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General Education Mobile (GEM)

Community College of the Air Force General Education Mobile logoMinot State University has partnered with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to offer general education courses online that meet the general education requirements for the CCAF Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Why choose Minot State?

  • We are a public, regionally accredited institution.
  • We have a long-standing relationship with the United States Air Force through our office which has been on the Minot AFB for 50+ years.
  • We have a team of dedicated staff members to help both active duty and veterans through our office on the Minot AFB and through our Veterans Center.
  • The application fee is waived for all Air Force Active Duty and North Dakota Air National Guard members.
  • Some college fees are waived for Air Force Active Duty members enrolled in online courses.

The first step is to fill out an online application for admission as a non-degree seeking student.

  • Click here to start an online application for Minot State.Online Admission Application - Click on the APPLY link on the right
    • For the questions about Major/Program and Degree/Plan, indicate Non-Degree.
    • For the question about military service, make sure to mark YES and answer the additional questions about your status and branch of service.
    • The application fee is waived for all Air Force Active Duty and North Dakota Air National Guard members.
    • Non-Degree Seeking Form - If you indicate Non-Degree as your Major/Program and Degree/Plan, this form is available while completing the admission application.
  • Student Health Records: 
    • If you are enrolling in online courses only and do not plan to attend classes on the Minot State campus, you can request an exemption by completing the Immunization Compliance Form
    • If you plan to enroll in courses on the Minot State campus now or in the future, you are required to submit:
      • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) - Proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella requires two doses of vaccine given no less than one month apart, or positive serologic tests.
      • Students ages 21 and younger must provide documentation of immunity against meningococcal disease given at or after age 16.
      • All students must complete the tuberculosis questionnaire.
      • To submit the required documentation, go to Student Health Health Record Requirements page
    • No student will be permitted to enroll in a subsequent term until immunization or documentation of a waiver is complete.

If you have any questions about the status of your Minot State application, please contact Enrollment Services:

Minot State Enrollment Services
701-858-3350 or 800-777-0750 Ext. 3350
askmsu@minotstateu.edu

Once you have been admitted to Minot State, you will receive an acceptance email with instructions. The following items will need to be completed:

  1. Claim your account for Campus Connection (You will need the Student ID/EMPLID number sent by the Enrollment Services Office.)
  2. Login to Campus Connection and complete your Financial Obligation Agreement
  3. Register for classes through Campus Connection
  4. Set up your MSU email account which is REQUIRED for online courses
  5. Check for specific course requirements such as proctors, web cams, microphones, etc.
  6. Order textbooks through the Minot State Bookstore
  7. If you are taking an online course for the first time, it is recommended that you complete the Online Tutorial.

Important Academic Dates for Fall 2017 to Summer 2018

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates

Military Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

Below is the list of approved GEM courses. Check the schedule section to see which courses are offered this semester.

GEM Oral Communication
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

GEM Written Communication
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Pre-requisite: ACT English score of 18, SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Score of 480, qualifying placement score, or completion of ASC 87 through Dakota College at Bottineau with a C or better; please refer to the prerequisite section below for more information.)
ENGL 120 College Composition II

GEM Mathematics
MATH 103 College Algebra (Pre-requisite: ACT Math score of 21, SAT Math score of 530, qualifying placement score, or completion of ASC 93 with a C or better through Minot State University or Dakota College at Bottineau; please refer to the prerequisite section below for more information.)
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics (Pre-requisite: ACT Math score of 21, SAT Math score of 530, qualifying placement score, or completion of ASC 93 with a C or better through Minot State University or Dakota College at Bottineau; please refer to the prerequisite section below for more information.)

GEM Social Science
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
HIST 101 Western Civilization I
HIST 103 US History to 1877
HIST 104 US History from 1877
POLS 115 American Government
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology

GEM Humanities
ART 210 Art History I
ENGL 231 Bible as Literature
ENGL 232 World Mythology
HUM 251 Humanities
HUM 252 Humanities
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 102 Philosophy of Human Nature

ENGL 110 College Composition

In order to enroll in ENGL 110 College Composition I, you must meet one of the following criteria:
  • ACT English score of 18
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Score of 480
  • Accuplacer WritePlacer of at least 5
  • Be 25 years of age or older

If you do not meet one of these criteria, you will need to enroll in a prerequisite course of ASC 87 College Writing Prep or ENGL 110 with a corequisite of ASC 88 College Composition Lab through Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB). This will require a separate application to DCB. Please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below for information on which course is required and how to register.

MATH 103 College Algebra or MATH 210 Elementary Statistics

In order to enroll in MATH 103 College Algebra or MATH 210 Elementary Statistics, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • ACT Math score of 21
  • SAT Math score of 530
  • Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of 76-120
  • Accuplacer College Level Math score of 50-85

If you do not meet one of these criteria, you will need to enroll in a prerequisite course through Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB). This will require a separate application to DCB. Please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below for information on which course is required and how to register.

Summer 2018 Schedule of GEM Courses

  • Regular Session: May 29 - July 26, 2018
  • Dynamic Session: Dates vary by course and are noted underneath the course title.
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
ART 210 Art History I 7904 Windows Media Player, Microsoft Word, and textbook are required. The textbook is available for purchase in the MSU Bookstore, through the online bookstore, or in the Library for a 2-hour reserve. 3 Donovan,Andrea
COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking 7816 Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Warmoth,Kristen Marie
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
May 29-July 13
7830 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too. 3 Ngugi,Daniel G
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
May 29-July 13
7831 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too. 3 Ngugi,Daniel G
ENGL 110 College Composition I 7818 Microsoft Word 3 Kurtz,Patti J
ENGL 120 College Composition II 7819 Requires Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint), textbook, and completion of the Blackboard Tutorial if students have not taken an online course before. 3 Bowen,Ashley H
ENGL 120 College Composition II 7925 Requires Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint), access to MLA8 citation style manual, either digital or hardcopy, and completion of the Blackboard Tutorial if students have not taken an online course before. 3 Watts,Amanda C
ENGL 232 World Mythology 7947 Textbook required, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer 3 Fischer,Ronald G
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 7822 This course requires two textbooks and has 15 lesson multiple choice quizzes, 15 lesson short essay assignments, and three section one hour essay exams. 3 Wagner,Jonathan F
HIST 104 US History from 1877 7878 Requires the ability to play video and audio files. Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player are required. Asynchronous discussion is a requirement in this course. 3 Sunwall,Christina A
HUM 251 Humanities 7823 MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore). 3 Furuseth,Eric P
HUM 252 Humanities 7824 MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore). 3 Furuseth,Eric P
MATH 103 College Algebra 7825 This course requires a significant weekly time commitment. Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-83 or TI-84 calculator. Access code for WebAssign is required. Access includes an eBook. If a physical textbook is preferred, purchase the bundle from the MSU Bookstore. If you buy a used textbook, WebAssign access can be purchased separately at the WebAssign website. 4 Sherman,Jennifer
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 7891 Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-83 or TI-84 calculator. Students are required to have Adobe Reader and to purchase an Access Code for MyStatLab and physical textbook, which can be purchased bundled from the MSU Bookstore.  If you buy a used textbook, the MyStatLab access code can be purchased separately from the MSU Bookstore or from the Pearson website. This course requires a significant time commitment. 4 Olson,Luther C
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 7828   3  
PHIL 102 Philosophy of Human Nature 7833 A textbook and a word processing program are required. 3  
POLS 115 American Government 9663 Microsoft Word is required to submit assignments. 3 Biles,Amanda Belle
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 7868 Textbook is required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor and a recent version of Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome. Students will also need a video player, Flash player, and the ability to download documents. A high speed Internet connection is recommended. 3 Burke,Donald M
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 7813 A textbook is required. 3 Larshus Thompson,Jynette M
SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology 7898 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. This course has a lot of audio and video clips which require speakers and/or headset and a DSL or Cable Internet connection. A textbook is required. 3 Hoffman,Harry

  

Fall 2018 Schedule of GEM Courses

  • Regular Term: August 20 - December 14, 2018
  • Eight Week 1: August 20 - October 11, 2018
  • Eight Week 2: October 15 - December 6, 2018
Course Class# Course Requirements SHs Instructor
COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking 1098 Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Smith,Aili M
COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking
Eight Week 2
15861 Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Warmoth,Kristen Marie
COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking 15862 Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. 3 Warmoth,Kristen Marie
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
Eight Week 1
1272 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too.

Newly redesigned course will require a purchase of a new textbook which comes with the required resources.
3 Ayanou,Tilahun Z
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 1274 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too.

Newly redesigned course will require a purchase of a new textbook which comes with the required resources.
3 Ayanou,Tilahun Z
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 1101 Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too. 3 Ayanou,Tilahun Z
ENGL 110 College Composition I 1237 Microsoft Word 3 Aleshire,Sarah Lynn
ENGL 120 College Composition II
Eight Week 2
1105 Requires Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint), textbook, and completion of the Blackboard Tutorial if students have not taken an online course before. 3 Lozensky,Christopher
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 1102 This course requires two textbooks and has 15 lesson multiple choice quizzes, 15 lesson short essay assignments, and three section one hour essay exams. 3 Wagner,Jonathan F
HIST 103 US History to 1877
Eight Week 1
1261 Requires the ability to play video and audio files. Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player are required. Asynchronous discussion is a requirement in this course. 3 Sunwall,Christina A
HIST 104 US History from 1877
Eight Week 2
1264 Requires the ability to play video and audio files. Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player are required. Asynchronous discussion is a requirement in this course. 3 Sunwall,Christina A
HUM 251 Humanities 1110 MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore). 3 Bradley,David R
HUM 252 Humanities 1111 MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore). 3 Bradley,David R
MATH 103 College Algebra 1112 This course requires a significant weekly time commitment. Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-83 or TI-84 calculator. Access code for WebAssign is required. Access includes an eBook. If a physical textbook is preferred, purchase the bundle from the MSU Bookstore. If you buy a used textbook, WebAssign access can be purchased separately at the WebAssign website. 4 Woodbeck,Eric T
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 1247 Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-83 or TI-84 calculator. Students are required to have Adobe Reader and to purchase an Access Code for MyStatLab and physical textbook, which can be purchased bundled from the MSU Bookstore.  If you buy a used textbook, the MyStatLab access code can be purchased separately from the MSU Bookstore or from the Pearson website. This course requires a significant time commitment. 4  
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 1117   3  
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
Eight Week 2
1557   3  
POLS 115 American Government 1460 Microsoft Word is required to submit assignments. 3 Biles,Amanda Belle
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 1301 Textbook is required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor and a recent version of Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome. Students will also need a video player, Flash player, and the ability to download documents. A high speed Internet connection is recommended. 3 Burke,Donald M
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 1524 Textbook is required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor and a recent version of Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Chrome. Students will also need a video player, Flash player, and the ability to download documents. A high speed Internet connection is recommended. 3 Damberger,Rita M
SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology 1462 Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. This course has a lot of audio and video clips which require speakers and/or headset and a DSL or Cable Internet connection. A textbook is required. 3 Borden-King-Jones,Christine A

Academic Year 2017-2018

Undergraduate for Air Force Active Duty - $225 per credit for tuition

*The Tech fee, Connect ND fee, NDSA fee, Student Services fee, and Access Fee are waived for Air Force Active Duty service members enrolled in online courses.

Undergraduate for Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve - $283.72 per credit for tuition and fees

Breakdown of Tuition and Fees

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates

Military Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

Minot State provides a number of support services for our online students. If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed in the list below, please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below.

Minot State Services

Online Bookstore

Minot State Email Account

Blackboard and Online Courses

Blackboard Tutorial

Blackboard Tutorials by Tool

Blackboard Collaborate Tutorials

Download Software

Office 365 ProPlus for Enrolled Students

Academic Support Services

Gordon B. Olson Library

Accessing the library off-campus

Research tutorials

Writing Center

SmarThinking: Online Tutoring

Read & Write GOLD

Minot State Office on the Minot AFB

Veterans Center

Minot State University offers degree programs entirely online and face-to-face on campus that allow you to continue your education after finishing your CCAF degree. GEM students who want to become degree-seeking students at Minot State, need to complete the following items BEFORE registering for classes:

 

For more information, please contact Jolina Miller:

Jolina Miller
Online Program Coordinator
Phone: 701-858-3218
Office: Administration 358
Email: online@minotstateu.edu