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General Education Mobile (GEM)

GEM is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and civilian academic institutions to offer general education courses to meet CCAF Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements. GEM allows an Airman to complete all general education requirements at one institution via online distance coursework for faster degree completion. 

Columbia College has partnered with CCAF to offer the following general education courses to fulfill the general education requirements for the AAS (choose one course from each requirement area below).

Note: CCAF students enrolled in the CCAF 2017-2019 General Catalog, have two options to complete the communications requirement. Option 1 is to complete 3 semester hours of written communication and 3 semester hours of oral communication courses. Option 2 is to complete 6 semester hours of non-duplicative written communication courses. Please see your local base education office advisor for further details.

Oral Communication

CC Course Number CC Course Name
COMM 110 Introduction to Speech 

Written Communication

CC Course Number CC Course Name
ENGL 133W First-Year Writing Seminar

Mathematics - choose from

CC Course Number CC Course Name
MATH 150 College Algebra
MATH 170 Finite Mathematics
MATH 180 Precalculus
MATH 201 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 215 Differential Calculus

Social Science - choose from

CC Course Number CC Course Name
GEOG 101   Intro to Geography 
SOCI 270 Minority Cultures & Relations
ECON 293 Macroeconomics
ECON 294 Microeconomics
POSC 111 American National Govt
POSC 292 International Relations
PSYC 101 General Psychology
SOCI 111 General Sociology

Humanities - choose from

CC Course Number CC Course Name
ARTS 105 Art Appreciation
ARTS 111 Art and Ideas I
ARTS 112 Art and Ideas II
ENGL 231 British Literature I
ENGL 241 American Literature I
ENGL 242 American Literature II
MUSI 120 Music and Human Experience
PHIL 201  Intro to Philosophy
PHIL 210 Logic and Critical Thinking
RELI 101 Religion and Human Experience
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To find out more about the CCAF GEM program, visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) or your local education office. 


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