NACAT 2021 Virtual Events Schedule

Join NACAT for these upcoming events – directly from your home or office!

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(All times are CDT)
Thursday, April 15
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion:The Current and Future Models for Instructors to Receive Continuing Education | Register Now
Tuesday, April 20
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Al Santini How to Teach CAN Bus Diagnostics with Information Mostly Available at the DLC | Register Now
Thursday, April 22
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Curt Ward ADAS 101: Adding Automatic Driver Assistance Systems to the Automotive Classroom | Register Now

About the Instructors

Al Santini Al Santini has been teaching automotive for many years. First as a high school teacher, then area vocational Center and retiring out of the College of DuPage.  After retirement he started Automotive Consultants, working in vehicle emission states. Eight years ago, he became a Technical Trainer for ConsuLab.

Al has been a NACAT member for 32 years and given many presentations at the annual conferences. Al’s philosophy is to give you something you can use tomorrow. Not heavy theory, but hands on experiences that can be used in today’s classroom and lab.

Curt Ward Curt Ward brings over 35 years of talent, experience and automotive knowledge to his work. Curt is an automotive professor at Joliet Junior College.  He has co-authored two textbooks with James Halderman for Pearson Education and has presented at numerous conferences across North America.

Curt has an Associates of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology from Southern Illinois University. He has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Organizational Communications from North Central College. He earned his Master’s degree in Adult Education at the University of Phoenix.

Curt is an ASE Master Automotive Technician and “L1” Advanced Engine Performance certified. He is also certified in “L3” Light Duty Hybrid/ Electric Vehicle Specialist, “F1” Alternate Fuels, “A9” Light Vehicle Diesel Engines and “G1” Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair.