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.  



Guarantees CCAF AAS graduates need no more than 60 semester hours  to complete an AU-ABC degree program.  

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.

Must complete more than 60 semester hours of credit beyond the CCAF AAS  and meet all other AU-ABC degree program requirements. 



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:

  • Virtual campus
  • Online information and instruction
  • Full spectrum of distance learning courses
  • Access to academic institutions’ programs and services
  • Manage Tuition Assistance (TA)
  • No campus residency
  • Tracking and program management
  • Order CCAF transcripts
  • One-stop shopping for service member


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
Border Security
Business Administration (several concentrations)
Computer and Information Science
Contract Management
Criminal Justice
Cyber Operations
Digital Media and Web Technologies
Education and Training
Electronics Engineering Technology
Energy Management
Engineering Technology
Fire Science
General Studies
Health Sciences
Human Resources Management
Industrial Technology
Intelligence Studies
Information Technology Management
Information Systems
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Marketing
Multidisciplinary Studies
Operations Management
Professional Aeronautics
Security Management
Sports Science
Strategic Leadership
Technical Management
Web Information Systems


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.


  • MAXIMIZES  application of military career education and training
  • Builds on  the CCAF Associate in Applied Science degree
  • In most cases CCAF graduates will need NO MORE THAN 60 semester hours to complete the bachelor degree requirements
  • Every student receives a binding degree completion contract that locks in transfer credit and states remaining degree requirements
  • AU-ABC partner schools are military friendly
  • AU-ABC partner schools are regionally or nationally accredited



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


CCAF Public Site:
Accreditation Information:
AFVEC:  (click "cancel" when asked to select certificate)


Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Schools


American InterContinental University
American Military University
Amridge University
Angelo State University
Arizona State University
Ashford University
Baker College Online
Bellevue University
Bethel University
Bismarck State College
Boise State University
Bowling Green State University
Brandman University
Cambridge College
Capitol Technology University
Centenary University
Central Michigan University
Colorado Technical University
Columbia College
Columbia Southern University
Dakota State University
DeVry University
East Carolina University
Eastern Oregon University
ECPI University
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Excelsior College
Fort Hays State University
Georgia Military College
Grand Canyon University
 Granite State University

Grantham University
Indiana State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Liberty University
McKendree University
Minot State University
Mississippi State University
Missouri Western State University
National American University
National Louis University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Northwood University
Old Dominion University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Park University
Post University
Purdue University Global
Regent University
Regis University
Saint Joseph's College
Saint Leo University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern New Hampshire University
Southwestern College
Strayer University
SUNY Empire State College
Syracuse University
Thomas Edison State University 
Thomas University
Touro University Worldwide
Trident University International
Troy University
Union Institute & University
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Central Missouri
University of Charleston
University of Louisville
University of Mary
University of Maryland Global Campus
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Iowa
University of Northwestern Ohio
University of Oklahoma
University of Phoenix
University of Providence
University of Southern Mississippi
University of The Incarnate Word
University of West Alabama
University of Wyoming
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Waldorf College
Wayland Baptist University
Webster University
Western Illinois University
Western Governors University
Wilmington University

Air Force Virtual Education Center

AF Virtual Education Center (AFVEC)

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 Credentialling Opportunities On-Line (AF Cool)

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.

AU Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative 

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.

General Education Mobile (GEM)

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.

DoD SkillBridge

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.