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Colorado State University-Global Campus is proud to work with the Community College of the Air Force to offer courses as a part of the General Education Mobile (GEM) program.

As the first and only 100% online, regionally accredited, public university in the United States, CSU-Global is committed to student success including military-inclusive services and support for U.S. Servicemembers.

Air Force personnel can fulfill general education requirements for their CCAF Associate of Applied Science degree with the flexibility and convenience of online classes offered by CSU-Global. Experience the advantages of taking courses at CSU-Global including:

  • Accelerated 8-week courses in terms that begin every four weeks
  • Discounted military tuition rates and assistance when securing military benefits
  • A Tuition Guarantee that ensures costs remain the same as long as you are enrolled, even after you separate from military service
  • A streamlined admissions process to get you started in classes faster
  • Maximum credit accepted in transfer to a career-relevant bachelor’s degree program should you choose to continue your education after earning your A.A.S. degree from the Community College of the Air Force

How to Apply

Members of the Air Force applying to CSU-Global as part of the GEM Program can call 800-920-6723 or email Admissions@CSUGlobal.edu to speak with an Admissions Counselor. You can also start by completing our online application.

GEM program applicants will apply as non-degree seeking (transient) students and should alert their advisor that they are participating in GEM. This will expedite and facilitate the application process. Prior transcripts are not required by GEM participants; however, students are advised to follow their CCAF A.A.S. degree plan when selecting specific courses at CSU-Global.

Once you are admitted to the university, you will be able to login to your Student Portal where you can register, contact your advisor, attend classes, and access all the resources in our unique 100% online learning environment. Learn more about our student support services by calling today!

Approved Courses

CSU-Global offers the following courses, matched to specific Air Force general education content areas. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree at CSU-Global should consult an advisor to select courses appropriate for their desired degree program or refer to the Academic Catalog for full general education requirements.

Oral Communication

The Air Force General Education Requirement for Oral Communication is 3 credits. Students may take the following course:

  • COM200 Effective Oral Communication: This course emphasizes skills for constructing and delivering prepared speeches by using research and organization. Students will learn the theoretical foundations of oral communications and participate in applied learning activities designed to guide them in the preparation and delivery of successful presentations. Specifically, students will learn appropriate speech theory, speech construction, techniques for delivery, listening skills, and audience analysis.

Written Communication

The Air Force General Education Requirement for Written Communication is 3 credits. Students may take one of the following courses:

  • ENG101 Composition I: This course introduces students to the skills and requirements of proper academic writing at the college level. Emphasis is placed on the planning, writing, and revising of compositions including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. Students will learn the basics of proper essay format, information literacy, research skills, and library use at the university. The course supports the development of composition skills through the practice and feedback of critical thinking assignments and a final portfolio research report project.
  • ENG102 Composition II: This course emphasizes critical and logical thinking, problem definition, research strategies, and writing argumentative papers that incorporate research. All assignments in this course relate in some manner to the writing of research based essays and projects. This course guides students in developing the skills necessary for planning and writing research-based essays and projects for other courses as well as gathering information and preparing professional papers/reports. The APA writing style and format for documentation as taught at CSU-Global is applied throughout all written assignments. Students are encouraged to become responsible members of the CSU-Global research community.


The Air Force General Education Requirement for Mathematics is 3 credits. Students may take one of the following courses:

  • MTH109 Mathematical Explorations: Emphasis on quantitative reasoning and problem solving. Topics chosen from logic, sets, algebra, linear programming, probability, statistics, number theory, geometry, and counting techniques.
  • MTH156 Introduction to Statistics: An introduction to data analysis, data production, and statistical inference. Areas of study include: surveys and designed experiments, randomization, causation, regression, and inference using hypothesis tests.

Social Science

The Air Force General Education Requirement for Social Science is 3 credits. Students may take one of the following courses:

  • POL101 Introduction to Political Science: This survey course explores the nature of politics, political environments and culture, the organization of political activities, and various political systems. Special emphasis is placed upon three levels of politics: the individual, the state, and international community. The political systems and activities of many nations, past and present, will be explored.
  • SOC101 Introduction to Sociology: The scientific study of patterns and processes of human social relations.
  • HST201 U.S. History I: United States history from founding of North American colonies to 1877 reconstruction era.
  • HST202 U.S. History II: This course is a survey from the end of Reconstruction in 1877 until the recent past. It addresses economic, political, and social issues. Topics include: industrialization; urbanization; population changes; the U.S. rise to global power; the Great Depression and the New Deal; the world wars; the Great Society; the counterculture; technology implications; and the Cold War.


The Air Force General Education Requirement for Humanities is 3 credits. Students may take one of the following courses:

  • HUM101 Critical Reasoning: This course includes a practical application of the subject, designed in order to help novice students learn and apply the skills of reasoning in their coursework and everyday life. In critical reasoning we will be examining the process of rhetoric and practicing it by writing short Critical Thinking essays on current events in an online forum. This course explores the process of reasoning and encourages the students to think more clearly, insightfully and effectively. Life experiences and current events will help students develop the abilities to solve problems, analyze topics, and make well-informed decisions.
  • ENG130 Introduction to Literature: This course provides the study of both traditional and contemporary literary works in four major genres: short fiction, the novel, poetry, and drama. Students examine literary elements such as character, plot, theme, setting, and symbolism, thus furthering the understanding and appreciation of the literary work.


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