• About the GEM Program
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    GEM Partnership
    The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) is an approved educational partnership with Northern Arizona University. The partnership permits airmen to complete 15 general education credits in a single block of courses in order to meet CCAF AAS degree requirement via online classes. NAU offers convenient 8-week online courses.

    NAU courses are offered in five general areas: Mathematics, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Military students must complete a class from each area- either online or on-site at one of NAU's statewide locations. 

    For CCAF students who only what to take general education courses from NAU, there is a shorter, easier application NAU has to assist GEM students. Note: The application fee is waived for military. Be sure to select the Extended Campuses application.

    Apply today for GEM Courses as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. NAU offers many choices for taking GEM classes, search now.

    NAU is a regionally accredited, nationally recognized, military-friendly university that offers DoD Tuition Assistance rates for eligible service members. 

  • General Education Classes for Military Students

    CCAF GEM Requirement NAU College Courses
    Humanities ART 100 - ART APPRECIATION
    Humanities HUM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES
    Humanities HUM 102 - THE SEARCH FOR MEANING
    Humanities SPA 101 - FIRST YEAR SPANISH
    Humanities SPA 102 - FIRST YEAR SPANISH
    Mathematics MAT 114 - QUANTITATIVE REASONING
    Oral Communication CST 111 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
    Social Sciences POS 110 - AMERICAN POLITICS
    Social Sciences POS 120 - WORLD POLITICS
    Social Sciences PSY 101 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
    Social Sciences SOC 101 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
    Written Communication ENG 105 - CRITICAL READING AND WRITING IN THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
  • Degree Seeking Students
    CCAF students desiring to obtain a bachelor’s degree from NAU should submit an Extended Campuses Transfer application for admission.

    Find out more about our online degree programs today.
  • Tuition and Fees
    The Northern Arizona University tuition for airmen and other military personnel who qualify for DoD Tuition Assistance is $250 per credit hour–the maximum covered by DoD. Read more about our tuition and fees. Be sure to review the numerous financial aid options, scholarships and reduced tuition for active duty.
  • Why Choose Northern Arizona University?
    NAU is widely acknowledged as a top military-friendly school.

    • Respected – Earn your degree from a fully accredited public university.–
    • Flexible – Take classes online or, if you are in Arizona, take classes in-person at one of our statewide locations.
    • Accelerated – Complete your AU-ABC requirements quickly with multiple class start dates.
    • Helpful – Access student services and advisors online.
    • Affordable – Take advantage of DoD Tuition Assistance and financial aid opportunities on top of already-low tuition rates and fees.  
  • For Additional Help
    Contact: 
    John Underwood, CMSgt USAF (ret.)
    Manager, Military Initiatives
    (602) 728-9537 / John.Underwood@nau.edu