Seminole State launches partnership with Community College of the Air Force
Partnership offers online general education classes to 300,000 Air Force and Space Force personnel
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Written by: Mark Richardson
Photo: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelsey Sever (right), an aerospace medical service technician assigned to the 181st Intelligence Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, poses for a photo with her sister, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Caitlan Kotowski, a search and extraction medic assigned to the 181st IW, following Sever’s Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony at Hulman Field Air National Guard Base, Indiana, June 2, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jonathan W. Padish)
Seminole State College of Florida and the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) have signed a partnership allowing the College to offer a General Education Mobile (GEM) program. Through the partnership, the College will offer 18 online general education classes to more than 300,000 United States Air Force and United State Space Force personnel pursuing a CCAF Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
CCAF was established April 1, 1972 at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas and is a federallychartered academic institution that serves Air Force and Space Force enlisted members. CCAF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The GEM program allows CCAF students to enroll in classes at partner academic institutions to fulfill general education course requirements needed for the A.A.S. degree.
“It is an honor to partner with the Community College of the Air Force to offer our quality general education courses to active duty military members," said Dr. Laura Ross, Seminole State vice president of academic affairs.
There are currently 126 GEM partner schools serving Air Force students around the world. Seminole State is one of five public colleges in the state of Florida and the only Central Florida institution offering the GEM program.
Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu
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The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is a federally-chartered academic institution that serves the United States Air and Space Force's enlisted total force. We partner with 112 affiliated Air and Space Force schools and 300 Education Service Offices located worldwide to serve approximately 270,000 active, guard, and reserve enlisted personnel, making CCAF the world's largest community college system. The college annually awards over 22,000 associate in applied science degrees from 71 degree programs.