CR Hires Instructor For New One Year Auto Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate – Redheaded Blackbelt
The following is a press release from the College of the Redwoods:
With the start of the fall semester, College of the Redwoods welcomes a new faculty member to the Department of Automotive Technology. Bryan Kramer comes to Humboldt County from Huntington Beach, Calif., Where he was a full professor of automotive technology at Golden West College for over 16 years.
In addition to his classroom experience, Mr. Kramer brings to the college expertise in curriculum design and technical writing. As a freelance curriculum designer and technical trainer, he has developed training content for most major automakers and many transit agencies including LA Metro, Honda / Acura, Audi, Karma and Land Rover. For Audi, he developed the first High Voltage training course for their technicians, as well as the comprehensive technician training course for Audi’s first electric vehicle, the e-tron, when it was released in 2016.
While at Golden West, Mr. Kramer forged important partnerships with external organizations. He organized and completed the initial certification of the program for the National Automotive Education Foundation (NATEF) and created the college’s first automotive partnership with a major automaker, Honda Motors of America. In 2019, he created the program’s second partnership with Subaru University and Subaru Motors of America.
Mr. Kramer’s first semester at CR coincides with the introduction of a new one-year certificate: Auto Maintenance and Light Repair. Automotive industry partners who sit on CR’s advisory board have helped shape the certificate, which will provide students with sufficient training to secure entry-level technician positions after just two semesters. In order to complete the certificate, students must register for AT-10, a new introductory automotive technology course taught by Mr. Kramer.
Mr. Kramer replaces longtime faculty member Michael Richards who retired after twenty years of service in the CR Auto Tech program. He was instrumental in revitalizing the program and he will be sadly missed by the college and its industry partners.