Air Force Education

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) Program

UW Colleges Online is a campus of the University of Wisconsin Colleges. All degree programs offered through the UW Colleges are approved for the certification of educational benefits for veterans and veterans' dependents under both federal and state veterans administration programs.

UW Colleges Online is an excellent option for CCAF students to complete their general education requirements. Choose from flexible and convenient learning options while getting a world-class, UW education.

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Choose UW Colleges Online to reach your goals. Apply as a special student today! No application fee or transcripts are required.

For more information on this program, contact us at 877-449-1877 or email Troy Marshall.

About the Program

About the Program

General Education Mobile (GEM) is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and regionally accredited civilian academic institutions that offer freshman/sophomore general education courses.  These courses are offered via distance learning format and meet the CCAF Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements.   

GEM Courses

Classes are offered in 13 session throughout the academic year with various start dates. UW Colleges Online approved courses include:


Student may complete 6 Semester Hours of non-duplicative written communication or 3 Semester Hours of written and 3 Semester Hours of oral communication.

Written Communication

  • ENG101: College Writing and Critical Reading (3 cr.)
  • ENG102: Critical Writing Reading and Research (3 cr.)
  • ENG201: Intermediate Composition (3 cr.)

Oral Communication

  • CTA103: Introduction to Public Speaking (3 cr.)

Any one of the following courses:

  • MAT108: Quantitative Reasoning (3 cr.)
  • MAT110: College Algebra (3 cr.)
  • MAT117: Elementary Statistics (3 cr.)
  • MAT210: Topics in Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • MAT221: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (5 cr.)
  • MAT222: Calculus & Analytical Geometry II (5 cr.)
  • MAT234: Calculus of Several Variables (3 cr.)
  • MAT271: Ordinary Differential Equations (3 cr.)
  • MAT 240:  Statistical Analysis (3 cr.)
Social Science

Any one of the following courses:

  • ANT100: General Anthropology (3 cr.)
  • ECO203: Economics – Macro (3 cr.)
  • ECO204: Economics – Micro (3 cr.)
  • GEO101: Introduction to Cultural Geography (3 cr.)
  • HIS102: History of the United States: From the Era of the Civil War to the Present (ES) (3 cr.)
  • HIS258: The Holocaust: Politics of Peace Nationalism and War (3 cr.)
  • POL104: American Government and Politics (3 cr.)
  • POL175: International Politics (3 cr.)
  • PSY202: Introductory Psychology (3 cr.)
  • SOC101: Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)

Any one of the following courses:

  • ART175: Worlds of Art – Images/Objects/Ideas (ES) (3 cr.)
  • ART183: Survey: Renaissance - Modern Art (3 cr.)
  • ENG278: Multicultural Literature in America (ES) (3 cr.)
  • CTA218: Popular Culture in the Media (3 cr.)
  • MUS278: History of Rock and Roll (3 cr.)
  • PHI237: Technology, Values and Society (3 cr.) 
  • PHI259: Philosophy and Racism (3 cr.)
  • REL101: Introduction to the Study of Religion (3 cr.)
  • SPA101: First Semester Spanish (4 cr.)
  • SPA105: Second Semester Spanish (4 cr.)

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