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.
  • We offer three Category I AU-ABC programs to help CCAF graduates pursue advanced education beyond their associate degree.

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 do not need to supply any immunization records. 
    • 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 records have been received.

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 Minot State 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 2019 to Summer 2020

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates for Fall 2019

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates for Spring 2020

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; please refer to the prerequisite section below for more information.)
MATH 146 Applied Calculus (Pre-requisite: ACT MATH score of 25, SAT Math score of 600, qualifying placement score, or completion of MATH 103 with a C or better through Minot State University; 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; 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 or higher
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 480 or higher
  • Accuplacer Next Generation Writing score of 256 or higher
  • 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 or higher
  • SAT Math score of 550 or higher
  • Accuplacer Next Generation Advanced Algebra score of 237 or higher

If you do not meet one of these criteria, you will need to enroll in a prerequisite course (ASC 93 Intermediate Algebra) and pass with a C or better. Please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below for additional information.

MATH 146 Applied Calculus

In order to enroll in MATH 146 Applied Calculus, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • ACT Math score of 25 or higher
  • SAT Math score of 600 or higher
  • Accuplacer Next Generation Advanced Algebra score of 263 or higher

If you do not meet one of these criteria, you will need to enroll in a prerequisite course (MATH 103 College Algebra) and pass with a C or better. Please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below for additional information.

Spring 2020 Schedule of GEM Courses

  • Regular Term: January 13 - May 15, 2020
  • Eight Week 1: January 13 - March 5, 2020
  • Eight Week 2: March 9 - May 7, 2020

COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking (3 credits)
Class Nbr #3640
Class Nbr #4075 - Eight Week 2

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. A textbook is required.
Instructor: Kristen Marie Warmoth

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Class Nbr #3751 (3 credits)

Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. A PDF viewer is required. 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.
Instructor: Daniel G Ngugi

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Class Nbr #4237 (3 credits)

Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. A PDF viewer is required. 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.
Instructor: Tilahun Z Ayanou

ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Class Nbr #3660 (3 credits)

Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. A PDF viewer is required. 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.
Instructor: Tilahun Z Ayanou

ENGL 110 College Composition I Class Nbr #3586 (3 credits)

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Instructor: Gretchen Louise Collier

ENGL 120 College Composition II Class Nbr #3642 (3 credits)
Eight Week 2

Requires Microsof 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.
Instructor: TBD

ENGL 120 College Composition II Class Nbr #3648 (3 credits)

Requires Microsof 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.
Instructor: Sarah Lynn Aleshire

HIST 103 US History to 1877 Class Nbr #3680 (3 credits)
Eight Week 1

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.
Instructor: Christina A Sunwall

HIST 104 US History from 1877 Class Nbr #3681 (3 credits)
Eight Week 2

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.
Instructor: Christina A Sunwall

HUM 251 Humanities Class Nbr #3643 (3 credits)

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).
Instructor: David R Bradley

HUM 252 Humanities Class Nbr #3644 (3 credits)

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).
Instructor: David R Bradley

MATH 103 College Algebra Class Nbr #3741 (4 credits)

This course requires a significant weekly time commitment, with weekly assignments and discussions.  Other requirements include a test proctor, TI-83 or TI-84 calculator, and a subscription to Cengage.  A subscription can be purchased from our Minot State Bookstore for this course only or for unlimited course access.  A subscription includes the course eBook.  If a physical textbook is preferred, purchase one from our MSU Bookstore.  The textbook may also be rented from our bookstore or directly from Cengage.
Instructor: Eric T Woodbeck

MATH 146 Applied Calculus Class Nbr #4073 (3 credits)

Course requires significant time commitments, a test proctor, and a subscription to XYZ Homework. The subscription includes an ebook and can be purchased from our Minot State Bookstore. A physical textbook bundled with the subscription can also be purchased from our Minot State Bookstore.
Instructor: Jennifer Sherman

MATH 210 Elementary Statistics Class Nbr #3669 (4 credits)

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 from the Bookstore or from the Pearson website. The access code comes with a digital textbook so purchase of a physical textbook is not required. This course requires a significant time commitment.
Instructor: Luther C Olson

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy Class Nbr #13693 (3 credits)

Nothing required
Instructor: TBD

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy Class Nbr #13694 (3 credits)

Nothing required
Instructor: Tawa Jon Anderson

PHIL 102 Philosophy of Human Nature Class Nbr #3695 (3 credits)

A textbook and a word processing program are required.
Instructor: TBD

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology Class Nbr #3547 & 3800 (3 credits)

Textbook, video player, Flash player, a recent version of Firefox or Chrome, and the ability to download documents and Respondus Lockdown Browser are required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor. A high speed Internet connection is recommended.
Instructor: Rita M Damberger

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology Class Nbr #3645 (3 credits)

A textbook is required.
Instructor: Christine A Borden-King-Jones

 

Academic Year 2019-2020

Undergraduate for Active Duty service members, National Guard, and Reservists - $250.00 per credit

*The College, NDSA, Tech, and Connect ND fees are waived for Active Duty service members, National Guard, and Reservists.

Breakdown of Tuition and Fees

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates for Fall 2019

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates for Spring 2020

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:

 

Minot State is offering four Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) programs to meet the needs of CCAF graduates looking for advanced education opportunities at the baccalaureate level. Programs are available in the following areas:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Applied Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Services with a major in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 

 

For more information, please contact Jolina Miller:

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