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June 03, 2009
Toyota Donates Lexus Hybrid to Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Tech's Automotive Technology Program receives new training vehicle
Gwinnett Tech's Automotive Service Technology program has added a Lexus LS600 HL to its training fleet, donated by Toyota Motor Sales.
"This generous donation will expose students to the latest Lexus hybrid technology," says Larry Wehunt, Gwinnett Tech Toyota T-TEN program director. "Students will learn and train with the Lexus hybrid and become familiar with its functions and many new technologically-advanced features of alternative fuel vehicles."
Hybrid technology - which uses both gasoline and electricity - requires the work of specially trained automotive technicians who have mastered additional performance and safety requirements.
Gwinnett Tech's Automotive Service Technology Program already includes two Toyota Prius Hybrids, also donated by Toyota Motor Sales. Gwinnett Tech is the only Georgia technical college that offers the Toyota T-Ten program, where students divide their time between classroom instruction and a Toyota dealership while in school. Students have the option of earning an associate degree or diploma in the program, and the sponsoring dealership pays for the student's Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests.
Gwinnett Tech offers similar cooperative programs with other automotive manufacturers, including Nissan and DaimlerChrysler. Students in these programs can earn a two-year associate of applied science degree. Gwinnett Tech also offers several automotive technology certificate programs, which take only a few quarters to complete.
The college's automotive program was recently named a Top 20 School of the Year by Tomorrow's Technician and Chicago Pneumatic magazine.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be finished in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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