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Octavio Cavazos
Instructor, Automotive Collision Repair

Specialties: Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in career programs.

Education: A.A.S., College of Lake County; B.S. and  M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

What inspires me about my field: My passion for cars started when I was a young boy, holding a drop light for my dad as he worked on the family car. I was hooked, and I knew then that I wanted to work on automobiles. As time went on, I grew up and my Hot Wheels® cars just got bigger and faster.

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2013; previously taught part time for both automotive collision repair and automotive technology; also spent three years teaching automotive programs at Triton College in River Grove.

Education: A.A.S., College of Lake County; B.A.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.