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TOYOTA PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN (TPAT) PROGRAM

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TOYOTA PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN (TPAT) PROGRAM

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WHY TPAT?

The Toyota/Lexus-specific curriculum of TPAT is designed to prepare you for a career as a Toyota or Lexus dealership technician. You’ll get hands-on training on Toyota and Lexus repair and diagnostic procedures, including hybrid technology.

9 Instructor Led Credentials Leading to Toyota Certified Technician Status
20 eLearning Credentials Leading to Toyota Certified Technician Status
12 weeks Length of Specialized Training from start to finish 8

TOYOTA TPAT OVERVIEW

Set yourself apart with advanced manufacturer-specific training when you add Toyota Professional Automotive Technician (TPAT) training to your Automotive Technology or Automotive/Diesel Technology program. Designed and equipped by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., TPAT is offered at UTI and is designed to put you on a pathway to becoming a Certified Toyota or Lexus service technician.

SEE WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN TOYOTA TPAT

Take your training to the next level as you train on Toyota and Lexus specific technology. Course highlights include hybrid systems, climate control, engine controls, basic electrical & circuit diagnostics, and both manual and automatic transmission technology.

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TRAIN WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST GLOBAL BRANDS

As a TPAT student, you’ll get the focused skill set you need to generate a new career path as you train with a giant in the automotive industry.1

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A PATH TO CERTIFICATION

Because the TPAT program is certified by Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN), students become eligible to receive credit for 9 instructor-led credentials and 20 eLearning credentials leading to Certified Technician Status.

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BRAND-SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE TRAINING

Our training covers regular vehicle maintenance with specific instruction on Toyota Express Maintenance procedures.

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EARN MULTI-FACETED CERTIFICATIONS

At the conclusion of the 12-week TPAT program, students will have the training needed to achieve Toyota Certified Level technician status. Students will complete training in Electrical Circuit Diagnosis, Body Electrical Diagnosis, Hybrid General Service, Air Conditioning & Climate Control, Engine Control Systems, Brake Systems, Suspension, Steering & Handling, Manual Transmissions and Automatic Transmission Diagnosis.5

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PREPARE TO BE A TOYOTA CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN

TPAT training makes it possible for you to earn Toyota and Lexus course credits on the way to achieving Certified Technician status within the dealer network.

CERTIFICATIONS

Graduates earn credit for 9 instructor-led courses and 20 eLearning courses leading to Certified Technician status. Students will also receive their own Toyota SPIN training ID that tracks their Toyota and Lexus training history within the dealer network. Program graduates will achieve Toyota Certified Technician status upon completion of all on-campus training, achieving 2 ASE Certification and completing post-graduation tenure requirements.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES


TOYOTA 1

Toyota culture, traditions and product line. Toyota wiring diagrams and electrical diagnostic tools will be used to perform diagnosis on various electrical circuit problems, such as open and short circuits, circuit resistance and feedback problems.

 

TOYOTA 2

Toyota Hybrid general service procedures, including safety and repair procedures related to air conditioning diagnosis and service procedures; diagnosing engine control systems; recovering diagnostic trouble codes; inspecting fuel system components and diagnosing performance concerns.

 

TOYOTA 3

Perform tire and wheel service, inspect suspension components, diagnose power steering problems, diagnose vehicle handling concerns and perform various alignment methods.

 

TOYOTA 4

Receive training in Toyota Express Maintenance procedures, including vehicle maintenance service, safety and multipoint inspections. ASE certification preparation and training will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

 

SEE WHAT YOU’LL WORK ON

Toyota's goal is to build vehicles that help you get where you want to go safely and reliably. You'll get to work on their robust line as you prepare for a career that will help fulfill that mission once those vehicles are on the road.

THE TOYOTA TPAT ADVANTAGE

TPAT gives you the opportunity to learn from Toyota trained and certified instructors. You'll develop the practical skills training you need as you prepare to pursue a career at a Toyota or Lexus dealership.

In addition, students will be prepared to complete certification testing by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), considered the gold standard for independent certification of service technician skills and knowledge. Toyota requires graduates pass at least two ASE tests and meet a dealership experience requirement to be granted status as a Toyota Certified Technician.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

As a TPAT graduate, UTI will assist you in identifying employment opportunities at more than 1,400 Toyota and Lexus dealerships throughout the country.

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TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

$2 Million invested in Toyota training vehicles, tools and equipment on UTI TPAT campuses.

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FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. The UTI Financial Aid Department can answer questions and help you apply for grants, student loans, and scholarships.10

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR TOYOTA TPAT

TPAT gives you the manufacturer-specific training that hiring managers look for. To qualify for the program, you need to be a high school graduate or have your GED. You'll also need to complete one of the following:

Technology I

All Automotive courses except ADTA-102, ADTA-103, ADTA-125, ADTA-129, ADTA-135

Technology II

All Automotive courses except AT12-150, AT12-151, AT12-203, AT12-204

NASCAR Tech’s Automotive Technology

All courses except ADTA-135, ADTA-125, ADTN-140 and ADTN-141

WHERE YOU'LL LEARN

Start your advanced training with Toyota at these UTI campus locations.

*Toyota Professional Automotive Technician Program scheduled to begin at UTI-Rancho Cucamonga Summer 2021.

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