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David Van Brasch

David Van Brasch
Room 1540
Phone: 510.723.7276
Email: dvanbrasch@chabotcollege.edu

Professional Work Experience:

The crazy City of Berkeley was responsible for my fascination with

Automobiles.  I began working on cars in Berkeley while attending

Cal in the 1960s.  “Foreign” cars were everywhere and captured my

imagination, especially the high-performance vehicles.  I worked as

a mechanic, foreman and service manager for 15 years before joining

Sun Electric to sell automotive test equipment, train technicians and

service the Sun Machines.  Snap-on Tools purchased Sun Electric in 1989.

I retired  from Snap-on in 2002  as a Diagnostic Consultant.

Teaching Experience: 

Teaching automotive technology has been a consuming interest for

many years.  I began teaching at Chabot College in 1974 in the

evening, and have enjoyed the profession since that time.  I hold an

unlimited teaching credential, have taught at 4 colleges, trained

California BAR undercover agents, revised BAR technical publications,

presented at a national College Automotive Teachers convention,

trained for the Dept of Education, etc.  However, interaction with

College Automotive Students and watching their growth has been the

greatest of pleasures.  The future belongs to our capable, educated

young men and women… and I am happy to report it is in good hands.

Licensing, Certifications and Affiliations:

ASE Master Automotive Technician (1972) w/ L1

California Smog Tech – 1962 thru 1990

Mobil Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Certification

Auto Tech Advisory Board Member – 8 schools

AAA Student Competition Final Judge – 21 years

NATEF Certification Team Member – College of Alameda

Automotive Technician Associates Past President

California Teaching Credential      


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