Thomas University is proud to be a partner of the Community College of the Air Force offering General Education Mobile coursework!
GEM Point of Contact
Toll Free 844-862-6978
The following courses are approved GEM coursework for completion of CCAF degree. Classes are offered in 8- and 16-week formats.
- REL 210, 3 hours, Introduction to World Religion Prerequisite: ENG 102. A survey of the development of religious ideas in early human communities as well as the origins and central teachings of the major living religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shintoism. This course can be used to fulfill a core curriculum Humanities requirement.
- FLM 210, 3 hours, Introduction to Film
Prerequisite: ENG 102. This course introduces film form and aesthetics, utilizes the basic technical and critical vocabulary of motion pictures, and explores the cultural history of American film through a variety of genres. This course can be used to fulfill a CORE curriculum Humanities requirement.
- HUM 200, 3 hours, Survey of Western and Non-Western Culture
Prerequisite: ENG 102. This course introduces thoughts and values in art, literature, philosophy, and religion from the beginning of civilization through the time of the Roman Empire in the west and the civilizations of India and China in the east.
- HUM 201, 3 hours, Survey of Western and Non-Western Culture II
Prerequisite: ENG 102. This course introduces thoughts and values in art, literature, music, philosophy, and religion from the beginning of the Common Era through the Middle Ages.
- MTH 140, 3 hours, College Algebra
This course focuses on the study of linear, quadratic, exponential, polynomials, and logarithmic functions, inequalities, and their applications. Also, a study of rational and piecewise defined functions, their graphs and applications. TI 83 graphing calculator required.
- MTH 250, 3 hours, Introduction to Statistics
Prerequisite: MTH 120 or MTH 140 or higher with a “C” or better. This course focuses on the study of descriptive and inferential statistics, statistical techniques including measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability, sampling, elementary significance tests, confidence intervals, correlation, regression, and ANOVA.
- SPE 105, 3 hours, Oral Communication for Professionals
An introduction to speech, designed to develop responsible, capable spoken communication, by building skills in researching and thinking critically about topics, organizing thoughts and ideas, and making professional presentations.
- ENG 101, 3 hours, Composition
An introduction to writing that concentrates on developing expository techniques through summaries and essays incorporating analysis, synthesis, argument, and critical thinking skills. The course also teaches research skills, and a major documented paper is required. Mastery of standard English usage and principles of composition is determined through departmental examination and evaluation. Grade of “C” or better is required for credit.
- ENG 102, 3 hours, Composition II
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101. A continuation and expansion of the skills and principles introduced in ENG 101 through the study and analysis of literature. A major documented paper is required. Mastery of the principles of composition is determined through departmental examination and evaluation. Grade of “C” or better is required for credit.
- GEO 201, 3 hours, Introduction to Geography
Geography is the study of spatial distributions of peoples, cultures, places and environments across the face of the Earth, with a focus on the similarities and differences between those distributions. It includes relationships between different peoples from the local to the global scale while examining both cultural and natural factors, and it explores features of the natural environment as a background to explain human environmental interactions. To achieve this, we will investigate four geographic traditions: the Earth Science Tradition, the Culture-Environment Tradition, the Location Tradition, and the Area Analysis Tradition.
- PSY 201, 3 hours, General Psychology
An introduction to the science of human behavior and mental process. Motivation, emotions, personality, memory, learning and neuroscience are some of the areas that will be discussed.
- SOC 201, 3 hours, Introduction to Sociology
Prerequisite ENG 101. An introduction to the field of sociology involving how society and its component parts are structured, including an analysis of the development and function of social institutions: government, economy, education, family, and religion.
The Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) is an initiative between Air University and civilian higher education institutions that offer baccalaureate degree opportunities to every Airmen and Guardian. AU-ABC links Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) graduates to approved, online bachelor degree programs from accredited civilian colleges and universities. Airmen and Guardians with a conferred CCAF degree, who participate in the AU-ABC program, are guaranteed to complete their bachelor degree in 60 credit hours.
- Active duty Air Force, Active duty Space Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard
- Degree requirements may be completed after you retire or separate from the Air Force provided you have a conferred CCAF degree.
Point of Contact
Toll Free 844-862-6978
In an effort to assist service members with obtaining industry certifications and licensures relative to their military Specialty Code (AFSC), the Air Force and Space Force now offers a pathway to credentialing. For service members working in specialized career fields, obtaining a professional certification assist with promotion and can open doors to immediate employment upon leaving the armed services.
Who is Eligible to use the COOL Program?
- All enlisted airman and guardians serving on active duty, Reserves and National Guard components
- Must possess a 5 skill level AFSC code
- Must be on active duty for the completion of the entire certification/licensure
- Requires approval from direct supervisor
- E-7 through E-9 are eligible for leadership and management level certifications/licensures
Paying for Your Credential
There is a cost associated with obtaining a certification and/or licensure. In addition to the fees assessed by the respective credentialing body, exam preparation and training may be required. The Air Force will cover up to $4,500 per airman for approved certification training, exams, books, study materials, recertification and prep courses.
Process to Apply for AF COOL
Access the AF COOL homepage and match your AFSC with the corresponding credential. Once you have located the appropriate credential, notification will be sent to your supervisor for review. Begin preparing your funding request, which will include reviewing the exam, gap analysis and certification/licensure’s requirements. Upload all required documentation, and finalize the “funding request” process.
Once your supervisor has approved the funding request, notification will be sent to the AF COOL office for payment.
For additional information on the AF COOL program, please visit the following website: https://afvec.langley.af.mil/afvec/Public/COOL/HowDoIApply.aspx
COOL Certifications Training Programs at Thomas University
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
- Cyber/IT: All training programs listed below are aligned with the Department of Defense Directive 8140 (DoDD 8140 replaced 8570)
- CompTIA Network +
- CompTIA Security +
- CompTIA A +
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)