As a member of the U.S. Air Force interested in earning a quality degree, you understand how important it is to embark on a college program that fits your busy schedule. The GEM program is a key step toward earning your associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force. This Air Force college degree program was designed to help you fulfill your general education requirements in a mobile, nontraditional classroom format.
GEM can be completed with only five online courses at Purdue Global.†
- Each course corresponds to a general education area requirement for a degree.
- GEM courses are taught 100% online.
- Each term lasts 10 weeks.
- When taking two courses per term, you can complete the GEM program in 8 months.
Why Is GEM So Important?
General education courses are the foundation of your college studies. These courses prepare you for the degree-specific and higher-level courses you will need to earn your degree. The GEM program allows you to build that foundation, even if you can't attend classes in a traditional school setting.
After completing GEM, you can focus on earning credits within your specific discipline through additional college courses, training you have taken with CLEP and DANTES exams, and credits earned through your military work.