Kenneth Welch

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Associate Faculty
Automotive Technology (SC)
Div of Advanced Tech & Applied Sciences
MVHS 400
Saddleback College

Retired - 1/1/2015


M.A. Vocational Education, CSU Long Beach, 1996

B.A.  Industrial Education, CSU Long Beach, 1973

A.A.  Industrial Arts, Fullerton College, 1972


Teaching experience at the Community College, High School, Regional Occupational Program, and University levels for 41 1/2 years.


Current Saddleback College courses:

Automatic Transmission Auto 107 (Fall semester)

Power Train Auto 105 (Spring Semester)


Teaching Experience:

Saddleback College Automotive Technology instructor for 38 1/2 years (1976 to January 2015)

Mission Viejo High School Automotive Technology full-time (1976 - Retired 2012)

Coastline Regional Occupational Program (1983 – Retired 2012)

CSU at Long Beach – Part-time Vocational Education (1996)

CSU at Long Beach - Part-time Automotive Instructor (1973 – 1975)

Esperanza High School - Full-time Automotive Instructor (1974 -1976)


Awards and Recognitions:

ASE World Class Technician - Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan

2012 Teacher of the Year - Mission Viejo High School

2009 Outstanding High School Automotive Instructor - California Automotive Teachers

1998 California ROP Automotive Teacher of the Year - California Automotive Teachers

1995 Valvoline Teacher of the Year - National Automobile Dealers Contest, New York

1993 Teacher of the Year - Mission Viejo High School

1993 Teacher of the Year award - South Orange County Chambers of Commerce