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Medical Education and Training Campus

The Medical Education and Training Campus is the primary training location for Army, Navy and Air Force enlisted medical trainees. The campus also provides advanced level training. With a mission of training the world's finest enlisted medical professionals, the Campus was established in 2010 as part of a Base Realignment and Closure Commission decision to co-locate all military enlisted training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The campus maintains an average daily student load of 5,500 students in 48 medical training programs.

METC Degree Bridge Program

METC’s vision is to train for the mission and educate for a lifetime of service. In addition to developing curricula that train students to meet the Services’ mission requirements, the METC Degree Bridge Program provides METC alumni — whether active duty, National Guard, Reserve, or veteran — with an opportunity to receive a degree or certification by earning college credit for their military service and training. Through partnerships with colleges and universities across the country, these degree bridge pathways greatly reduce the time and money spent toward earning a degree.

This program also helps prepare service members and veterans to find employment in the career field they were trained in when they leave the service. It similarly helps Guard and Reserve service members maintain their readiness.

METC partners with 88 educational institutions and has more than 1,400 degree bridge pathways. Service members can earn the following degree types:

  • Associate
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's

The degree pathway is aligned with each student's career field, such as business, management, and other subjects.

Learn more about the METC Degree Bridge Program on METC.mil.

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