Instructor Profiles

 

 

Instructor Joe MullearyName: Joe Mulleary
Length of Employment with Cerritos College Automotive? 1 year
Teaches:GM ASEP, along with Brakes and Steering & Suspension for our non-corporate students.
Work Experience: GM dealer technician, Warranty Technician at Hyundai Motor America.
College Education/Degrees: AA from Cerritos College- Automotive Technology (GM ASEP 22), BS from CSU Chico- Recreation Administration, MA from Humboldt State University- Education.
Special Certifications: ASE certified Master Technician.
Professional Organizations: Member of California Automotive Teachers (CAT) and International Association of General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (IAGMASEP).
Pastime/Hobby: Cycling, especially mountain biking, traveling, being active outdoors, motorcycle riding, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Instructor Tony BaronName: Tony Baron
Length of Employment with Cerritos College Automotive? Part time from 1978-1986 and full time from 1986-present.
Teaches: Ford ASSET Training-Emissions/Smog Inspection Program
Work Experience: Cadillac Dealership/Independent Garage/Garage owner from 1964-1986
College Education/Degrees: AS AA from Pierce College, BA from Cal State LA
Special Certifications: Ford Training Instructor, California Emission Instructor, ASE Masters 36 years.
Professional Organizations: SCTA-Southern California Timing Association. C.A.T.-California Auto Teacher. 200 M.P.H. Bonneville Club Life Member
Pastime/Hobby: Building Hot Rods.  Competing in Bonneville Salt Flats-El Mirage Drylake-Land Speed Racing.  And Building Speed Equipment for Ford Flathead Race Engines.

 

Jon BenderName: Jon W. Bender
Length of Employment with Cerritos College Automotive? 20 Years
Teaches:Ford ASSET.
Work Experience: Dealership technician for 10 years.  F.B.I. garage for 6 years.
College Education/Degrees: A.A., A.S., Los Angeles Pierce College.  B.A., California State University Los Angeles.
Special Certifications: Ford Motor Company Certified, A.S.E. Certified in Engines, Electrical, Heating, Air Conditioning, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, Engine Performance, Manual and Automatic Transmissions, and Advanced Engine Performance.
Professional Organizations: Member of California Automotive Teachers Association (C.A.T.)
Pastimes/Hobbies: 4x4 off-roading, snow skiing, motorcycles (dirt bikes, atvs) riding.




Leonard GlickName: Leonard Glick
Length of Employment with Cerritos College Automotive? Finishing my third year
Teaches: The Import Technician Training Program classes along with Auto 100
Work Experience: Training instructor with Nissan Motor Corporation. Field Service Engineer and Technical Center Manager with Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America. Recall and Service Campaign Specialist with Nissan Motor Corporation
College Education/Degrees: BA and MA degrees in Industrial Education from CSULB
Special Certifications: ASE certifications in A1 through A8 plus L1. California Smog Check Technician License
Professional Organizations: Society of Automotive Engineers
Pastime/Hobby: Working with cars and just about anything else that moves.

 

Kevin TaylorName: Kevin Taylor
Length of Employment with Cerritos College Automotive? Teaching Automotive at Cerritos College since 1991.
Teaches: Currently teaching the General Motors ASEP program, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmissions, and IMPCO Technologies Fuel Systems.
Work Experience: Self employed as owner operator of Pacific Automotive, an automotive wholesale and retail dealership. Pacific Automotive also provides dealership customer relations consulting and new vehicle delivery programs. Before being self employed, I was with Chrysler Corporation working as a District Service manager.
College Education/Degrees: Graduate of Long Beach State University, BA Industrial Education, MA Industrial Education.
Special Certifications: ASE certified Master Technician and F1 Alternative Fuels.
Professional Organizations: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE),California Automotive Teachers (CAT), California Industrial and Technology Education Association (CITEA), and California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE).
Pastime/Hobby: Mountain biking and camping.

 

Frank VegaName: Frank J. Vega
Length of Employment with Cerritos College Automotive? Since 2001.
Teaches: Auto 100, Chrysler (CAP), Import Technician Training Program (ITTP), Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Engines, Drivetrain, Transmissions and Axles, Electronic Engine Management Systems.
Work Experience: Dodge Dealership, and a Family owned Independent Shop.
College Education/Degrees: Chrysler (CAP 12) graduate, AA Degree (with honors) Cerritos College, BA Degree University of La Verne.
Special Certifications: Chrysler Factory Certified, ASE Certified, Automotive Manufacturer Specialty Certificate.
Pastime/Hobby: Spending time with my children, Traveling, Movies and Working Out.