Auto Service Technology

Auto Service students test their engine


Auto Service Technology

Students perform alignments, engine rebuilds, brakes and driveline services, engine electronics programming, air conditioning repair, and other general automotive maintenance and services. Automobile Service Excellence (ASE) Student certification. English, 4th year math, and college credit are available. Related careers include automotive service technician, automotive service writer, automotive service manager.

Download the Auto Service Technology brochure.

College Credit

Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Delta College, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Mid Michigan Community College, Muskegon Community College, University of Northwestern Ohio, and Washtenaw Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Lindsay Pulsipher at the CTC.

Students who successfully complete this course may receive direct college credit to Muskegon Community College. Our direct credit flier has a list of all participating classes.

Tour the lab

Enjoy this tour of our Auto Service lab featuring multiple lifts, a brand new Hunter Wheel Balancing system, Snap-On Tools, and more to equip students with the necessary skills to enter the automotive maintenance industry.


Instructor Bios

Instructor: Marshall Lystra
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 Mammoser

Mr. Mammoser has his Associates degree in Automotive Technology from Triton Community College. He has also completed courses in business management, welding, and education. For six years, he served as the Manager of Vehicle Service for Firestone  and has spent ten years as an Automotive Technology Paraprofessional before coming to the CTC. In his free time, he and his wife love to camp and hike all over western Michigan with their dog. They have even managed visited every lighthouse in Lower Michigan!

Helpful links:

Power School Viewer

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

  1. Engine Repair
  2. Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
  3. Manual Drive Train and Axles
  4. Suspension and Steering Systems
  5. Brakes
  6. Electrical/Electronic Systems
  7. Heating and Air Conditioning
  8. Engine Performance
  9. Required Supplemental Tasks
  10. Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenace
  11. Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  12. Career Ready Practices




15 School Districts
16 Program Areas
16 Years in Operation
31 Educators
839 Students