GEM – General Education Mobile

The GEM logo is the General Education Mobile Community College of the Air Force. NC State is a partner of GEM for active duty military.

North Central State College is proud to partner with the Community College of the Air Force to offer online courses that meet the general education requirements for CCAF’s Associate of Applied Science degree. GEM Program students at North Central State College will receive

  • Streamlined processes for enrollment and getting started
  • Web-based courses offered through the Canvas learning management system
  • 16-week terms (most available in 8-week terms by summer 2022)
  • Personalized, online academic advising
  • Access to online student services: Zoom tutoring sessions, library services, testing services, disability services, and bookstore
  • Experienced, encouraging online faculty
  • Affordable tuition
  • Free online course materials for nearly half of the courses–saving textbook costs

A number of courses are available. All are fully transferrable as students continue their education.

Tuition costs

Tuition for North Central State College is charged per credit hour for the courses in which you enroll. Currently, NC State tuition is:

176.60per credit hour (in-state)
$353.20per credit hour (out-of-state)

NC State courses offered through the GEM Program

Written Communication

Course: ENGL 1010 English Composition I
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: ENGL 1030 English Composition II
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes

Oral Communication

Course: COMM 1010 Speech
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes

Mathematics

Course: MATH 1110 College Algebra
Credits: 4
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: MATH 1130 Trigonometry
Credits: 4
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: MATH 1150 Calculus I
Credits: 5
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: MATH 1151 Calculus II
Credits: 5
Semester: F/SP
: No
: Yes
Course: STAT 1010 Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes

Humanities

Course: ENGL 2050 American Literature I
Credits: 3
Semester: F
: No
: Yes
Course: ENGL 2070 American Literature II
Credits: 3
Semester: SP
: No
: Yes
Course: ENGL 2090 Introduction to Fiction
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: ENGL 2180 British Literature I
Credits: 3
Semester: F
: No
: Yes
Course: ENGL 2190 British Literature II
Credits: 3
Semester: SP
: No
: Yes
Course: HUMA 1010 Introduction to Humanities
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: MUSC 1010 Music Appreciation
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: PHIL 1010 Western Philosophy
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: PHIL 1110 Ethics
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes

Social Sciences

Course: HIST 1010 American History I
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: HIST 1030 American History II
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: ECON 1010 Introduction to Economics
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: ECON 1510 Microeconomics
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: POLT 1010 American National Government
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: PSYC 2010 Human Growth and Development
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: PSYC 2050 Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: SOCY 1010 Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
Course: SOCY 2010 Cultural Diversity and Racism
Credits: 3
Semester: All
: No
: Yes
  • The general education requirement is satisfied by applying courses accepted in transfer or by testing credit. The following are the criteria to apply courses to the general education requirement: DEGREE PROGRAMS 2017-2019 CCAF General Catalog 22

    ♦ Must be from an accredited institution or a recognized candidate for accreditation.

    ♦ Must be listed and identified in the offering institution’s general catalog as satisfying the institution’s freshman and sophomore general education graduation requirement designed for transfer, Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees.

    ♦ Must have been completed with the equivalent of a “C” grade or better.

    ♦ Must not be developmental, preparatory, remedial, refresher or review.

    ♦ Must not duplicate or significantly overlap another course or test applied to the degree program.

    ♦ Must not be a special topic or problem, workshop, or similar course.

    ♦ Must not be narrowly focused on skills, techniques and procedures peculiar to a particular occupation.

  • Written Communication……………………………… 6

    English composition. Applicable written communication courses must satisfy the delivering institution’s writing and composition requirement for graduation. Not acceptable courses include business communication and technical writing. The student has the option to complete 6 semester hours of non-duplicative written communication (i.e., cannot be two [2] ENGL101 courses);

    or Oral Communication …………………………………. 3 Speech/Public Speaking. Courses that prepare students to present effective public speeches to persuade, debate or argue in a clear, concise and logical manner. Emphasis on organization and delivery of public speeches. Not acceptable courses include group and interpersonal communication. and

    Written Communication …………………………….. 3

    English composition. Applicable written communication courses must satisfy the delivering institution’s writing and composition requirement for graduation. Not acceptable courses include business communication and technical writing.

    Mathematics ……………………………………………. 3

    Intermediate Algebra or a college-level mathematics. Three semester hours of mathematics are required for graduation. However, if an acceptable general education college-level mathematics course is applied as an applicable technical course, a natural science course may be substituted for mathematics. Not acceptable courses include: accounting; business, consumer, technical, or computer mathematics; beginning or elementary algebra; statistics (taught outside the mathematics department); history of mathematics; and mathematics for elementary and secondary teachers.

    Social Science …………………………………………. 3

    Courses from the following disciplines are acceptable: anthropology, archaeology, culture, economics, geography, government, history, political science, psychology and sociology designed to impart knowledge, develop skills, and identify goals concerning elements and institutions of human society.

    Humanities ……………………………………………… 3

    Courses in fine arts (criticism, appreciation, historical significance), foreign language, literature, philosophy and religion are acceptable. Not acceptable include applied courses that teach how to play a musical instrument, perform a dance routine, sculpt or draw an art form and sign language.