Auto Service Technology

Auto Service students test their engine


Auto Service Technology

Students rebuild engines, align steering and suspension systems, perform brake service, use electrical test equipment, and monitor engine performance. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Maintenance and Light Repair certification in addition to English, fourth-year math, and college credit are available. Related careers include, but are not limited to, automotive repair, engineering, and management

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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 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: 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 Montella

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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