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METC Key Performance Indicators

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We provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to be the world’s finest Medics, Corpsmen, and Techs as required by the armed services. How do we know we do this? We have established metrics at every level of operation. These metrics are summarized into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). METC KPIs are aggregated here in three areas: Campus, Students & Faculty.
Campus KPIs
Degree Completion Plans
METC is proud that more and more service-required education and training programs conducted on our campus satisfy the ever-increasing degree completion requirements of the civilian sector. In the cases where service requirements do not fully satisfy degree completion requirements, METC assists our students and faculty in pursuit of voluntary studies through the establishment of degree completion pathways that recognize the quality of military education, training, and experience. Since 2010, METC has established hundreds of METC-specific accredited degree pathways with multiple colleges and universities across the nation. This map locates an ever-growing collection of DoD approved schools that have contacted METC and other federal entities directly for development of new, military-based and accredited healthcare education pathways and networks.
Degree Completion Plans
Map of United States with locations of participating plans marked.
  Listing by programs Listing by State  
If you’re aware of a program location not shown here, please email METC Strategic Planning & Partnerships
via the METC Operations Division: dha.jbsa.education-trng-dir.mbx.metc-operations@mail.mil
These new education pathways build upon METC training and preserve up to 70% of historic voluntary education resources (time and money), which allows military sponsored students to progress significantly further in their studies. Because of this, METC recognized that entire networks of degree plans including associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s needed to be, and have been, developed through on-going military-civilian cooperation in concert with the Fort Sam Houston Education Services Office.

This cutting edge approach has been recognized with a Department of Defense ‘Spotlight’ Award from the Office of the President of the United States, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Innovation Award, the Institute for Credentialing Excellence President’s Award, as well as appointment of METC personnel to the White House Roundtable for Veteran Credentialing and Licensing, the California Governor’s Interagency Council on Veterans, and the Texas Workforce Commission’s College Credit for Heroes initiative.

We invite future partners to experience our campus and see our programs in person. We encourage our current partners to consider, explore and create additional pathways for our Service members and Veterans. After all, we have 48 allied health programs to bridge!

For more information please contact the Director, Strategic Planning and Partnerships via METC Operations Division: dha.jbsa.education-trng-dir.mbx.metc-operations@mail.mil
Clinical Training
Ensuring standards of high quality professional allied healthcare education and training for thousands of enlisted students each year extends far beyond the eleven physical facilities located at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Joint Base San Antonio-Ft Sam Houston, Texas. METC has secured agreements and established long standing relationships with civilian and military hospitals and clinics in compliance with METC’s accreditation and affiliation standards. In 2016, METC utilized 53 military treatment facilities and 55 civilian hospitals nationwide to meet the needs of the services.
Clinical Training Sites
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Ensuring standards of high quality professional allied healthcare education and training for thousands of enlisted students each year extends far beyond the eleven physical facilities located at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Joint Base San Antonio-Ft Sam Houston, Texas. METC has secured agreements and established long standing relationships with civilian and military hospitals and clinics in compliance with METC’s accreditation and affiliation standards. In 2016, METC utilized 53 military treatment facilities and 55 civilian hospitals nationwide to meet the needs of the services.
Student Satisfaction
METC realizes that our students are a key partner in ensuring high quality educational experiences. Accordingly, we survey our students following every major assessment (Post Assessment Survey or PAS) and upon completion of their program of study (End of Program Survey or EoP). By constantly monitoring this input we are able to adapt the educational environment where appropriate to ensure very high levels of student satisfaction.

The METC EoP Survey measures student satisfaction with the course, quality of teaching, instructional material, and the training environment. Overall, 86% of METC students were satisfied with their METC experience in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16).

The METC PAS is used to monitor how well our exams are perceived by our students in terms of clarity, content, instructional preparation, and fairness. Ninety-ONE percent of METC students were satisfied with their exams in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16).
Institutional Accredidation
Institutional accreditation and affiliation is a recognized hallmark of quality that requires periodic evaluation of an entire school with verification of administrative policies, procedures, and organizational stability. The Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and institutionally affiliated with the Community College of the Air Force CCAF). These two agencies monitor the quality of affiliated or accredited schools by enforcing standards that are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education (DoE) and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Council on Occupational Education
The METC is accredited by COE. COE provides accreditation services to postsecondary occupational education institutions and is a recognized authority on the quality of education offered by the institutions. COE functions as a national institutional accrediting agency for the accreditation of non-degree-granting and applied associate degree-granting postsecondary occupational education institutions.
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350

770-396-3898 | 800-917-2081
770-396-3790 (FAX)
Community College of the Air Force
CCAF is a multi-campus, degree granting institution as part of Air University, which is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). METC’s affiliation with CCAF allows Air Force students to receive an Associate degree, and Army and Navy students to receive college credit from a regionally accredited school.

Community College of the Air Force
100 South Turner Blvd
Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36114-3011


334-649-5000 | DSN: 749-5000


























PROGRAMMATIC AFFILIATIONS
George Washington University
George Washington University
2121 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-1000

https://www.gwu.edu/
The George Washington University (GWU) is an acclaimed degree-granting institution in our Nation's capital, which is regionally accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) affiliation with GWU allows Army and Navy graduates, from our Medical Laboratory Technician Program, to receive an Associate degree and Army graduates, from our Cytotechnologist Program, to receive a Baccalaureate degree. Graduates from these programs receive their degrees upon completion of all academic and non-academic requirements.
Thomas Edison University
Thomas Edison State University
111 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
(888) 442-8372

http://www.tesu.edu/
Thomas Edison State University (TESU) is well-recognized degree-granting institution, which is accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). METC’s affiliation with TESU allows Navy and Air Force graduates, from our Histotechnician Program, to receive an Associate degree. Graduates receive their TESU degree upon completion of all academic and non-academic requirements.
University of Incarnate Word
University of Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO #285
San Antonio, TX 78209
210-829-6005 / 1-800-749-9673

http://www.uiw.edu/
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is a premier university right here in San Antonio, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). METC’s affiliation with UIW allows Army and Navy graduates, from our Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, and our Army and Navy graduates, from our Respiratory Therapist Program, to receive an Associate degree. Graduates from these programs receive their degrees upon completion of all academic and non-academic requirements.


Programmatic Accreditation
Programmatic accreditation is only available from accrediting agencies that specialize in the profession for which the program is intended to lead to employment. Programmatic accreditation is usually reserved for programs offered by schools that already have institutional accreditation. When a program is evaluated for accreditation, the focus is much more on the actual curriculum taught and how it leads to entry level practice in the profession. METC offers 19 programs of instruction that are accredited or certified by at least one of the following professional practice programmatic accrediting agencies:

Student KPIs
Student Demographics
The METC student population reflects the diversity of America and her Armed Services. Our students enjoy a truly enriching Tri-Service campus experience that inspires the highest military standards and esprit de corps. Thousands of students from the Armed Services interact daily, as can be seen by the following population breakout from Fiscal Year 2016:
Student Population by Service FY16 Student Population by Month FY16

Student Gender by Service FY16
Student Pass Rates
METC has a very successful record of student achievement. This is attributed to our excellent Instructor-to-Student ratio (I:S). The METC I:S is frequently dictated by accreditation standards for excellence. Our adaptable educational environments utilize classroom, laboratory, simulation, and live clinical settings, as well as one-on-one tutoring and remediation, to provide our students the best possible opportunity for success. The reported Pass Rates reflect completed programs. For FY16, some programs are still in progress and a complete pass rates will be reported at the end of FY17.
Student Certification & Registration
High quality healthcare practice requires high quality educational experiences, and METC students receive them. METC students enjoy an average first time certification pass rate of about 84%, which in most cases is higher than the national average. More than a dozen accredited METC programs of instruction require certification and/or registration. The following chart illustrates the first time pass rates for examinations that are reported directly to METC:

Faculty KPIs
Faculty Academic Qualifications
A key component of high quality education and training is high quality instruction delivered by academically prepared instructors.

In addition to professional credentialing requirements within their discipline, METC Faculty are required to have completed at least an associate’s degree within 12 months of being assigned as an instructor. Some programs require a higher degree to meet accreditation standards.

Eighty-three percent of Faculty hold an educational degree and the other 17% of faculty meet their Professional Certifications or Eduacational qaulifications to instruct in their career field.
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Faculty Experience
METC recognizes that perhaps more than anything else, professional experience counts in our classrooms and clinical settings. METC Instructors bring with them the wealth of knowledge, skills, and abilities that amass over a career. The average METC instructor has over 12 years of experience in their field and more than 2 years of experience as a military instructor.

Average METC Instructor Profile
> 12 Years Professional Experience
> 2 Years Instructional Experience


METC doesn’t stop there. Our entire faculty is required to improve their teaching while at METC. This is done through a robust Faculty Development Program, which includes regular forums, in-services, discussions, and other development opportunities. For example, METC is currently developing the METC Tri-Service Medical Instructor (MTIP) program. For the first time in our military history, all medical enlisted instructor personnel will receive instruction in Army, Navy, and Air Force requirements. Moreover, rather than theoretical exercises outside the discipline of healthcare, the TMIP will utilize the actual medical curriculum and equipment in real instructional applications that will be used in the instructor’s actual teaching assignment.
Faculty Credentialing Requirements
High quality healthcare practice and instruction requires both accredited and credentialed preparation of faculty. METC understands this requirement. In compliance with recognized professional standards of practice and excellence, METC faculty are required to hold all requisite credentials for their respective programs, which most often takes the form of certification. METC ensures funding for all required faculty certifications that are not part of initial training.