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Community College of the Air Force, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published April 19, 2019
The Air Force provides academic advice and offers financial assistance to Airmen in planning and pursuing their educational goals. Education services offices are composed of professional educational administrators, guidance counselors, academic advisors, education technicians/specialists and test examiners.
Education services personnel supporting active Air Force installations, CCAF advisors working with the Air National Guard (ANG) and training technicians assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) counsel students and serve as the direct link between students and the administrative center. These counselors guide students toward degree completion and work with civilian collegiate institutions to arrange for course offerings needed to satisfy CCAF degree requirements.
Education services personnel also administer the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests and Excelsior College Examinations. CCAF advisors and training technicians coordinate education services for ANG and AFRC personnel.
Pamphlets regarding educational benefits are displayed as part of the 2018 Fairchild Air Force Base Education Fair at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Oct. 18, 2018. The education fair provided information regarding Tuition Assistance and other education benefits available to Airmen looking to further their education. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)
Photo By: Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena
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 to explore credentials recognized by the civilian community that can enhance airmen's current performance in their AF job.
Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) directs Airmen 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.