Professor, Automotive Technology
James Hulbert is joining the Long Beach City College Automotive Technology Department as a tenure track faculty member for the 23/24 school year. Raised in Ventura County, James graduated from Camarillo High School in 1999 and attended Moorpark college for two years before transferring to UCLA. After graduating in 2003 he immediately went into the automotive aftermarket field working at an independent off-road custom shop in Culver City. From there he worked his way though the aftermarket customization business running custom centers for Vogue Tyre and Rubber inside of Cadillac dealerships. James later took that dealer experience and transitioned into Automotive Repair working at an independent repair shop in Mount Vernon Washington which took in everything from small import cars to large domestic tractor trailers.
Moving back to California, James took his first teaching job as Automotive Technology Faculty at San Gabriel High School in 2010. He would later spend ten years as the instructional lab coordinator for the Automotive Technology program at Golden West College while also continuing to teach as an adjunct professor. During this time James worked with multiple manufacturers such as Honda and Subaru and continued his own professional development passing his ASE A series along with his L1 to become an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician and Advanced Level Specialist. James has taught a variety of classes from introductory level coursework, to Alternative Fuel Systems for the LBCC Advanced Transportation Program.
James is proud to be a resident of the city of Long Beach and resides there with his wife, two dogs, and cat. He loves pretty much all things mechanical running from the obvious cars, to boats, trains, and planes. If you’re interested in exploring Automotive Technology classes stop by his office in JJ-105