Air Force Transfer Credit

Airmen and Guardians enlisted in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force repectively are automatically enrolled in the Community College of the Air Force External link (CCAF) and can begin completing the 64 credit hours needed to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree.

A total of 49 hours are earned through the Community College of the Air Force, and 15 credit hours of general education must be attained at a civilian institution.

Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program (AU-ABC)

Air University Associate Baccalaureate Cooperative logo.

AU-ABC connects CCAF graduates to approved, online baccalaureate degree programs from accredited civilian colleges.

Students participating in AU-ABC at Columbia College may complete their bachelor's degree in 60 credit hours or less once they have completed their Associate in Applied Science degree at CCAF.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree is a Category II AU-ABC program. Airmen and Guardians who need up to nine credit hours to complete their CCAF degree agree to take these courses at Columbia College. The classes simultaneously fulfill a student's CCAF degree requirements and specific prerequisites. From CCAF degree completion, the student will need no more than 60 credit hours to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice through Columbia College's AU-ABC program.

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Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies is a Category I AU-ABC program. CCAF graduates will need no more than 60 credit hours to complete a Bachelor of General Studies through the Columbia College AU-ABC program.

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To learn more, visit your local education office or the Air Force Virtual Education Center.

General Education Mobile (GEM)

General Education Mobile (GEM) CCAF logo.

GEM is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force and academic institutions to offer general educations courses to meet CCAF Associate of Applied Science degree requirements. GEM allows an Airman or Guardian to complete all general education requirements online at one institution for faster degree completion. 

CCAF students select communication, mathematics, social sciences and humanities courses. The courses are eight weeks in length and are offered six times a year.

  • COMM 110 - Introduction to Speech
  • ENGL 133W - First-Year Writing Seminar
  • MATH 106 - Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 110 - Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH 150 - College Algebra
  • MATH 180 - Precalculus
  • MATH 201 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 215 - Differential Calculus
  • MATH 250 - Statistics I
  • GEOG 101 - Intro to Geography 
  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology
  • POSC 111 - American National Govt
  • HIST 112 - Making the Modern World
  • HIST 122 - American History Since 1877
  • SOCI 101 - Social Justice
  • SOCI 111 - General Sociology
  • SOCI 270 - Diversity and Society
  • ECON 293 - Macroeconomics
  • ANTH 112 - General Anthropology
  • ARTS 105 - Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 111 - Art and Ideas I
  • ARTS 112 - Art and Ideas II
  • ENGL 231W - British Literature I
  • ENGL 241W - American Literature I
  • ENGL 242W - American Literature II
  • MUSI 120 - Music and Human Experience
  • PHIL 101 - Intro to Philosophy
  • PHIL 210 - Logic and Critical Thinking
  • RELI 101 - Religion and Human Experience

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