Charles DeBernardi

Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology

Charles DeBernardi
Email
cdebernardi@kaskaskia.edu
Phone
618-545-3369
Location
Main Campus
Office
Science and Technology, ST 142

Year Hired
2007

Degree
Associates in Applied Science Kaskaskia College
ASE Master Automotive Technician
ASE Advance Level Specialist
ASE Service Consultant
SE Parts Specialist
ASE Maintence and Light Repair Technician
Advance Hybrid and Alternative Fuels Certified

Awards & Recognitions 
2009 Kaskaskia College Horizon Award
2014 Cengage Learning Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award

Student Organizations
Automotive Student Organization Sponsor

Professional Affiliations
Automotive Service Association, Automotive Parts & Service Association of Illinois, North American Council of Automotive Teachers, Illinois College Automotive Instructors Association, SkillsUSA, and The Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide.

What did you do before you began teaching at Kaskaskia College? I am third generation automotive technician and have been in the industry for over 40 years. Also, I have operated and owned a repair shop for 12 years.

How does learning in (discipline) prepare students personally and professionally? In the automotive program we try to make the learning experience as close as possible to the real world with hands-on learning. The student spends most of their time in the automotive shop not in the classroom. We also work on the soft-skills of the automotive repair process.

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