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General Education Mobile (GEM) at Lone Star College

Community College of the Air Force GEM

Lone Star College is honored to be one of a select few academic institutions invited to participate in the Community College of the Air Force's (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program.

Courses Approved for the USAF GEM Program

LSC offers a diverse selection of general education courses that are pre-approved by CCAF. We invite you to review your academic course options and contact us so that we may assist you in your academic journey.

Through LSC's participation in the CCAF GEM program, Air Force personnel can complete up to 15 semester hours of general education requirements that may be applied directly to a student’s Associate in Applied Science degree at the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and/or Lone Star College.

Typically, the final 15 semester hours most CCAF students need to complete in order to earn their AAS degree are the five general education courses that include: Writing Skills, Oral Communication, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

How To Enroll

  1. Airmen must contact their local base education office for an Air Force Tuition Assistance briefing
    Your education office counselor will explain how to create a CCAF education goal and apply for Air Force Tuition Assistance (AF TA)  in the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) in the AF Portal in order to utilize the GEM Program.
  2. Complete the Lone Star College Application
    If you are not currently a student with Lone Star College, you must apply to Lone Star College.   Call 281-290-2806 for assistance.
  3. Register for Courses
    Select from the list of GEM approved Lone Star College courses, found on the Lone Star College’s GEM landing page.  Access the Lone Star College 281-290-2806 system to register for your class.
  4. Apply and Submit Tuition Assistance Form(s)
    Request AF TA online in the AFVEC.   When prompted to "Select School" select Lone Star College and when prompted select the appropriate GEM course.  Once your TA has been approved, email a copy to
  5. Order Your Textbooks and/or Course Material(s)
    You can search/locate required textbooks for your courses at a campus bookstore.

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