Posted on Jun 2, 2015
SGT Biomedical Equipment Specialist
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Can someone please share his insightful experience of MOS 68Alpha from AIT to Duty station. I really want to know what the mos is all about, what to expect in AIT, the school curriculum, day to day activities, tips and advice on how to succeed in AIT and life after AIT. My google search did not provide much details. Thanks
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Congrats on getting a great MOS. AIT has a changed a bit in just a couple of years since I've been there, but I'll pass what I know.

The first two courses are heavy on math and circuit theory. Your best bet here is to sit in your room after chow and study or get a study group going. Every 17 days you are in a new course so you'll have to do what we call brain dump. You will learn a lot of information over a short period of time, but it's amazing what sticks with you.

In course three is where you will go hands on with devices. They start off on easy stuff and before you know it you'll be in course eight working on x-ray equipment.

The command has changed since I've been through, but odds are you'll get opportunities to go out and have fun. It's like a college environment at times, but you still have 0430 PT and class starts at 0800 (0730, I think for course 1 and 2 mandatory study period).

I'm on the Reserve side so I can't speak to what it will be like at your duty location, but take advantage of any school your unit offers to send you to. It will be valuable whenever you decide to get out and join the civilian workforce.
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SPC Biomedical Equipment Technician (Bmet)
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I'm in the program now and what was said above is still current
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SGT Biomedical Equipment Specialist
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Wish you the very best...
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Like SGT Lawson said course one and two are a lot of math and circuit theory. Most of the equations you deal with are physics based. You will need to remember a lot of formulas for doing specific calculations. Some of the calculations you will do will be calculating resistance for a series circuit and also for a parallel circuit. If you want to get a little head start get an electronics theory book and start studying. https://www.amazon.com/dp/ [login to see] /ref=sspa_dk_detail_6?psc=1&pd_rd_i= [login to see] &pd_rd_wg=u1La8&pd_rd_r=4Q6W9CTQA7SC957D1ARH&pd_rd_w=QlwsC Good luck in your course. Come in shape and able to pass a pt test, and come ready to study.
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You just wing it
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