GPC, Air Force Form Education Agreement

01/02/2013
Contact: Beverly James
Phone: 678-891-2686
Fax: 678-891-2966   
Author: Beverly James   

For Immediate Release

Georgia Perimeter College has formed a joint venture with the Community College of the Air Force to offer core curriculum online classes to airmen via the General Education Mobile program. 

GPC will offer online courses meeting the general education degree completion requirements in the areas of oral communication, written communication, mathematics, social science and humanities.  The agreement enables CCAF students to complete the 15-hour General Education course requirement for the associate of applied science degree, said Mark Eister, GPC’s director of military outreach. 

“Airmen simply sign up for their general education requirements in a single block of courses from GPC, providing greater educational continuity and faster completion of an associate degree,” Eister said.  “Through GEM, students will take five CCAF courses online with GPC, providing anytime, anywhere availability.”

GPC has a Military Outreach Center staffed by military veterans. The center offers an extensive support network for distance learners, including academic advising, tutoring, and technical support and assistance, Eister said. “Our online instructors have successfully completed comprehensive training designed to teach them how to deliver quality instruction via the Internet while also providing one-on-one support and guidance,” he said.

GPC serves one of the largest military population of any institution in the University System of Georgia. The college serves more than 700 current military members, veterans, families and dependents, Eister said. Georgia Perimeter has been named to the 2012 and 2013 G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools list.

“Our goal with the Military Outreach Center is to be military friendly, to offer the highest quality education at an affordable price to service members, veterans and their dependents,” Eister said. “We want service members to know that they have a home at GPC; we will do our best to make the transition to college as smooth as possible.”

For more information, visit http://depts.gpc.edu/militaryoutreach/ccaf.htm.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the largest state college of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 24,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.