David Rodriguez
David Rodriguez
Professor, Automotive Technology 

Office: Canyon 130
Phone: 208-732-6334
Email: drodriguez@csi.edu
David Rodriguez

Education Information

A.A.S. Automotive Technology GMASEP (College of Southern Idaho)

B.S. Human Resource Training and Development (Idaho State University)  

Background/Personal Information

I graduated from the program that I now teach, so I have a good understanding of what it takes for a student to succeed in the automotive program here at CSI. I worked as a General Motors dealership technician for 8 years and spent several of those years as a working shop foreman. I have a good understanding of what it takes to succeed as a technician in today's world with ever changing technology. I currently hold the following certifications:

ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

ASE Certified Advanced Level Specialist in Engine Performance

ASE Certified Light Vehicle Diesel Engines

General Motors World Class Technician

Advanced Occupational Spec in Automotive Technology (Idaho State Board of Education Credential)

Teaching Philosophy

Education should have practical application to a student's future. I deliver information and then allow students to apply that information in the lab for reinforcement and skill development. I encourage students to question everything so that learning becomes their knowledge and not mine. This helps students to develop into productive and knowledgeable technicians that will be able to face any challenge in their automotive career as they become their own resource for information.

Links of Interest

  1. CSI Automotive
  2. GM World Class Technician



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