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General Education Mobile (GEM)

Complete your 15-credit hour Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) general education course requirement online.

Pima’s General Education Mobile (GEM) program is sponsored by CCAF as a way for Air Force students like you to quickly complete general education courses. With GEM, you can take courses that cover the five CCAF general education areas: Oral communication, written communication, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities.

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Pima’s GEM Requirements

To fulfill your 15-credit general education requirement, you must complete one course in each of the following categories from Pima. All courses are taught online and offered in various term lengths: 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 weeks.

CCAF General Education Category Credit Hours PCC Course
Oral Communication 3 CMN 110: Public Speaking
Written Communication 3 WRT 101: English Composition I
3 WRT 102: English Composition II
Mathematics  3 MAT 142: Topics in College Mathematics
  4 MAT 151: College Algebra 
4 MAT 142RQ Topics in College Mathematics*
4 MAT 151RQ: College Algebra*
Social Science 3 ECN 201: Microeconomic Principles
3 HIS 101: Introduction to Western Civilization I
3 HIS 141: History of the United States I
3 PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
3 SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
Humanities 3 ART 105: Exploring Art and Visual Studies
3 MUS 151: Exploring Music
3 PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy
3 REL 200: Religion in Popular Culture
4 SPA 101: Elementary Spanish

Note: Some courses require assessment test scores prior to registration. These tests may be proctored online or at a location near you. Please contact the PCC Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Assessment and Testing Center at (520) 206-4866 or email [email protected] to arrange a proctored assessment test. *MAT 142RQ and 151RQ have required corequisites. 

How to join GEM

The first step to join GEM is to apply to Pima. Apply to Pima online anytime.

If this is your first time in college, you will need to attend an online new student orientation. Even if this isn't your first school, you can attend orientation to explore Pima’s services, processes, and support resources.

Next, you can activate your MyPima account to register for online classes and view your schedule. The final step is to complete your Tuition Assistance (TA) application within AFVEC.

Questions? Contact our Davis Monthan Air Force Base Learning Center staff at [email protected] or at (520) 206-4866. 

Pima student services

Pima provides access to numerous online student support systems. On MyPima, you can:

  • Register for classes
  • Find your schedule
  • Find required textbooks
  • Order textbooks online
  • Access library resources
  • Tuition and fees

MyPima also provides access to your online courses by linking to Desire2Learn (D2L), Pima’s online learning system. You will use D2L to access your online course materials, submit assignments, access grades, and communicate with your instructors and classmates.

Contact the MyPima Help Desk, available 24/7 for technical support with MyPima and D2L.

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