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Welcome to the
METC
Biomedical Equipment Maintenance Technician
Training Program

(BMET)

.....creating the finest BMETs in the World!


Welcome Letter from the BMET Program Director

Read here....
Mission
To train, mentor, professionally develop, and qualify the finest technically proficient US Air Force, US Army, and US Navy biomedical equipment maintenance technicians

Vision
To be recognized as the world renowned Center of Excellence for biomedical equipment maintenance technician training
BASIC COURSES:

COURSE 101: ELECTRONIC PRINCIPLES I

COURSE 102: ELECTRONIC PRINCIPLES II

COURSE 103: TROUBLE SHOOTING PRINCIPLES

COURSE 104: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

COURSE 105: PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING EQUIPMENT

COURSE 106: MEDICAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

COURSE 107: DENTAL AND STERILIZER EQUIPMENT

COURSE 108: SURGICAL EQUIPMENT

COURSE 109: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING I

COURSE 110: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING II

COURSE 111: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND FIELD EQUIPMENT

COURSE 112: U.S. ARMY SPECIFIC - FIELD SUPPORT TRAINING

COURSE 117: U.S. NAVY SPECIFIC

COURSE 112: U.S. AIR FORCE SPECIFIC


Advanced Courses

Select the service specific course number to see available class dates for the current fiscal year.

Advanced Field Medical Systems
ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY
326-F1 J3AZR4A271_08BA B-326-2000


Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Imaging Systems
ARMY AIR FORCE  
300-F14A J8AZR4A271_00JA


Ultrasound Imaging Systems
ARMY AIR FORCE  
300-F14C J88ZR4A271_00LA


Mammography Imaging Systems
ARMY AIR FORCE  
300-F14B J8AZR4A271_00KA


Advanced Sterilization Systems
ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY
300-F12 J8AZR4A271_00BA B-326-2010


Computer Based Medical Systems
ARMY AIR FORCE  
300-F11 J8AZR4A271 _00AA


Computed Tomography
ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY
326-F2 J8AZR4A271_00OA B-326-2050


Telemedicine
ARMY AIR FORCE  
300-F16 J8AZR4A271_00FA


Radiographic Acceptance Procedures
ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY
300-F15 J8AZR4A271_00MA B-326-2030


Biomedical Equipment Maintenance Management
ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY
300-F17 J8AZR4A271_00NA B-326-2040



Advanced Course Registration Information

Air Force

Contact unit Training Manager to submit reservation request, following verification of available quota. Consider verifying seat availability through Air Force METC Training Manager DSN 420-5157 COMM 210-808-5157 or Advanced Course Supervisor DSN 420-1885 COMM 210-808-1885.

Army

Submit an application for attendance to a functional course through local command channels to the Army Advanced Course Liaison (AMEDD C&S) COMM 210-221-6263. using either DA 3838 (military applicants) or DD 1556 (DA Civilian applicants) . Consider verifying seat availability through the Army Training Resource Requirements System (ATRRS), An alternate POC is the BMET Army Service Lead (osd.jbsa.metc.mbx.bmet-cdstaff@mail.mil) .
ALL DESIRING TO ATTEND FUNCTIONAL COURSES MUST BE COUNSELED IN WRITING PRIOR TO ATTENDING.

The following should be on the DA 3838 :

"INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN COUNSELED, IN WRITING, ON HIS/HER INTENT AS WELL AS COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE THE COURSE. INDIVIDUAL HAS ALSO BEEN COUNSELED ON POSSIBLE ACTIONS IF HE/SHE VOLUNTARILY DROPS THE COURSE OR FAILS TO COMPLETE THE COURSE."

Here is an example DA 3838.
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In ADDITION to the DA 3838 /1556, please make sure the following information is provided on the DA 3838:

NAME, RANK, SSN, MOS, CLASS # and/or CLASS DATES, DUTY TITLE, ADDRESS AND ZIP CODE, CONTACT NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS (to receive verification of enrollment), SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL, DUTY STATUS (Active, Reserve, etc.)

The completed (signed) application form or request will be processed upon receipt. You will be subsequently entered into ATRRS.

Please be aware that you will receive a prorated meal rate of approx 44.00 a day during the week as the DFAC is available. Rental car /in and around mileage must be authorized and paid through your unit.

ATRRS IS THE STANDARD RESERVATION SYSTEM USED FOR ASSIGNMENT AND STUDENT MANAGEMENT FOR ALL COURSES CONDUCTED AT THE BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN TRAING SCHOOL, METC, FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX. THEREFORE, ALL RESERVATIONS, REGARDLESS OF MEMBERS BRANCH OF SERVICE, MUST BE REFLECTED IN ATRRS.

Army National Guard and Reservist

USAR Soldiers will need to request training through their unit ATRRS Manager. Their unit ATRRS Manager will need to correspond with the USAR Quota Manager. The USAR Quota Manger will need to correspond with the Medical Education & Training Campus(METC) and AMEDDC&S for course schedules and availability.

Active duty military and DA civilians have priority when requesting a functional course. US Army Reserves and National Guard are slotted on a space available basis.
Select primary and alternate date(s) for attendance from course schedule.

Navy

Navy personnel will need to submit request via regular mail or email to the METC registrar (osd.jbsa.metc.mbx.registrar@mail.mil). The information specific to the Army 3838 form does not apply to Navy applicants.

Navy applicants will simply have to ensure that their command is providing TDY funding for travel and lodging for the scope of the course. The registrar has not stated this as a requirement for a reservation, however, I feel it should be included as a statement under the Navy section.

Please make sure the following information is provided in an Word document attachment accompanying the reservation request:

NAME, RANK, SSN, NEC, CLASS # and/or CLASS DATES, DUTY TITLE, COMMAND NAME, COMMAND ADDRESS AND ZIP CODE, MEMBER CONTACT NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS (to receive verification of enrollment), SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL, DUTY STATUS (Active, Reserve, etc.)

The request will be processed upon receipt. You will be subsequently entered into ATRRS.

ATRRS IS THE STANDARD RESERVATION SYSTEM USED FOR ASSIGNMENT AND STUDENT MANAGEMENT FOR ALL COURSES CONDUCTED AT THE BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN TRAING SCHOOL, METC, FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX. THEREFORE, ALL RESERVATIONS, REGARDLESS OF MEMBERS BRANCH OF SERVICE, MUST BE REFLECTED IN ATRRS.



For Temporary Lodging information, please contact the Army Hotel, Fort Sam Houston COMM 210-357-2705.

Requests can be emailed to METC Registrar at osd.jbsa.metc.mbx.registrar@mail.mil, or mailed to:
ARMY/NAVY/AIR FORCE Registrar
3071 Wilson Way, Bldg B-2
Fort Sam Houston, TX, 78234

ALL RESERVATIONS FOR TRAINING MUST BE ON FILE WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM CLASS CONVENE DATE. RESERVATIONS RECEIVED BELOW THIS 30 DAY THRESHOLD ARE SUBJECT TO NON-AVAILABILITY AND/OR COURSE CANCELLATION.


If additional information is required, please contact the Advanced Course Supervisor at DSN 420-1885 COMM 210-808-1885.

How to Apply For Instructor Duty:


Specific information provided below for Army and US Air Force personnel. Navy Personnel need to contact their Detailer for information.
ARMY
1. Ensure you meet the qualifications listed below from AR 614-200 Enlisted Assignments and Utilization Management:

6–9. Selection criteria:

The initial selection criteria for instructor duty is as follows:

a. Be a high school graduate or possess the GED equivalent.

b. Have no personal habits or character traits that are questionable from a security standpoint, such as financial irresponsibility, foreign holdings or interest, heavy drinking, drug abuse, gambling, emotional instability, and so forth. Concerning alcohol and drug abuse, persons declared rehabilitation successes under the ADAPC Program should not be included.

c. Possess mature judgment and initiative.

d. Have served at least three years of active Federal service in any branch of the Armed Forces.

e. Have three years time remaining in-service upon arrival at assignment or be able to reenlist or extend to meet the requirement.

f. Have a security clearance consistent with that required to attend the requisite instructor course.

g. Meet minimum reading grade level (RGL) and language grade level (LGL) (measured by Test of Adult Basic Education (see AR 351–1)) required for attendance to the requisite instructor course.

h. Display good military bearing.

i. Meet the body composition requirements in AR 600–9.

j. Be able to pass the Army physical fitness test (APFT).

k. Be fully qualified in the MOS for which instructor duty is desired and have at least one year of experience in that MOS.

l. Have recently held a leadership assignment.

m. Have a demonstrated ability to be an instructor.

6–12. Uniformed service school instructors

a. In addition to the initial selection criteria in paragraph 6–9, soldiers must:

(1) Be SSG or above; however, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis to secure the best qualified instructors available.
(2) Possess “1” under “S” and “1” or “2” under “E” of physical profile.
(3) Be equal in grade to the level of students that will attend the course.
(4) Be graduates of the course they will instruct.

b. Assignment of instructors at joint or interservice schools will be coordinated with the host service school.

2. DA 4187 requesting Instructor duty. An example can be found here.

3. Fax a courtesy copy to METC BMET Army Service Lead at DSN:420-2699 or (210) 808-2699
AIR FORCE
Job Title: AETC Technical Training Instructor Qualifications:
1. Grade E-4 and above with skill level commensurate with grade.

2. Be PCS eligible IAW AFI 36-2110, Military Assignments.

3. Minimum physical profile of 121121.

4. Overall rating of 3 or higher on last five performance reports.

5. Ability to obtain 48 months retainability as of the reporting month

This is a 4-year controlled tour.

6. CCAF degree or within one year of completion (51 SH).

Application Requirements: Reference SPECAT Guide, ITEM: 1
1. Copies of last five performance reports.

2. Copy of AF Form 422 with current PHULES, height and weight and the following statement:
“Applicants medical records have been reviewed and there is no history of alcohol/drug abuse. Individual is able to endure long periods of standing on a daily basis and has a good speaking voice with no speech impediment”.

3. Letter of recommendation from commander. Commander’s letter must contain the following statements:

a. “The applicant’s records have been screened and found to conform with Air Force Policy on Formal Training Course Instructors which prohibits perpetrators of sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination from instructing. The applicant’s records do not reflect any incidents of sexual harassment or any information that would preclude selection”.

b. “I have interviewed the applicant and in my opinion they are qualified for the assignment they have requested”.

4. Copy of CCAF progress report or verification letter of CCAF standing from Base Education Office

5. See EQUAL Plus for more information and vacancies
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Contact

Address

METC BMET Program
2086 William Hardee Rd.
Medical Instruction Facility (MIF)1
Building 899
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Contacts

PROGRAM DIRECTOR (210) 808-1877
U.S. ARMY SERVICE LEAD (210) 808-1876
U.S. NAVY SERVICE LEAD (210) 808-1874
U.S. AIR FORCE SERVICE LEAD (210) 808-1875
CURRICULUM SUPPORT CHIEF (210) 808-1890
INSTRUCTOR SUPERVISOR (210) 808-1887
BMET Office Fax (210) 808-2699
Curriculum Support Fax (210) 808-2697
DSN Prefix 420
 
Email BMET Webmaster osd.jbsa.metc.mbx.bmet-cdstaff@mail.mil
Contact

Address

Radiology Specialist Program
AMEDD Center & School
3151 Scott Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Contacts

Phone (210) 221-8597
Fax (210) 221-7611
DSN Prefix 471