The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for high‐skill, high‐demand positions in the automotive industry. Completers will have opportunities in dealerships; large tire, lube and repair chains; as well as independent shops. In addition to earning stackable certificates, marketable skills, and AAS degrees, completers will be prepared to earn industry recognized ASE certifications qualifying them for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) or Automotive Service Technician (AST) or Master Automobile Service Technology (MAST) designation.
Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT)
The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program provides students the training to maintain, diagnose, and repair two of the most popular brands in automotive. The two-year Associate of Applied Science degree will allow students to complete up to 70% of the training required to become a qualified professional automotive technician for any Honda or Acura dealer.
Additionally, students will have the opportunity to earn at least two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications and be sponsored for an entry-level position in a Honda or Acura dealership while in the program.
Enrollment into the program requires departmental permission. The ideal student must meet employment eligibility requirements for Honda and Acura franchise dealerships, which may include a background check, drug screenings, and verification of driving record.
Automotive Technology Toyota T-TEN
Students enrolled in the Toyota Technician-Training and Education Network (T-TEN) at Collin College seek to become professional technicians at a Toyota or Lexus dealership. Upon completing the two-year degree, students will have earned a minimum of 640 internship hours as an entry-level technician at a Toyota or Lexus dealership, passed at least two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications, and earned nine Toyota certifications. The Toyota T-TEN program has one of the highest training standards in the automotive industry, accelerating a student into the automotive workforce.
Enrollment into the program requires departmental permission. The ideal student must meet employment eligibility requirements for any Toyota or Lexus franchise dealerships, which may include a background check, drug screenings, and verification of driving record.