GEM

CTU General Education Mobile CCAF ProgramNamed a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine from 2010-2015 and recognized as one of the top universities serving the education needs of the Armed Forces from 2008-2015 by the Military Advanced Education, Colorado Technical University wants to make sure you receive the quality education you need in order to have a successful career. That’s why CTU is proud to be a part of the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program.

What is the GEM program?

Every student needs general education courses in order to earn their degree. The GEM program allows you to build a core curriculum through the flexibility and convenience of CTU’s online courses. GEM allows you to take online courses through CTU that count towards your degree with CCAF.

What courses are eligible for the GEM program?

The following list of CTU general education courses are matched to specific CCAF education course objectives. By taking one or more of these classes, you fulfill a requirement(s) for your degree through CCAF.

COMS203 Speech Communication
ENGL101 Composition and Critical Thinking
ENGL103 Composition: Writing and Research
MATH112   Analytic College Algebra
MATH102 Introduction to College Math
HIST112 Western Civ I: From its Origins to the Renaissance
SOCL102 Introductory Sociology
HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century
ECON210 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics
LITR201 Literature: A Reflection of Life
COMS220 Critical Interpretation of Documentary Film

To understand your unique GEM eligibility, contact CTU’s Prior Learning Assessment team by calling 1-866-813-1836, or to begin the enrollment process contact the Non-Degree Seeking admissions department by calling 1-800-416-8904, ext. 38410.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How soon can I start?

A: Courses start every month and run for either 5.5 or 11 weeks. You can see specific dates by looking at the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar.

Q: Is online education right for me?

A: Taking courses online has a lot of perks. You are able to work at your own pace, fit your education into your daily schedule, and take advantage of multiple online resources. Find out more by watching this video.

Q: What military benefits does CTU offer?

A: CTU is committed to assisting veterans and active military personnel obtain the military education benefits for which they qualify. Our Military Education Benefits Specialists work exclusively with military personnel and veterans and are well-versed in their education benefits procedures. Your military branch or the Veteran's Administration (depending on the type of military benefits being sought) will be the ultimate decision-maker in determining and approving your maximum military education benefits.

Q: What kinds of credits does CTU accept as transfer credit?

A: CTU offers the opportunity for you to transfer credit through the completion of advanced standing options that satisfy established criteria for credential awarding. Advanced standing options include Fast Track, Experiential Learning, Military Credit for training or Military Occupational Specialty, Professional Training or Certification and Standardized Assessment scores. Find out more by visiting the Prior Learning Assessment page.