Meet Our Instructor

Thank you Mr. Ridley for leading our Engineering and Design programs for the past ten years! We're sad to see him retire at the end of this school year, but if you have any questions about the program, you can still contact him and he'll point you to the people who are planning for the 2023-24 school year.


Hello, I am Mr. Ridley and I teach:

  • Mechanical Engineering & Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Civil and Site Engineering
  • 2D and 3D CAD

This is a picture of the instructor, Larry Ridley, in front of the river and industrial buildings in Lansing, Michigan  

My Industry and Educational Experience includes:


  • 14 years as an Instructor at the Capital Area Career Center, Ingham ISD
  • 1 year as an Instructor at Hill Vocational Center, Lansing SD
  • 2 years as an Architectural Designer and Drafter
  • 3 years as a Mechanical/Facilities Designer and Drafter
  • 1 year as a GIS Drafter
  • State of Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate
    • Endorsements
      • Drafting
      • English
      • History
      • Occupational
  • NCATE National Teacher Certification
  • Michigan State University, Continuing Education Teacher Endorsement
  • Ferris State University, MS
  • University of Tennessee, BS 

I spend my free time:

  • With my family
  • Traveling
  • Designing and creating home and art projects
  • Working on and restoring my classic car
  • Hunting
  • Writing
  • Research & Learning