Mike Warnock


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Mike Warnock




Mike has been an Automotive Instructor for Victor Valley College since 1999.  In that time he has taught many Auto classes including, Tune-up and Emissions, Engine Performance, Automotive Electronics and Computers, Basic Auto for consumers, and currently is teaching Auto-50 an Introduction to Automotive Technology.

Mike has been in the Automotive Industry for over 35 years.  After graduating from Apple Valley High School in 1975 he was off to trade school at Arizona Automotive Institute. He returned to California and started his career as an automotive technician and licensed Smog Check technician having his first Smog Check License and ASE certifications in 1976.

Mike has full time employment with the Bureau of Automotive Repair as a Program Representative assigned to the Technical Training Department.  His job duties include the development and presentation of training classes; evaluating BAR staff training needs; monitoring the effectiveness of current training programs and providing analysis on the programs contribution to the Bureau’s performance goals and objectives relating to customer satisfaction, work quality, productivity and efficiency.

He has conducted Subject Matter Expert focus groups for the BAR Training and Compliance Branch to develop new standards for the certification process of Bureau of Automotive Repair Certified Training Instructors.

Mike is a certified by the Bureau of Automotive Repair as a Smog Check Technician, Brake and Lamp Installer and as a Clean Air Car Course Instructor. Current credentials (degrees, instructor certifications, other certifications, licenses, teaching credentials, etc) include:

BAR Licensed Smog Check Technician          

BAR Qualified Licensed Brake Adjuster        

BAR Qualified Licensed Lamp Adjuster         

BAR Certified Training Instructor

South Coast AQM District – Refrigerant Recovery, Recycling and Servicing Certification (H9305201387)

IVES Certified Trainer for Forklifts and Pallet Trucks

Mike has current certifications from the National Institute of Automotive Excellence (ASE), including “Master” Automotive and Medium / Heavy Truck certification.  I am also certified by ASE in many other categories, including:

Master Automobile Technician (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8)

A1 Engine Repair

A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

A3 Manual Drive Trains and Axles

A4 Suspension and Steering

A5 Brakes

A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems

A7 Heating and Air Conditioning

A8 Engine Performance

Master Medium / Heavy Truck Technician (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8)

T1 Gasoline Engines

T2 Diesel Engines

T3 Drive Train

T4 Brakes

T5 Suspension and Steering

T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems

T7 Heating, Ventilation and A/C

T8 Preventive Maintenance Inspection

Collision Repair Technician

B5 Mechanical and Electrical Components

B6 Damage Analysis and Estimating

Under-Car Specialist (X1, A4, A5)

X1 Exhaust System Specialist

A4 Suspension and Steering

A5 Brakes

L1 Advanced Level Specialist “Automotive Advanced Engine Performance”

L2 Advanced Level Specialist “Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis”

F1 Alternate Fuels / CNG

X1 Exhaust Systems Specialist

C1 Service: Automobile Service Consultant

Toyota Collision Repair & Refinish

Prius Collision Repair                                         

I-Car Collision Industry Training

Core Training Programs

IVES Training Systems Certified Trainer

Counterbalanced Forklifts

Narrow isle Forklift

Powered Pallet Truck

His automotive experience before BAR includes:

Arizona Automotive Institute, Inc. (Automotive Trade School, 1 year)

Independent Shop Technician – 14 years

Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Nissan Dealership – 2 years

Service Writer, Independent Shop – 1 year

Service Manager, Independent Shop – 3 years

Mike has also received extensive training in developing, conducting and evaluating training programs and classes, including:

Instruction Techniques for Trainers

Interactive Training Techniques

Training Developer’s Workshop

Train the Trainer Course for Smog Check Instructor

Interpersonal Communication Skills Course     

Effective Presentations                                   

Hobbies and Interests:  Mike’s hobbies and interests start with his family (Grand-children) first, his motorcycle second and everything else next...

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