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Todd  Kler

Faculty Instructor

Department: HVAC/R
Guided Pathway Division: Business and Industrial Studies

Contact Information

(310) 900-1600 ext 2631



Although my post-secondary education was centered and focused on Aviation, life can throw us curve balls as many of us know all too well. When life does this, one must be able to adjust and acclimate to said curve balls that we are delivered. Making adjustments or acclimating to the curve ball(s) thrown to me with not having the option to pursue my passion of aviation and flight, I fell back onto what I knew & what I grew up doing where I was taught from a young age the trade of HVAC.

Inspired by my Father, Sister & Wife, all of whom are teachers, I have focused my career on extending my expertise and understanding into all areas of knowledge required to effectively train and inspire those eager, and sometimes not so eager, to learn & excel in the construction industry. This has never ceased to fascinate me since my introduction to the trade over 23 years ago when my Father introduced me the trade firsthand.

For the past 9 years I have been Teaching and/or Inspecting and ensuring quality of HVAC systems, maintenance, performance and design as an Instructor & Quality Assurance Inspector with large organizations like Southern California Edison (SCE), CLEAResult, CalCERTS, and most recently -- here at Compton College. I have had the utmost pleasure in training technicians, contractors, students and fellow employees what is needed, and required to be a successful HVAC technician in the HVAC industry.

I bring with me an accumulation of experience, as well as an ability to educate others, which allows me to properly perform the tasks necessary to provide guidance and encouragement to those I have the opportunity to train. I possess the passion to continue to supply all useful information to those that I teach so that they may be able to apply what they learned to their marketplace to support and encourage their diligence.


  • Bachelor of Science-Aviation Management(2009) -  Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • Associate Degree-Aviation Science(2013) - Mt. San Antonio Community College, Walnut, CA
  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE) ID: 1544091
  • CHEERS HERS Rating -Alterations & New Construction Certification
  • CalCERTS HERS Rating ID: CC2006313 - Alterations, New Construction, & Non-Residential Certification
  • CBPCA BPI Certification -Building Envelope, Heat Pump & A/C Certification
  • EPA Certification -EPA 608 Universal Certification
  • Private Pilot Certificate - Cable Air, Upland, CA
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