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

AU-ABC links CCAF graduates to approved, online baccalaureate degree programs from accredited civilian colleges and universities. CCAF graduates can earn a baccalaureate degree by completing no more than 60 additional semester hours beyond their CCAF Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.

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Point of Contact: Mike Lederle

Email: pmlederle1@ccis.edu

Phone: (800) 231-2391, ext. 7579




Students participating in AU-ABC with Columbia College are guaranteed to complete their bachelor degree in 60 semester hours or less once they have completed their Associate in Applied Science degree with CCAF. 

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BA.CJAD)

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

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)

The Bachelor of General Studies degree is a Category I AU-ABC program.  CCAF graduates will need no more than 60 semester hours to complete Columbia College's BGS AU-ABC program.

To enroll in the AU-ABC program, visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).