Education Services

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  • Community College of the Air Force, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

The Air and Space Force provides academic advice and offers financial assistance to airmen and space professionals 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 support active Air and Space 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.


The Community College of the Air Force migration to the new Air University Student Information System impacted students’ ability to complete degree requirements under certain CCAF policy requirements. While these policies exist for sound academic reasons and to comply with regulatory guidance, it is prudent affected students receive accommodations to mitigate the impacts. Exceptions to policy include:

    a.  CCAF Catalog Transfer
    b.  Instructor of Technology and Military Science (ITMS) Degree Enrollment and Completion
    c.  Degree Completion to Separated and Retired Students

All exception to policy requests must be submitted through your education office. If you believe you may qualify for one of these, please contact your CCAF advisor for detailed instructions on eligibility, required documentation and submission process. 


Local education centers or force development offices have been given guidance on how to submit PRIORITY graduation requests.

Priority requests will be worked in the order below:
1 – Promotion currently withheld, or degree conferral needed for commissioning program
2 – Needed for SNCO promotion board
3 – Required for member’s duty position in accordance with AFECD (instructors/special duty) 
4 – Student retired/separated during CCAF’s operational pause
5 – Student retiring/separating in next 90 days 
6 – Other (provide clear and compelling justification)
***Please note, CCAF is only accepting priority graduation requests for initial Associate of Applied Science degrees and will not be accepting request for subsequent degrees at this time***

Click here to see the FY24 CCAF Advisor Course Schedule

Click here to see the 12 September 2023 Exception to Policy regarding temporarily suspending requirement for inclusion of transferred CCAF credit on evaluated degree plans.