General Education Mobile program for the Community College of the Air Force | Thomas Nelson Community College

General Education Mobile program for the Community College of the Air Force

In a move to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 amid a surging new variant, Thomas Nelson (becoming Virginia Peninsula Community College) is switching most of its classes from in-person to virtual for the first two weeks of spring semester. Read more.

Finish Your CCAF Associate Degree on Your Schedule

…Through the General Education Mobile Program at Thomas Nelson Community College

As a proud participant in the GEM program, TNCC offers the general education classes that Air Force airmen and Space Force Guardians need to complete their Associate of Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.  You’ll find courses that are convenient, flexible and affordable.

Ready to enroll?  Registration is easy.  

First, complete our new student application.  
Then, set up your student account, using the information you’ll receive from us.  
Next, select the courses you need to satisfy CCAF general education requirements; many of these classes have various schedule options; take them during a traditional, 16-week, or in an accelerated, eight-week term format.

Oral Communication:
CST 100, Principles of Public Speaking
Written Communication:
ENG 111, College Composition I
ENG 112, College Composition II
MTH 154, Quantitative Reasoning
Social Science:
PSY 200, Principles of Psychology
SOC 200, Introduction to Sociology
HIS 121, United States History I
HIS 141, African-American History I
HIS 142, African-American History I
HUM 201, Early Humanities
PHI 220, Ethics

Cost.  As an Air Force member (active duty, Air National Guard or Reserve) or a Space Force Guardian, you qualify for our discounted tuition rate of $156 per credit hour, well within the tuition assistance limit.  Please note that fees will vary, based on whether you are a Virginia resident, or domiciled in another state.  Tuition Assistance does not cover fees, regardless of your residency.  Also: many of our GEM classes utilize open source materials, so you won’t have to pay for books.  If books and/or course materials are required, our bookstore has what you need.   

Need Help?  Even if you’re on the other side of the globe, help is only a few clicks away.  Get on-line tutoring, or make an appointment for research assistance.  We also offer virtual technology assistance, and on-line tech resources.  Questions about tuition, fees and other costs?  Contact our business office (, or call (757) 825-3872.  Need help with enrollment, class schedules, advising and related matters?  Contact our military rep ( or call (757) 825-2938.   

We’re Here for You.  Thomas Nelson has been educating members of the military for more than 50 years, and we’ll be honored to help you complete the general education requirements for your CCAF degree.  TNCC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges—the same body that accredits CCAF.  Credits earned at Thomas Nelson will not only satisfy your general ed requirements, they will also easily transfer into bachelor’s programs.  We have articulation agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities, in residence and on-line.