Cerro Coso Community College is proud to partner with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) for the General Education Mobile (GEM) program.
Cerro Coso's participation in the GEM program enables airmen to complete up to 15 credits of their general education requirements to be applied directly to a student's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree at CCAF and/or a degree at Cerro Coso Community College. By earning the general education requirements in a block of courses from one institution, students will benefit from greater continuity and be able to complete their degree more quickly. With online courses, students can continue their education without interruption, regardless of whether they go on temporary duty or deploy.
You make sacrifices for our nation. With Cerro Coso Community College, education does not have to be one of them!
Cerro Coso Community College offers these convenient online courses that can satisfy your AAS degree requirements at the Community College of the Air Force. All classes are offered in 8 and 16 week formats, except those designated otherwise.
If you are a not yet a student of Cerro Coso Community College, complete the online application.
Once you have filled out the form and obtained a student ID# you have been accepted and are a student at Cerro Community College.
Check the class schedule for your GEM classes. Remember, only the classes listed for the GEM programs are eligible.
Register for classes through insideCC. Pay your fees or see Financial Aid for assistance.
Airmen interested in the GEM program should contact their local base education services office for education counseling / briefing prior to enrolling in courses. Airmen select their GEM school during the Air Force Tuition Assistance application process.
Searching and registering for classes is simple when using the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC). Follow the steps below to get started.
Step 1: Visit AFVEC and view Cerro Coso Community College GEM courses.
Step 2: Visit your local base education office for education counseling to include use of the Air Force Tuition Assistance program. Your base education office will explain how to create an electronic CCAF education goal in the AFVEC.
Step 3: Register for Cerro Coso courses through Admissions and Records. Access AFVEC and click on Apply for Tuition Assistance and select your CCAF goal. Within the application choose "Cerro Coso Community College" as your GEM school. If you are using your GI Bill benefits apply here several weeks in advance.
Step 4: Pay for your classes using Air Force Tuition Assistance, GI Bill, etc. See Financial Aid for help.
Your GEM classes will transfer to a civilian degree. At Cerro Coso Community College, many of our degrees can be obtained online.