Air Force GEM Program

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Complete Your Community College of the Air Force General Education Requirements with Georgia Southern University through the Air Force GEM Program

What is GEM?

General Education Mobile (GEM) is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and Georgia Southern University to offer general education courses to satisfy up to 15 semester hours of credit. The credit earned will help Airmen meet the requirements to complete an Associate in Applied Science degree from CCAF. Students must complete one course from at least one of the general education areas, depending on the requirements remaining to complete their CCAF degree. Courses are offered in seven-week Flex Terms and 16-week semesters during the Fall and Spring. Summer classes are offered during an eight-week semester, or a four-week Flex Term. Students are encouraged to review course schedules to determine the availability of classes.

Getting Started in the GEM Program

Step 1: Log into the Air Force Portal to View GEM schools and Approved Courses

  • Log into the Air Force Portal and select Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC)
  • Select “GEM Program” and search for approved GEM schools
  • Find “Georgia Southern University” to see the list of approved online courses

Step 2: Admission to Georgia Southern University

Step 3: Create your CCAF Goal and Apply for and Submit Tuition Assistance (TA) Authorization

  • Log into the Air Force Portal, select AFVEC and click on “Education Goals” to create your CCAF Goal
  • Once your CCAF Goal has been created, apply for Air Force Tuition Assistance in AFVEC
  • When prompted to give Georgia Southern’s OPEID, enter 00154600 (TA Authorization can be submitted 45 days before the first day of class but must be submitted no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class)
  • Once your TA is approved, email a copy to the Georgia Southern University Third-Party Billing office at

Step 4: Register for Classes

  • Log into MyGeorgiaSouthern to access your student account and register for classes
  • Review the GEM Admissions Checklist to make sure you have completed all enrollment and registration steps


GEM Approved Courses

Oral Communications

  • COMM 1101 Public Speaking

Written Communication

  • ENGL 1101 Composition I                        
  • ENGL 1102 Composition II (must have ENGL 1101 & passed with C or better)


  • MATH 1101 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 1111 College Algebra
  • MATH 1112 College Trigonometry
  • MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 1441 Calculus I

Social Science

  • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ECON 2105 Economics in a Global Society                      
  • GEOG 1130 World Regional Geography
  • HIST 1112 World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community
  • HIST 2110 U.S. A Comprehensive Survey
  • POLS 1101 American Government
  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology


  • ART 1000 Art in Life
  • ENGL 2111 World Literature I
  • ENGL 2112 World Literature II
  • MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation
  • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy

GEM Admissions Checklist

Last updated: 3/5/2018

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