AIR FORCE - CFETP 4A1X1 PARTS I AND II
Medical Materiel Specialty
|Publication Date:||1 June 2017|
This Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP) provides information necessary for the Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM), MAJCOM Functional Managers (MFMs), commanders, training managers, supervisors, trainers, and the applicable Air Education and Training Command (AETC) training wing to plan, develop, manage, and conduct an effective career field education and training program. This plan outlines training individuals must receive to develop and progress throughout their career. It also identifies initial skills, upgrade, qualification, advanced proficiency, sustainment, and continuing education and training. Initial skills training is the Air Force Specialty (AFS) specific training an individual receives upon entry into the Air Force or upon retraining into a specialty. For our career field, this training is provided by AETC, 382d Training Squadron (TRS) at Ft Sam Houston, TX. Upon successful completion of the training, individuals are awarded their 3-skill level Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC).
Upgrade Training (UGT) identifies the mandatory courses, task qualification requirements, and correspondence course completion requirements for award of the 3, 5 and 7-skill levels. Qualification Training (QT) is actual hands-on task performance training designed to qualify an airman in a specific duty position. This training program occurs both during and after the UGT process. It is designed to provide the performance skills and knowledge required to do the job. Advanced training is formal AFS training used for selected airmen. Proficiency training is additional training, either in-residence, exportable advanced training courses, or on-the- Job Training (OJT), provided to personnel to increase their skills and knowledge beyond the minimum required for upgrade. The CFETP also serves the following purposes:
Identifies task and knowledge training requirements for each skill level in the specialty and recommends education/training throughout each phase of an individual's career.
Lists training courses available in the specialty, identifies sources of training, and the training delivery method.
Identifies major resource constraints which may impact full implementation of the career field training process.
Identifies the training elements required for Readiness Skills Training (RST) to ensure individuals are fully trained to meet contingency missions.