Subaru University donates three vehicles, DST-i scan tool to ACC Auto Tech

LITTLETON, Colo. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Subaru University has donated a 2013 Outback, a 2015 BRZ and a 2015 Forester to the Arapahoe Community College Automotive Technology Program.
In addition, Subaru Western Region Education Manager Mitch May has installed Subaru’s Denso DST-i electronic scan tool at no cost to ACC.  This next generation scan tool is used to interface with, diagnose, and sometimes reprogram vehicle control modules.  It can manually operate any of the vehicle’s system functions, display a live-data stream (inputs and outputs), and calibrate/program modules within certain parameters.  Subaru-U is a partnership between select NATEF/AYES schools and Subaru of America.
ACC Auto Tech Instructor / AYES Program Coordinator Bob Parmley coordinates the Subaru-U program at ACC and was instrumental in laying the foundation for the new corporate sponsorship.  Parmley’s AYES (Automotive Youth Educational Systems) class now requires all students to complete level-one Subaru-U web-based training.  Subaru is the only automotive manufacturer that allows students who are not currently employed at one of their retailers to have access to its web-based training.  Students who complete the training become eligible to complete labs using the Subaru Technical Information System (STIS).  Results are then linked to the Subaru dealer data base, where retailers can search for qualified employees.
“This new corporate sponsorship is the very first of its kind where secondary and post-secondary students all have access to training and service information just like a veteran technician at a local retailer,” said Parmley, who teaches the Concurrent Enrollment Automotive Program for juniors and seniors at Sheridan High School.
ACC Auto Tech Material Handler Eddie Miller has also been actively involved with ACC’s new partnership with Subaru, taking delivery on the vehicles, engines and components donated by Subaru’s local training center.
"We are very excited to receive these vehicles and the Denso DST-i," said Jerry Viola, Director of Automotive Technology at ACC.  "These gifts will be a tremendous asset for our students, and we are proud to be part of the Subaru-U program.”
ACC was nationally recognized as the “2011 School of the Year” by Tomorrow’s Technician magazine in 2011.  For more information about the ACC Auto Tech Program, please contact Christi Maes at 303.797.5846 or

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