Todd Kuhns


Todd Kuhns

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Todd Kuhns


Automotive Instructor


Todd has been an Automotive Instructor for Victor Valley College since 2015.  In that time, he has taught and substituted many different Automotive classes.

Todd has been in the Automotive Industry for over 20 years.  After graduating from High School in 1995 he began to take Automotive classes at VVC taught by John Sweet. 

Todd 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.

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

BAR Licensed Smog Check Technician          

BAR Qualified Licensed Brake Adjuster        

BAR Qualified Licensed Lamp Adjuster         

BAR Certified Training Instructor

Todd has current certifications from the National Institute of Automotive Excellence (ASE), including “Master” Automotive certification 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, A9)

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

A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines

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

T1 Gasoline Engines

T2 Diesel Engines

T5 Suspension and Steering

T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems

T7 Heating, Ventilation and A/C

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”

L3 Advanced Level Specialist “Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle”

X1 Exhaust Systems Specialist

C1 Service: Automobile Service Consultant

G1 Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Toyota Collision Repair & Refinish

Todd’s automotive experience before BAR includes:

Victor Valley College – 2+ years

Independent Shop Technician – 18 years

Todd 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:  Todd’s hobbies and interests start with his family first, “off roading” and boating with the family and everything else after that…

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