Machinery Technician; more info here and here. "A breadth of knowledge in all areas of machinery operation and maintenance from internal combustion engines (gas/diesel gas turbines) to environmental support systems (heating/ ventilations/ air conditioning), hydraulics, basic electricity, and areas of hazardous material recovery and control."
Health Services Technician; more info here.
Electronics Technician; more info here. 19 weeks in Petaluma, CA.
Electronics Mate; more info here.
Damage Controlman; a bit of everything including "welding; oxy-fuel gas cutting; firefighting; carpentry; plumbing; watertight closure maintenance; chemical, biological, and radiological warfare defense; and shipboard damage control. Advanced training in welding, firefighting, and shipboard damage control procedures are available for DCs assigned to cutters."
Information System Technician; Requires "a vast knowledge of electrical theory along with practical hands-on skills needed to manage, repair, maintain, and install telephone systems, and network cabling and computer systems." 25 weeks in Petaluma, CA.
Gunner's Mate; "requires skills in electronics, mechanical systems, along with hydraulics."
Coast Guard Reservist magazine
Direct Petty Officer Training Course. 3 weeks in duration at Cape May, NJ. Students arrive Sunday evening and graduate on a Friday. Training will consist of instruction and practical experience in military courtesies, drills and ceremonies, military justice, code of conduct, leadership and supervision, seamanship, uniforms, ranks and rates, career development, first aid and survival, fitness, wellness and quality of life, Coast Guard history, traditions, and values, safety, damage control, small arms, Coast Guard assets and missions, administration and personal finance, watch standing, security and communications.
* For detailed qualifications by rate, go to pages 6-7 and look at "STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING FOR ORIGINAL ENLISTMENT IN THE COAST GUARD" files. E.G.: Electrician's Mate, Electrical Technician, Machinery Tech, and Damage Controlman.
Re: Basic Training:
If you have prior military or professional experience, you might attend the program referred to as the Coast Guard’s Direct Entry Petty Officer Training Course (DEPOT.) This course is 3 weeks in duration at Cape May, NJ. Students arrive Sunday evening and graduate on a Friday. Training will consist of instruction and practical experience in military courtesies, drills and ceremonies, military justice, code of conduct, leadership and supervision, seamanship, uniforms, ranks and rates, career development, first aid and survival, fitness, wellness and quality of life, Coast Guard history, traditions, and values, safety, damage control, small arms, Coast Guard assets and missions, administration and personal finance, watch standing, security and communications. Click here to learn more about this program.
More info including 2011 Class Schedule.
Study the Pre-Training Guide.
And of course refer to the Helmsman.
Description of my program(?) --
Accelerated Petty Officer Program - If you are ready to learn an exciting new career field, have a desire to serve and are between the ages of 30 and 35, (we are currently accepting age waivers up to age 39), this may be the program for you. With a minimum of two years college (or equivalent), you will be eligible to ENLIST AT A HIGHER PAY GRADE, attend just two weeks of Reserve Basic Indoctrination, then receive advanced training in a critical field (Boatswain Mate, Machinery Technician, Operation Specialist or Marine Science Technician). Valuable training, an opportunity to serve, and immediate advancement are just a few of this program's many advantages.
"C" school schedules.
Reservists required for 8 years???
Tricare info: includes maternity care, no acupuncture, no chiropractic, explore benefits A-Z.
More on Maternity Care:
Maternity (Pregnancy) Care
Maternity care is all of the medical services related to conception and delivery including prenatal and post-partum care (generally for six weeks after delivery) and treatment of any complications of the pregnancy. Generally, TRICARE covers all medically-necessary maternity care, but there are some limitations.
The health plan option you are using may determine where you receive your maternity care, either at a military treatment facility or from a civilian health care provider.
Prenatal care is the care you receive from the time you find out your pregnant until you deliver your baby. As soon as you think you may be pregnant, schedule an appointment with your primary care provider. Depending on your health plan option, this may be your assigned primary care manager (PCM). Remember, if you are enrolled in a Prime option, you may not self-refer to an Obstetrician or Gynecologist even for your pregnancy.
Regular appointments with your doctor are important to ensure the health of you and your baby. The first appointment is generally the longest and you'll find out the due date, explore your health history and determine risk factors. Frequent prenatal visits allow you to follow the progress of your pregnancy and your baby's development and give you the opportunity to ask questions along the way.
While all medically-necessary prenatal care is covered, there are some limitations.
Antepartum Services: When needed to determine the health of the baby or if you are determined have a high-risk pregnancy TRICARE covers amniocentesis, chordocentesis, chorionic villis sampling, fetal stress test and electronic fetal monitoring.
Ultrasounds: Doctors often perform ultrasounds at different times during pregnancy for different reasons. TRICARE will cover the ultrasound in the following specific conditions if you have ANY questions about coverage please contact your regional contractor.
* Estimating gestational age
* Evaluating fetal growth
* Conducting a biophysical evaluation for fetal well-being
* Evaluating a suspected ectopic pregnancy
* Defining the cause of vaginal bleeding
* Diagnosing or evaluating multiple gestations
* Confirming cardiac activity
* Evaluating maternal pelvic masses or uterine abnormalities
* Evaluating suspected hydatidiform mole
* Evaluating the fetus's condition in late registrants for prenatal care
Note: TRICARE does not cover ultrasounds for routine screening or to determine the sex of the baby.
Dental Care During Your Pregnancy: Research has shown that you may be at an increased risk for dental disease while you are pregnant. You are encouraged to have preventive dental care such as check ups and cleanings while you are pregnant. TRICARE offers three different dental plans depending on your beneficiary category. You should explore your options and consider enrolling in one of the TRICARE dental plans. Learn more...
Labor and Delivery
TRICARE covers medically-necessary services during your labor and delivery including anesthesia, fetal monitoring, and other services required for your care during your stay. TRICARE will cover cesarean section when needed. If you choose to have a cesarean section instead of vaginal delivery for your personal reasons, you may be responsible for some of the costs.
Facility/Provider: Usually, the plan you are using will determine the type of birthing facility you will use (military or civilian, office-based or freestanding, etc.). You also have different options for the type of provider who delivers your baby (obstetrician, Family
practice provider and or Certified nurse midwife, etc.). These types of decisions will be made by you and your provider during your prenatal visits.
The unexpected could happen and you could have an emergency need for evaluation during your pregnancy. Notify your PCM or OB provider and they can refer you to another facility if it is necessary to better care for you and your baby.
Length of Stay: Usually, you will stay in the hospital for a minimum of 48 hours after a regular vaginal delivery and 96 hours after a cesarean section. Complications of health may require a longer stay. If the decision to discharge home before these minimum length-of-stays
you and your provider must make this decision together.
Post-partum care is the care you receive after your baby is born to ensure your body is healing properly. TRICARE covers a minimum of two post-partum visits, but more if you had complications or if your provider thinks it's needed.
After your baby is born, he or she is covered separately. You should register your baby in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) as soon as possible. Learn more...
TRICARE offers well-child care for your newborn up to age six, which includes:
* Circumcision (before leaving hospital)
* Routine newborn care
* Comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention examinations
* Vision and hearing screenings
* Height, weight and head circumference
* Developmental/behavioral appraisal
You'll schedule your newborn's first well-child appointment before you leave the hospital.
TRICARE does not cover the following services:
* Fetal ultrasounds that are not medically necessary (e.g., to
determine your baby's sex), including three- and four-dimensional
* Services and supplies related to non-coital reproductive
procedures (e.g., artificial insemination)
* Management of uterine contractions with drugs that are not approved for that use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (i.e., off-label use)
* Home uterine activity monitoring and related services
* Unproven procedures (e.g., lymphocyte or paternal leukocyte immunotherapy for the treatment of recurrent miscarriages, salivary estriol test for preterm labor)
* Umbilical cord blood collection and storage, except when stem cells are collected for subsequent use in the treatment of tumor, blood, or lymphoid disease
* Private hospital rooms
This course teaches enlisted personnel to perform as junior petty officers at the job entry level in the Machinery Technician rating. Students are taught principles of operation, maintenance and repair of machinery. The following topics are covered: hand and machine tools,
piping, tubing, flex hose, leadership, basic administration, hydraulics, internal combustion engines, lubrication systems, cooling systems, fuel systems, diesel engine overhaul, basic electricity and electrical equipment, auxiliary machinery, refrigeration, clutches, gears, shafting, and outboard motors.
Aviation Maint Tech
This course teaches the Aviation Maintenance Technician student, entry level skills, knowledge, and concepts required to inspect, service, maintain, analyze, and repair aircraft powerplant, powertrain, and structural systems; maintain, repair, and fabricate metal, composite, and fiberglass materials; fabricate cables, wire harnesses, and structural components; perform aircraft corrosion control, nondestructive testing, basic electrical troubleshooting, and aviation administrative record keeping.
This course provides classroom lecture reinforced with ample opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in hands-on lab applications, preparing members for entry level in the Damage
Controlman rating. Students are instructed in the principles of Carpentry, Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Warfare Defense, Shipboard Watertight Fittings maintenance, Shipboard Damage Control procedures, Firefighting, Plumbing, Arc Welding, Oxy-fuel Cutting, and Oxy-fuel Brazing.
Apr9-Aug17 (19 wks)
This course teaches enlisted personnel to perform as junior petty officers at the entry level job in the Electrician Mate rating. Training includes lectures and hands-on exercises on generation, control and distribution of electricity; the uses of electricity and the maintenance/repair of electrical equipment. The following topics are covered: AC and DC circuit analysis, batteries, power distribution systems, lighting systems, generators, motors, controllers, interior communication systems, electric power tools, galley equipment, laundry
equipment, scullery equipment, electric damage control equipment, small boat electrical systems, deck machinery equipment, and shore power.
Mar5-Sept13 (28 wks)
This course is an apprentice-level electronics course, which is divided into eleven units of instruction, each dealing with a different aspect of electronics fundamentals. The course begins with an indoctrination and includes leadership, tower climbing, soldering, CPR, and safety. As students progress through the course, they receive instruction on technical training on specific electronic systems and equipment used throughout the Coast Guard. These courses encompass the
use of test equipment, technical publications and troubleshooting methods used for corrective maintenance to the lowest repairable level. Upon graduation students have the knowledge and skill necessary for maintenance and repair of electronic equipment.
BUT Electrician's Technician & Avionics Electrical Technician HAVE NO DATES THAT WORK this year, and are 28 and 20 weeks respectively. Another of interest is Health Services Technician (incl. EMT-B), 19 weeks.
"A" School Schedule.