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Air Force GEM Program

Complete general education requirements with UMGC while you earn a CCAF associate degree.

If you are an Air Force, Space Force, or Guardians servicemember pursuing your associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force, sign up for your general education requirements at University of Maryland Global Campus with the General Education Mobile, also known as GEM, program. Through this program, you can earn 15 of the 64 credits you need for a CCAF associate degree. At UMGC, you can take the general education courses you need and use them to earn your CCAF associate degree.

Plus, if you choose to pursue further education, you can transfer your CCAF associate degree credits toward a bachelor's degree at UMGC.

Get Started in the GEM Program

Search and register for classes by following these steps.

  1. Go to the Air Force Virtual Education Center and view UMGC GEM courses.
  2. Apply for admission to UMGC.
  3. Register for courses through MyUMGC.
  4. Pay for your classes via MyUMGC.

Your application fee can be waived if you apply as a non-degree seeking student and select Community College of the Air Force when asked if you are pursuing an associate degree at an alliance community college. If you later choose to apply for another degree or certificate program at UMGC, you will be required to pay the application fee.

When enrolling in a course, please be sure to complete your Tuition Assistance form within the Air Force Virtual Education Center.

Approved Courses

In the GEM program, you will choose one course from each of the five categories listed below to complete your CCAF associate degree. These UMGC courses are 8 weeks in length. For full UMGC course information, see our course schedule and catalog

Academic Calendar

View the online academic calendar to get familiar with start dates and registration deadlines at UMGC.

Tuition and Fees

UMGC offers state university tuition rates, scholarships, and financial aid options to make your education affordable.

Contact Military Advising

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Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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