About the Teacher

  • Michael Yonan




    The automotive program is accredited by NATEF in the area of Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR).

    I enjoyed auto shop when I was in high school, as a result, I now have over 30 years of automotive experience. I have accumulated many hours of manufacturer training and numerous certifications. My goal is to provide my students a well-rounded experience in automotive technology with an emphasis in engineering. 

    I have a Master of Arts Degree in education and hold a single subject teaching credential. I joined the Weber team in July 2000, because I believed in the concept of the school. I have seen great growth in our school and tremendous student outcomes. The small environment offers students personal attention and the opportunity to get the most out of their high school education.

    Program Goals

    Provide fundamentals of basic principles, operations, and maintenance of automotive systems

    Establish skills in diagnosing and repairing engines, brakes, transmissions, air conditioning, suspension/steering, electrical, and engine performance systems

    Demonstrate shop procedures and repair procedures with the correct tools and equipment in a safe, environmentally friendly manner.

    Provide training to develop mathematical, along with oral and written communication skills to problem solve effectively in an automotive repair shop

    Gain an understanding of the various fields of engineering and how the design process may be applied to create new processes, products, or systems that are environmentally friendly

    Develop an understanding of the relationship that exists between science and its application in the engineering and design of the automobile