General Education Mobile program for the Community College of the Air Force

Finish Your CCAF Associate Degree on Your Schedule


…Through the General Education Mobile Program at Virginia Peninsula Community College
As a proud participant in the GEM program, VPCC offers the general education classes Airmen and Guardians need to complete their associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. You'll find courses that are convenient, flexible, and affordable.

Ready to enroll? Registration is easy.

First, contact your base education center for an Air Force & Space Force Tuition Assistance Briefing. Your counselor will explain how to create a CCAF education goal and apply for Air Force & Space Force Tuition Assistance (TA) in the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) in the AF Portal in order to utilize the GEM Program.

Next, complete our new student application. There is no application fee.

Then, set up your student account using the information you'll receive from us.

After that, select the courses you need to satisfy CCAF general education requirements; many of these classes have various schedule options; take them online (or in-residence) during a traditional 16-week term, 12-week term, or an 8-week term. Click here for a listing of the course schedule (VPCC Courses)

Oral Communication:
CST 100, Principles of Public Speaking

Written Communication:
ENG 111, College Composition I (pending re-approval)
ENG 112, College Composition II (pending re-approval)
MTH 154, Quantitative Reasoning (pending re-approval)
Social Science:
PSY 200, Principles of Psychology (pending re-approval)
SOC 200, Introduction to Sociology (pending re-approval)
HIS 121, United States History I (pending re-approval)
HIS 141, African-American History I (pending re-approval)
HIS 142, African-American History II (pending re-approval)
HUM 201, Early Humanities (pending re-approval)
ART 101, History of Art: Pre-Historic to Gothic (pending re-approval)
PHI 220, Ethics (pending re-approval)


Cost. As an Air Force & Space Force member (active duty, Air National Guard, or Reserve), you qualify for our tuition rate of $160.61 per credit hour, well within the tuition assistance limit. Please note that fees will vary based on whether you are a Virginia resident or domiciled in another state. Tuition Assistance does not cover fees, regardless of your residency. Also, many of our GEM classes utilize open-source materials, so you won't have to pay for books. If books and/or course materials are required, our bookstore has what you need.

After registering for a class with the college, request Tuition Assistance (TA) online in the AFVEC. When prompted to "Select School," select Virginia Peninsula Community College, and when prompted, select the appropriate GEM course. Once your TA has been approved, email a copy to

Need Help? Even if you're on the other side of the globe, help is only a few clicks away. Get online tutoring, or visit our research guide for further assistance. We also offer online technology support for our students. Questions about tuition, fees, and other costs? Need help with enrollment, class schedules, advising, and related matters? Contact Brandie Weaver, Assistant Director of Military & Veteran Services, at or call (757) 825-3442.

We're Here for You. Virginia Peninsula Community College (VPCC) has been educating our military community for more than 50 years, and we'll be honored to help you complete the general education requirements for your CCAF degree. VPCC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) Commission on Colleges, The same body that accredits CCAF. Credits earned at VPCC will not only satisfy your general education requirements but also easily transfer into bachelor's programs. We have articulation agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities, in residence and online.