General Education Mobile (GEM)
The General Education Mobile (GEM) program is designed to help US Air Force members fulfill their general education (GE) requirements in a mobile, non-traditional classroom format. Completing the GEM program is a key step toward earning your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at CCAF. GEM can be completed with five online courses at Ashford University, and if you already have some college experience, the number of courses required may be reduced.
Ashford University offers convenient online courses that can satisfy these GE requirements for your AAS degree at Community College of the Air Force:
Written Communication — ENG 121 English Composition I
Mathematics — MAT 222 Intermediate Algebra
Social Science — PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology and SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Oral Communication — SPE 103 Oral Communication
Humanities — Art 101 Art Appreciation, PHI 208 Ethics and Moral Reasoning, and ENG 225 Introduction to Film
Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC)
You make sacrifices for our nation. Fortunately, education doesn't have to be one of them.
Discover a community at Ashford University designed to help you manage the demands of going to school while serving in the military. Even deployment doesn't mean you have to stop learning. Either you or your spouse can request a break and pick up where you left off when you return.
If you have earned your Associate in Applied Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force, take the next step – transfer to Ashford and complete your Bachelor's degree.
Students who are eligible will not have to take more than 60 credits to complete one of these Ashford University degree programs:
- Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
- Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Certain degree programs may not be available in all states. For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed this program, and other important information, please visit military.ashford.edu/pd.
For questions pertaining to the GEM program or AU-ABC contact Chas Hilger, Senior Director of Military Relations, Chas.Hilger@ashford.edu, 866.974.5700 Extension: 3675
For have questions regarding enrolling in a degree program or about your current degree program, contact a Military Admissions Counselor or your Student Advisor at 1.800.877.1192.
You can also speak to someone from the comfort of your desktop using Live Chat.
Your Education Benefits
All required course materials are completely covered for eligible members of the military community when ordered through the Ashford Bookstore, and standard shipping is free. Please note: when course materials purchased through the Ashford Bookstore are available in both electronic format and hard copy, if you prefer a physical textbook, you pay only the difference in cost and shipping.
Ashford University offers this benefit to students who are:
- Active Duty, National Guard, or Reservists
- Spouses of Active Duty, National Guard, and Reservists
- Students using VA Education Benefits
- Department of Defense employees
- Civilian employees of the US Coast Guard
- Veterans Affairs employees
Learn more about financing your education by visiting Ashford's Financial Services page.
- Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) Degree Network School for the Coast Guard
- Continuous enrollment
- Courses start every Tuesday
- Undergrad courses are 5 weeks in length while graduate courses are 6 weeks in length.