About Us

CDX Learning Systems is the world’s leading provider of interactive and experiential curriculum for skilled technician training. Since 1994, we have set the standard for media-rich, online, and flexible training programs that enhance instructional effectiveness, student engagement, and learning outcomes.

Kirk VanGelder

Kirk VanGelder, Instructor Cascadia Technical Academy, ASE Master Certified Automotive Technician, CDX Author

"At CDX, I get to develop teaching and learning materials that I then can try out in the classroom. Working with students gives me the opportunity to see how effective the materials are. This gives me invaluable experience when making revisions and updates for the next version. In addition to writing content, I also work directly with our videographer, photographer, illustrator, and animator to create the additional resources that make CDX an integrated system. And since I work so closely with these experts, I am able to ensure that the entire system is seamless and consistent. This is VERY REWARDING! "

Tim Dunn

Tim Dunn, CDX Animator and Illustrator

"I started designing and programming animations over 10 years ago when, as a teacher, I couldn’t find the teaching resources I needed that could cut through the language and literacy problems of some of my students. What I try to do is remove the 'imagine if' factor by showing the inner working of components and systems. Why do I still do it now when I am no longer a teacher? 'What sort of man would I be if I didn’t try to make the world a better place for future generations'.Working for CDX lets me reach more than just one classroom of students."

Doug Robertson

Doug Robertson, CDX Solutions Specialist
ASE Master Certified Automotive Technician with over 25 years' experience.

"As a Solutions Specialist I help fill the gap between the sales representative and the instructor, focusing on the needs of the student. Before joining CDX, I taught automotive technology for seven years at West Georgia Technical College. When we switched to CDX in 2014 from Goodheart-Wilcox, I was impressed by the features and ease of access that students enjoyed. Over the years, I became part of the team of subject matter experts who review and contribute to the test banks. When I learned of a full time position at CDX, I jumped at the opportunity to join and make a great resource even better."


Nick Goodnight, CDX Author
ASE Master Certified Automotive and Truck Technician, Assistant Professor & Assistant Department Chair, Ivy Tech Community College

"When I came to higher education six years ago, the curriculum and content in use was very antiquated. CDX offers a cutting-edge concept by meshing media-rich content on the latest automotive technology and distributing it in a way that attracts today’s connected generation. The goal is to bring current, relevant content to the student to help them develop into the technicians of tomorrow. Working with CDX allows me to help bring the automotive education field up to the higher standards needed to compete in the fast-paced automotive repair industry."

Joseph Wagner

Joseph Wagner, CDX Author, Educator
Volkswagen Master Technician & Chevrolet Master Technician

"With over 30 years of experience as a technician and having spent 10 years as a professor, my main responsibility has been to educate and train the next generation of technicians in the employability and technical skills necessary for them to become successful. Working for CDX has allowed me to put all my career experience into a product that gives instructors the teaching tools that will allow their students to succeed. With all the talent, experience, and technical knowledge the CDX team brings to automotive training, students will have every opportunity to become excellent technicians and have a very rewarding, lifelong career."