Edward E. Hester, Jr.

Faculty/Coordinator
Cedar Valley College


History with DCCCD

  • 1979-Present - Cedar Valley College

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Applied Studies, Management and Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences, Automotive Technology, Cedar Valley College
  • Automotive Instructor Update, Texas State Technical Institute
  • Instructor Training, Central Texas College
  • Advanced Instructor Training, Southwest Texas State University
  • Dispute Settlement Training, University of Wisconsin, 1993, 2004
  • Dispute Resolution Training, National Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Advanced Dispute Resolution Training, National Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Arbitrator Certification Training, national Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Basic 40 Hour Mediation Training, The Resolution Group

 Professional Certifications

ASE Certifications

World Class Technician

Master Collision Repair

Master Automotive Technician

Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician

Master Paint and Body

Master School Bus

  • A1 Engine Repair
  • A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • A4 Suspension and Steering
  • A5 Brakes
  • A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • A7 Heating and Air Conditioning
  • A8 Engine Performance
  • A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines
  • G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair
  • B2 Painting and Refinishing
  • B3 Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • B4 Structural Analysis & Damage Repair
  • B5 Mechanical and Electrical Components
  • C1 Automobile Service Consultant
  • F1 Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle
  • S1 Body Systems and Special Equipment
  • S3 Drive Train
  • S5 Suspension and Steering
  • S6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • S7 Air Conditioning Systems and Controls
  • T1 Gasoline Engines
  • T2 Diesel Engines
  • T3 Drive Train
  • T4 Brakes
  • T5 Suspension and Steering
  • T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • T7 Heating, Ventilation, and A/C
  • T8 Preventive Maintenance and Inspection

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Automotive/Diesel Advisory Committee Member
  • Snap-On Certified Trainer
  • Mechanical and Electronic Torque
  • Batteries, Starting, and Charging System Diagnostics
  • 525 Multimeter Certification
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Pro Cut Brake Lathe
  • MOPAR CAP Local Trainer
  • PBI Grant Advisory Board Member
  • Master Technician Certification from General Motors
  • Member SAE
  • Member of Chrysler Motor Co. Dispute Settlement Board (North Texas)

Related Professional Experience

  • Automotive Warranty Arbitration specialist
  • Serves as an expert witness for law firms around the country