Military Service Center

Air Force General Education Mobile (GEM)


In partnership with the Community College of the Air Force, The University of Toledo offers a select group of general education courses approved to meet the requirements for the Associate Degree awarded by the Community College of the Air Force.

GEM Courses Offered by The University of Toledo

For more information on the following courses, course descriptions are available.

  • Oral Communication
    The Air Force General Education requires three (3) credit hours in Oral Communication. The following course meets this requirement:
    • COMM    1010    Communication Principles and Practices (3 credit hours)
  • Written Communication
    The Air Force General Education requires three (3) credit hours in Written Communication. The following courses meet this requirement:
    • ENGL    1110    College Composition I (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL    1130    College Composition II: Academic Disciplines And Discourse (3 credit hours)
  • Mathematics
    The Air Force General Education requires three (3) credit hours in Mathematics. The following courses meet this requirement:
    • MATH    1320    College Algebra (3 credit hours)
    • MATH    1330    Trigonometry (3 credit hours)
    • MATH    1850    Single Variable Calculus I (4 credit hours)
    • MATH    1860    Single Variable Calculus II (4 credit hours)
    • MATH    1890    Elementary Linear Algebra (4 credit hours)
    • MATH    2600    Introduction to Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • Social Science
    The Air Force General Education requires three (3) credit hours in Social Sciences. The following courses meet this requirement:
    • ANTH    1020 Introduction to Anthropology (3 credit hours)
    • ANTH    2800 Cultural Anthropology (3 credit hours)
    • ANTH    2900 African American Culture (3 credit hours)
    • ECON    1010 Introduction to Economic Issues (3 credit hours)
    • GEPL     1010 Human Geography (3 credit hours)
    • HIST      1120 Middle East Civilizations ( 3 credit hours)
    • PSC        1200 American National Government (3 credit hours)
    • SOC       1010 Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hours)
    • SOC       1020 Social Problems (3 credit hours)
    • SOC       2640 Race, Class and Gender (3 credit hours)
  • Humanities
    The Air Force General Education requires three (3) credit hours in the Humanities. The following courses meet this requirement:
    • ARTH    1500 Art in History (3 credit hours)
    • ENGL    2710 Reading Fiction (3 credit hours)
    • FILM     1310  Introduction to Film (3 credit hours)
    • LAT       1110 Elementary Latin I (4 credit hours)
    • LAT       1120 Elementary Latin II (4 credit hours)
    • MUS      2220 History of Jazz (3 credit hours)
    • MUS      2250 Musical Diversity in the United States (3 credit hours)
    • PHIL     1010 Introduction to Logic (3 credit hours)
    • REL       1220  World Religions (3 credit hours)
    • THR      1100 Introduction to Theatre (3 credit hours)

Tuition and fees

GEM participants are offered the guaranteed military tuition rate currently established at $250.00 per credit hour. This is the maximum benefit provided under the Department of Defense’s Military Tuition Assistance Program (TA). GEM participants will be responsible for any course fees charged beyond tuition.

If there are any questions about tuition and fees, you are encouraged to contact the Military Service Center as the starting point for answering your questions and getting assistance.

Information on tuition and fees at The University of Toledo is available here.

placement testing

Newly admitted students choosing to enroll in mathematics courses will use ALEKS, an online placement test, for mathematics placement. Instructions are available on the UToledo ALEKS page.  ALEKS login information is available here. The Placement Brochure provides information on the test scores required for enrollment into the UToledo Math courses. 

Want more information about courses and programs offered?

Check out UToledo Online for all the courses and programs offered 100% online each term. Look for the yellow banner near the top of the website, then click on the link, Online Programs. This resource also provides information on course offerings by term and registration processes.

You may also want to check out the catalog for the university, along with the complete schedule of classes that is available through the Registrar’s Office. This website also provides important information on registration dates and textbooks.

Ready to Apply? 

Apply online. You will be contacted by the Military Service Center to assist you.

Services and Support make the Difference!

Help Desk Services
The goal of the help desk is to support you in your academic success. You can reach us by phone at 419.530.8835 or 866.886.5336 or by e-mail at  or through live chat at live chat window. The Help Desk staff can provide assistance with course access through Blackboard, troubleshooting technical problems or putting you in contact with a University service point person. We always respond as soon as possible, or the next business day when you call after hours. 

Help Desk Service Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Sunday: 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. (EST)

Academic Support
eLibrary Services Portal
The eLibrary is a customized gateway to UToledo Libraries for online students. It was designed to help you locate the best online library resources without leaving Blackboard. Click the link above to learn how to access this resource within Blackboard.

eTutoring Services
The Ohio eTutoring Collaborative, in partnership with The University of Toledo, now provides online tutoring support for all UToledo students. eTutoring Services are offered in a wide array of subjects, including Writing, Math, Calculus, Statistics, Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology.

Interested in More Information?

The Military Service Center is the first point of contact. The Military Service Center can be reached at 419.530.1392 or by email at The Military Service Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)

GEM Contact at The University of Toledo

Eric Buetikofer
Director, Military Service Center
2801 W. Bancroft St. Mail Stop 343
Rocket Hall, Room 1350
Phone: 419.530.VETS
Phone: 419.530.1392
Fax: 419.530.1625

Center Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Last Updated: 8/23/21