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Auto Service Technology

With almost 195 million vehicles on the road today, the demand for highly skilled technicians has never been greater. The Career Tech Center (CTC) Auto Service program has been training technicians for over 30 years and is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Program instruction includes a balance of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on teaching on the equipment service floor. Students will learn automotive brakes, steering and suspension systems, fuel injection, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, and more.

For more information on this program download an Auto Service Technology brochure.

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Maintenance and Light Repair

Academic Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible for the following academic credit (See your high school counselor for more information.): English, Math, Visual Performing & Applied Arts, 20-hour Online Experience.

Articulated College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Delta College, Muskegon Community College, and University of Northwestern Ohio. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Ms. McClain at the MACTC.

Direct College Credit

Students who successfully complete select MACTC courses may receive direct college credit to Muskegon Community College. A list of classes that offer direct credit may be found here.

Meet the instructors

The teachers and parapros at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) all come from the industry they now teach.

Instructor: Marshall Lystra
Bio: Mr. Lystra graduated from Grand Haven High School. He has his bachelors and masters degrees from Ferris State University. After college he worked as a Service Engineer for Ford Motor Co. In his free time he enjoys taking his Jeep up to the dunes at Silver Lake.

Paraprofessional: Jeff Montella


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