C-GCC Launches Toyota TECS Elite Automotive Training Program – CGCC
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C-GCC Launches Toyota TECS Elite Automotive Training Program

C-GCC has announced the launch of the Toyota Technician Education College Support (TECS) Elite program, a highly focused automotive technology option open now for registration that will prepare students for in-demand careers in the automotive industry.

Edward Smith, Jr., assistant professor of Automotive Technology at C-GCC, explained that the new program will prepare students to be certified technicians at Toyota and Lexus dealerships, with an emphasis on maintenance-level services designed to enable students to work immediately after certification.

“The sophistication of today’s automobiles requires highly skilled and well trained technicians,” said Smith, noting that hands-on classes will teach skills in electricity and electronics, automatic and manual transmissions; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems; steering and suspension; engine performance; and more. “The Toyota TECS Elite program teaches many of the skills that are in high demand, making it a great place to start a fulfilling and rewarding career.”

C-GCC is now one of just 44 TECS Elite program providers in the U.S., providing the first step in a longer career path that qualifies students as entry-level technicians for Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Through this program, students learn from Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified Master Technicians and earn an Associates Degree in Occupational Studies (AOS) or an Associates in Applied Science (AAS).

For more information and a list of program and tool requirements, contact Edward Smith, Jr., Department of Automotive Technology, at (518) 828-4181, extension 3422, or edward.smith@sunycgcc.edu.