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Community College of the Air Force, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published April 19, 2019
AIR UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATE-TO-BACCALAUREATE COOPERATIVE (AU-ABC)
AU-ABC establishes partnerships between Air University and civilian institutions to provide Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Associate in Applied Science ( AAS) degree students with on-line bachelor degree opportunities. AU-ABC is available to currently serving members in the regular Air and Space Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. Airmen and Space Professionals may continue their AU-ABC program after separation or retirement. Students will work directly with the AU-ABC school to complete enrollment and degree requirements.
AU-ABC PROGRAM CATEGORIES
CAT I: FOR CCAF GRADUATES
Guarantees CCAF AAS graduates need no more than 60 semester hours to complete an AU-ABC degree program.
CAT II: FOR CCAF AAS STUDENTS
Students complete up to nine semester hours with partner school to complete CCAF AAS degree through dual tracking -- simultaneously fulfilling the CCAF AAS degree requirements and some of the AUABC degree program requirements.
Upon completion of CCAF AAS degree, students need no more than 60 semester hours to complete an AU-ABC degree program.
CAT III: FOR CCAF AAS GRADUATES
Must complete more than 60 semester hours of credit beyond the CCAF AAS and meet all other AU-ABC degree program requirements.
AIR FORCE VIRTUAL EDUCATION CENTER (AFVEC) GATEWAY TO AU-ABC
CCAF students and graduates can search for degree programs from a list of military-friendly civilian institutions via the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).
Seamless integration of all academic functions:
AU-ABC DEGREE PROGRAMS
AU-ABC degree programs cover graduates of all CCAF AAS degrees. There are more than 250 AU-ABC programs in a variety of disciplines. Listed below are just a few:
Administration of Justice
Adult and Career Education
Applied Studies Education and Training
Automotive Technology Supervision
Business Administration (several concentrations)
Computer and Information Science
Digital Media and Web Technologies
Education and Training
Electronics Engineering Technology
Human Resources Management
Information Technology Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Marketing
Web Information Systems
AU-ABC PARTNER SCHOOLS
Each AU-ABC partner school has gone through an extensive AU-ABC application and vetting process. The partner school determines which CCAF AAS degree or degrees to link to its bachelor degree programs. Students work directly with the AU-ABC partner school to enroll and manage the degree program process. Upon completion of all bachelor degree requirements, the AU-ABC partner school will award the bachelor degree. For up-to-date information on AU-ABC partner schools, visit your local base education office and the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).
AU-ABC is a voluntary program and the parameters for inclusion of institutions are based on tuition assistance guidelines. Airmen and Space Professionals should give careful consideration to course transferability and acceptability and check the accreditation source of the target AU-ABC school to ensure the program and school meet their unique educational goals. Accreditation information is available on the AU-ABC search page in AFVEC.
VISIT THE AIR FORCE PORTAL
The Air Force Portal is the gateway to the Air Force Virtual Education Center and AU-ABC. Once connected, students can view their education record and CCAF credits earned, apply for Military TA and shop for baccalaureate degree programs. Visit the AF Portal at https://www.my.af.mil.
OTHER RELATED LINKS
CCAF Public Site: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/
Accreditation Information: https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/
AFVEC: https://afvec.us.af.mil/afvec/public/welcome (click "cancel" when asked to select certificate)
Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Schools
AFVEC offers a wide array of on-line services to empower you to actively participate in all aspects of your education to include the creation and management of online Tuition Assistance (TA).
AF COOL provides a one-stop for airmen and space professionals to explore credentials recognized by the civilian community that can enhance their current performance in their Air and Space Force job.
Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) directs airmen and space progessionals with associate in applied science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to a collection of accredited “military friendly” colleges and universities.
GEM is a partnership between CCAF & partnering regionally accredited civilian schools to provide general education courses that meet CCAF requirements in an online format: anytime, anywhere availability.
The DoD SkillBridge initiative promotes the civilian job training authority available for transitioning military Service members. Service members meeting certain qualifications can participate in civilian job and employment training, including apprenticeships and internships.