Air Force

August 3, 2012

CCAF announces solution to residency requirement

by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Airmen who attend a Defense Department or Tri-Service technical school can earn their Community College of the Air Force degree sooner than once thought.

There are a few ways to check the residency box off the list of degree requirements, according to Tech. Sgt. Russell Wroten, CCAF service degree programs flight chief.

This means public affairs, postal and equal opportunity Airmen can be awarded a CCAF degree before Airman Leadership School.

The first way to fulfill the residency requirement is to convert proficiency credit into internship credit.

“In 2006, the CCAF policy council approved a policy to award six semester hours of internship credit in lieu of six semester hours of earned proficiency credit,” Wroten said. “However, all other requirements must be met in order to do this.”

Another option is to complete courses through the Air Force Culture and Language Center.

“Three courses are available via distance learning which can be applied toward the CCAF’s residency requirement,” Wroten said. “Enrollment information for these courses can be found at http://www.culture.af.mil/culture_introcultureclass.aspx.”

Since details on degree progression can be complex in some situations, Wroten said he encourages students to work with their local education office for guidance.

“Each student’s education record is unique, so the solutions vary,” he said. “A local counselor can help determine which route is best for each student.”

Don House, CCAF academic affairs associate dean, said he strongly encourages Airmen to aggressively pursue their educational goals.

“Although the CCAF degree is primarily designed for the career Airman, every effort is made to afford young, enthusiastic Airmen the opportunity to complete the degree requirements during their first enlistment,” he said. “Having a CCAF degree can enhance an Airman’s value to the Air Force and the nation.”

Wroten agrees.

“Earning a CCAF degree early in one’s career can benefit an Airman with enhanced technical and leadership skills, stronger performance reports, better opportunities in applying for special duty assignments, recognition through the awards programs, and a head start on a bachelor’s program,” he said.

There are many great programs offered through the education office, like the Air University associate-to-baccalaureate cooperative program, Wroten said.

“Through the AU-ABC, more than 1,000 enlisted members have earned bachelor’s degrees,” he said. “Of those graduates, 15 went on to receive a commission as an officer.”

For more information about earning a CCAF degree, call the education office at (623) 856-7722.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Airman 1st Class 
PEDRO MOTA

MMA ramps up combat training

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Team Ill Brasil brings a new style of martial arts to the base. The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center now offers discipline specific martial arts training Monday through Friday at the Combat T...
 
 
Tech. Sgt.
LOUIS VEGA, Jr.

Reserve recruiter has heart of bull

Tech. Sgt.LOUIS VEGA, Jr. Master Sgt. Stanley Iakopo, Air Force Reserve Command recruiter with the 944th Fighter Wing, puts Joe Vigil, pro fighter and assistant trainer, in a hold while training at Peraza Boxing and Mixed Marti...
 
 
Airman 1st Class 
CORY GOSSETT

Air Force sets Thunderbolt on path to passion

Airman 1st ClassCORY GOSSETT Joshua Pant, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management apprentice, performs a deadlift during the powerlift competition at the Luke Air Force Base Combat Fitness Center. Judges watch each c...
 

 

Air Force News – July 18, 2014

Kansas A new era in Air Force air refueling capabilities recently took a giant step forward during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new KC-46A Pegasus at McConnell Air Force Base, which will be the first active duty-led main operating base for the new KC-46A. Greenland Approximately 70 Air National Guard Airmen and two ski-equipped LC-130...
 
 

People First – July 18, 2014

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. Language Enabled Airman applications being accepted The Language Enabled Airman Program is accepting active-duty officer and enli...
 
 
Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

Bronze Star goes to Luke Airman for actions in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Master Sgt. Nathan La Rue, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions conventional maintenance NCO in charge, poses with his daughter, Hailey Brianne La Rue, 4, after pinning his Bronze Star Medal on...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin