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Welcome to General Education Mobile (GEM) CCAF


gemlogo.pngGEM is a CCAF and Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) collaboration to provide an online coursework for Airmen to complete their CCAF Degree's General Education requirements.

General Education Mobile (GEM) enables students to sign up for their general education requirements in a single block of courses from the same college, providing greater educational continuity and faster completion of an airman's associate degree.

With the GEM program, students near the beginning of their education will enroll for general education classes as a single five-course sequence taken online. Credits will transfer and apply toward the CCAF degree.

The Air Force Portal serves as the central online location for the program. From there, airmen will be able to browse our course offerings and register for the five-course sequence.

Part one of the Steps to Enroll will walk you through this process.


Why Dakota College at Bottineau?

  • Identified as a "Military Friendly" status.
  • Quality Online Courses meeting CCAF standards and Degree Completion Requirements.
  • Small college that provides one-on-one assistance and advising to all students, not just the ones on campus.
  • We work with military members to award prior learning credit for learning gained through military experiences.
  • Online AAS programs that can be completed beyond your CCAF degree!

GEM Application Form

Gem Courses (updated 02-21-2017)

Class Schedules

Academic Calendar

Tuition and Fees Charges 1710-1740

Forms for Courses with Pre-requisites:


Questions regarding the Dakota College at Bottineau GEM Program?

Contact April Abrahamson


Steps to Enroll

Part One: Select Dakota College at Bottineau's GEM program in the Air Force Virtual Education Center

  1. Log in to the Air Force Virtual Education Center, accessed through the Air Force Portal (https://www.my.af.mil/)
  2. Complete a CCAF Education Goal on the Air Force Portal.
  3. Select Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) on the TA application. The TA application will be sent to DCB.
  4. Dakota College will contact you with the steps to complete course registration. You are now registered in the GEM Program. Completion of Part Two is required to finalize the DCB campus course registration. This includes your online course account and book ordering.

Part Two: Apply for Admission to Dakota College at Bottineau

  1. Fill out the online admission form and pay the $35.00 one-time admission fee. Click here to apply online.
    1. Identify yourself as a non-degree seeking student.
  2. Complete the DCB GEM Form. (This identifies you as a GEM student)
  3. Submit official transcript from an accredited or state-approved high school or GED report to: Dakota College at Bottineau Admissions Office-105 Simrall Blvd-Bottineau, ND 58318-Transfer students submit official transcripts of all previous academic work from each institution attended.
  4. Results from the American College Test (ACT) are used for placement into math and English coursework. Fax ACT scores to (701)228-5499. Dakota College at Bottineau's ACT school code is 3204. If ACT scores are unavailable, students will take the online ACCUPLACER placement exam prior to enrolling for these courses.
  5. Apply for Financial Aid by clicking here. (Federal School Code is 002995)
  6. Contact the Business Office to make payment arrangements for any tuition costs not covered by TA.
  7. Questions on distance education courses or technical issues? Call Heidi Hauf at 1-888-918-5623.