General Education Mobile

The Division of Online and Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is proud to partner with the Community College of the Air Force to help Airmen complete their CCAF Degree’s General Education requirements.

Participating in the General Education Mobile (GEM) enables students to complete up to 15 credits at UW Oshkosh that transfer toward the general education requirements of their CCAF degree providing greater educational continuity and faster completion of an airman’s associate’s degree.

Airmen must develop a CCAF education goal in the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) and request tuition assistance.

Request Information

Please fill out this brief form to let us know you are interested in enrolling in GEM courses through UW Oshkosh!

Application Instructions

When you’re ready to apply, please follow the GEM course application instructions.

Why GEM?

The average graduation time for CCAF students is eight years because general education courses are usually the last taken. The goal is to reduce the average CCAF graduation time to less than four years. GEM does the following:

  • Eases student course selection and registration via single-point access on the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).
  • Facilitates student planning across entire general education curriculum—motivates student to complete courses on a self-paced timeline.
  • Features partnerships with civilian academic institutions to offer education focused on freshman and sophomore level instruction.

GEM Fast Facts

  • Average graduation time for CCAF students is less than 10 years. Gen-ed courses are typically the last taken.
  • The goal is to reduce the average CCAF graduation time to less than six years.
  • Eases student course selection and registration via single-point access on the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).
  • Facilitates student planning across entire gen-ed curriculum—motivates student to complete courses on a self-paced timeline.
    Program completion “contract” assures course availability and encourages timely student completion of the gen-ed curriculum.
  • Features partnerships with civilian academic institutions to offer education focused on freshman and sophomore level instruction.
Application and Enrollment Information

Register for the Virtual Education Center

The Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) offers a wide array of on-line services to empower you to actively participate in all aspects of your education to include the creation and management of funding requests.

Apply to UW Oshkosh using the UW System online application

  • Complete the information to log in to the application page.
  • Select UW Oshkosh for your school, and indicate that you are a special, non-degree seeking student.
  • See the application instructions for details on how to apply!

For more details, please visit the UW Oshkosh Admissions page.

GEM Approved Courses at UW Oshkosh

Most courses are delivered in accelerated, seven-week sessions, which offer additional flexibility for students with full-time careers.

Check the OCE Course Schedule page for the latest offerings.

Oral Communication
COMM 111: Introduction to Public Speaking

Written Communication
ENGLISH 101: College English I

Mathematics
MATH 109:
Elementary Statistics

Social Science
HISTORY 112: History of World Societies II
PSYCH 101: General Psychology
SOC JUST 101: Introduction to Social Justice

Humanities
ART 105: Understanding the Arts
ENGLISH 227: Modern World Literature
LIB STDS 202: The Humanities Confront Violence and Aggression
REL STDS 102: World Religions
REL STDS 265: Women and Religion
RTF 101: Understanding Radio, Television and Motion Pictures

FAQs

What is the General Education Mobile (GEM)?

  • GEM is an exciting partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and civilian academic institutions.
  • GEM offers general education courses to meet CCAF associate in applied science (AAS) degree requirements.
  • Courses are offered in a distance learning format: anytime and anywhere.
  • GEM reduces the CCAF educational impact of deployments, PCS and family commitments.

How Does GEM Work?

  • GEM is delivered via AFVEC.
  • GEM students can conveniently search for schools that meet their needs and preferences.
  • Students contact the GEM school directly to enroll in general education courses.

How much does it cost?

  • Tuition is set for $220 per credit.

What traits make an ideal student for GEM?

  • Self-motivated
  • Self-disciplined
  • Independent learner
  • Communicates well in writing
  • Proactive and interactive with questions
Online Academic Support

Browse the list of technology tutorials and resources for online students at UW Oshkosh. If you need help logging in or setting up an account, call Information Technology at (920) 424-3020. Some of the links below will open up additional information and some will direct you to the Information Technology website.

Veterans Resource Center
Online students enjoy 100% access to all UW Oshkosh Veteran’s Resource Center (VRC) opportunities.

The VRC is a comprehensive support office with a mission of providing essential veterans educational benefits information, certifying veteran programming as well as campus and community resources coordination. Our goal is to empower our veterans, service members and military spouses and dependents with the tools necessary for achieving their academic goals.

VRC services include information on education benefits, student services, community events and resources as well as CAC capabilities. Online students visit the VRC located on the Oshkosh Campus in Dempsey Hall, Room 130 on a regular basis to use the computer lab with printer and scanner, have free coffee in the Wi-Fi equipped lounge. The VRC is a great place to connect with other veterans and hosts meetings for the UWO Veterans Association.

The UW Oshkosh VRC can be reached via email at veterans@uwosh.edu or by phone at (920) 424-1804.

Microsoft Office 365
All UW Oshkosh campus faculty and staff now need to login to Office 365 for email. Your UW Oshkosh Microsoft Office 365 account is the official communication mechanism for UW Oshkosh. Students are required to check their UW Oshkosh email account regularly.

Login to Office 365 with your NetID and password (same username and password as Canvas).

Visit the Information Technology website for instructional videos on using your email and syncing it to mobile devices.

Canvas
All OCE courses are conducted using the Canvas online learning platform.  Students can view a series of Canvas tutorial videos at the Canvas Orientation page.  For specific questions about Canvas navigation and “how-to” guides, visit the Canvas Student Guides page.

TitanWeb

TitanWeb contains all of your important student information, including your grades and tuition bill. You can update your address, get an enrollment certificate, request your transcripts and more.

Students also enroll in their courses via TitanWeb. Students, staff and faculty can find tutorials and help on the Registrar’s TitanWeb information page.

Polk Library

Online students at UW Oshkosh are considered “distance education” students, and Polk Library has specific resources for distance education students. Browse the tutorials below, or visit the Polk Library website to find more distance education information.

Writing Center

Online students at UW Oshkosh have 100% access to the Writing Center. Browse what types of appointments are available or visit the Writing Center website to find more.

Contact Us

Application and admissions questions:

Michelle Munns

Veterans Resource Center Coordinator
Phone: (920) 424-0704
Email: munns@uwosh.edu

 

 

 

Registration and student services questions:

Brandon Pannier

OCE Interim Director of Advising and Recruitment
Phone: (920) 424-0029
Email: pannierb@uwosh.edu

 

 

For more details:

Please fill out the information request form, download the program guide and visit the UW Oshkosh Admissions page.

 

Online Degree Programs

Lincoln Hall, Second Floor
608 Algoma Blvd.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact 

Phone: (920) 424-0234
Emailoce@uwosh.edu