General Education Mobile (GEM)

GEM is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and civilian academic institutions to offer general education courses to meet CCAF Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements. GEM allows an Airman to complete all general education requirements at one institution via online distance coursework for faster degree completion. 

Point of Contact: Mike Lederle


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

Columbia College has partnered with CCAF to offer the following general education courses to fulfill the general education requirements for the AAS (choose one course from each requirement area):

Oral Communication

CC Course Number CC Course Name SOC Code 
COMM 110 Introduction to Speech  CM001A/B 

Written Communication

CC Course Number CC Course Name SOC Code
ENGL 111 English Composition I EN201A/B
ENGL 112  English Composition II  EN203A/B 

Mathematics - choose from

CC Course Number CC Course Name SOC Code
MATH 150 College Algebra MH048A/B
MATH 170 Finite Mathematics MH065A/B
MATH 180 Precalculus MH054A/B

Social Science - choose from

CC Course Number CC Course Name  SOC Code 
GEOG 101   Intro to Geography  GE001A/B 
SOCI 270 Minority Cultures & Relations SO003A/B
ECON 293 Macroeconomics EC201A/B
ECON 294 Microeconomics EC301A/B
POSC 111 American National Govt PO077A/B
POSC 292 International Relations PO081A/B
PSYC 101 General Psychology PS101A/B
SOCI 111 General Sociology SO001A/B

Humanities - choose from

CC Course Number CC Course Name SOC Code
ARTS 105 Art Appreciation N/A
ARTS 111 Art and Ideas I N/A
ARTS 112 Art and Ideas II N/A
ENGL 123 Intro to Mythology & Folklore N/A
ENGL 231 English Literature I N/A
ENGL 232 English Literature II N/A
ENGL 242 American Literature II N/A
MUSI 122 Music Appreciation N/A
PHIL 201  Intro to Western Philosophy PL079A/B
PHIL 210              Logic and Critical Thinking      N/A 

To enroll in the GEM program, visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC). When enrolling in a course, please be sure to complete your tuition assistance (TA) form within the AFVEC GEM search plan.