
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Use a 6-step process to verify customer vehicle concern, determine related symptoms, analyze symptoms, isolate cause of concern, correct the concern, and verify proper vehicle operation.
  • Represent sponsoring dealers by being competent, highly trained, and ethical dealership technicians.
  • Achieve, maintain, and advance in the ASE technician certification process.
  • Work as an effective team member in a dealership environment.