Mesa Community College partners with Subaru of America to train the next generation of Subaru technicians.
Unlike most original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) education programs, Subaru-U is designed to create partnerships between Subaru of America, the retailer and high performing NATEF/AYES-accredited secondary and postsecondary schools. Subaru-U was developed in 2016 in response to the ever-increasing need for new technicians for Subaru’s service centers.
By integrating Subaru’s Web-Based Training (WBT) into MCC’s existing curriculum, students can take most of the entry-level training that is required of Subaru technicians. Students may opt to take a Subaru Level 2 Instructor-Led Training Test-Out to advance their training even further. Subaru’s WBTs are offered at no additional charge to the student or the college.
“This partnership with Subaru of America will help MCC students meet the demand for automotive technicians well versed in the new technologies used in today’s and tomorrow’s, vehicles,” said Bryce Bond, chair of MCC Applied Sciences and Technology Programs. “We are excited to offer the Subaru-U curriculum in spring 2018. The additional web-based curriculum and supplied vehicles from Subaru allow opportunities for hands-on application of what students learn, increasing opportunities for our student’s success with coursework and upon entering the workforce.”
Subaru-U’s course materials cover information such as Repair Order write up, Introduction to Subaru Tech Information Systems (STIS), Generic Hybrid, Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH), along with theory and diagnosis of major vehicle systems. At this time, there are 18 WBT’s offered.
The automotive training program at Mesa Community College is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
MCC is the third Arizona community college to partner with Subaru and the only in Maricopa County. Learn more about the MCC Automotive Performance Program at mesacc.edu/programs/automotive-performance. Registration for the spring 2018 semester is open.