CCAF General Education Mobile (GEM) at Western | Western Technical College

CCAF General Education Mobile (GEM) at Western

GEM LogoWestern Technical College is proud to partner with the Community College of the Air Force and Space Force to help Airmen and Guardians complete their CCAF Degree's General Education requirements.

Participating in the General Education Mobile (GEM) enables students to complete up to 15 credits at Western that transfer toward the general education requirements of their CCAF degree providing greater educational continuity and faster completion of an Airman's or Guardian’s associates degree.

Airmen and Guardians must develop a CCAF education goal in the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) and request Tuition Assistance (TA). 

Why Western Technical College?

  • Quality online courses meeting CCAF standards and degree completion requirements.
  • Small college that provides one-on-one assistance and advising to all students, not just the ones on campus.
  • Award prior learning credit for learning gained through military experiences and years of service.
  • Offer AAS programs that can be completed beyond your CCAF degree!

Steps to Enroll

Air Force Portal

Class Search

Search our online database for classes by keywords, program, credit or non-credit.

For example, if you're looking for available math classes, type "math" as the keyword, select "Credit" under the Program drop-down menu, and "General Education" under the College drop-down menu.

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Academic Calendar

View our current Academic Calendar.

  • Course length varies depending on course selected. Courses are offered in multiple modalities (online, compressed, hybrid, and in-person). Western is a trimester college with three 15-week semesters a year. Courses can be taken as a 15-week semester course or in a 7-week session within the semester.
  • Academic support is available:
  • Online support is available via chat, email, phone and in person. Support area contacts:

Approved GEM Courses

Oral Communication

  • 10801198 Speech
  • 10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
  • 20810201 Fundamentals of Speech

Written Communication

  • 10801195 Written Communication
  • 20801201 English I


  • 20804240 Basic Statistics           

Social Science

  • 10809196 Introduction to Sociology
  • 20809203 Principles of Sociology
  • 10809195 Economics
  • 10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies
  • 20809202 Social Problems
  • 20809231 General Psychology
  • 20809204 Marriage and Family
  • 10809199 Psychology of Human Relations
  • 20809221 American National Government


  • 20809260 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 20815200 Introduction to Art History
  • 20805227 Music Appreciation
  • 10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application
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