The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) GEM program enables Air Force servicemembers pursuing their associate's degree to sign up for their general education requirements in a single block of courses from the same college, providing greater educational continuity and faster completion of an associate's degree.
Students take a sequence of five classes and are able to do so online or on-site. UMGC is proud to work with the Air Force and participate in the GEM program.
As part of the requirements for CCAF associate's degrees, students must take one three-credit class in each of the five general education categories: oral communication, written communication, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities. These 15 credits - nearly a quarter of the 64 needed for the associate's degree - can be completed at UMGC. CCAF does not offer its own general education courses.
UMGC offers these courses both online and on-site to offer maximum flexibility.