To prepare competent, professional ophthalmic technicians ready to serve in Department of Defense optometry and ophthalmology clinics worldwide.GOAL ONE: Conduct a training program that produces highly motivated, qualified ophthalmic technicians who fulfill mission requirements and serve the entire DoD community.
GOAL TWO: Procure and maintain adequate manpower, equipment, funding, and facilities to support the training program.
GOAL THREE: Maintain responsiveness to modern concepts of optometry/ophthalmology, advancements in technology and changing needs of the ophthalmic community.
GOAL FOUR: Maintain program recognition through accreditation.
GOAL FIVE: Ensure continuity and consistency of training programs.
GOAL SIX: Promote the ophthalmic/paraoptometric profession.
Air Force students attend the METC Ophthalmic Technician program to fulfill the requirements for 3-Skill level, Ophthalmic Apprentice as defined in the Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP). After graduation, Air Force students will report to their first duty station and must complete the Career Development Course (CDC) and appropriate core performance tasks to achieve 5 -Skill level, Ophthalmic Journeyman which may take up to 15 months (refer to AFI 36-2201). Students who complete the 3-level and 5-level courses earn credit toward an Associate Degree from the Community College of the Air Force.
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