CCAF GEM Courses

gem logoLouisiana Tech is proud to partner with Air University in supporting the Air Force and Space Force General Education Mobile (GEM) program.  This is specifically designed for Air Force and Space Force members interested in earning an Associate’s Degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Louisiana Tech is currently approved to offer the following online courses in the GEM curriculum:

Oral communication

  • COMM 101, Principles of Communication Studies
  • COMM 207, Introduction to Public Speaking

Written communication

  • ENGL 101, Freshman Composition I
  • ENGL 102, Freshman Composition II


  • MATH 101, College Algebra

Social science

  • HIST 101, World History to 1500
  • HIST 102, World History Since 1500
  • HIST 202, History of the U.S. from 1877 to the Present


  • MUGN 290, Music Appreciation
  • ENGL 212, Introduction to American Literature

In addition, students may enroll in a wide variety of other courses which are conveniently scheduled in the evenings on Barksdale Air Force Base.  One major benefit of taking these courses with Louisiana Tech is students earn semester hours on Tech’s quarter system, thus are able to complete degree requirements quicker as all courses occur during Tech’s 12-week quarters.

Note: Barksdale section courses cost $214 per credit hour (Tuition and fees subject to change). For up-to-date costs, visit Tuition and Fees.

You can distinguish the online courses from the classroom courses in the Section Code column with all online courses having a code of 97 while the classroom courses have a code of 95. For enrollment or online academic support, contact the Barksdale Program reception office at 318.456.5005.

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Contact us

Louisiana Tech Barksdale Office
Education Center, Room 312
723 Douhet Drive, Building 4314
P.O. Box 128
BAFB, LA  71110