General Education Mobile (GEM)

This program is open to Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard CCAF students only. 

The Alamo Colleges have four colleges participating in the Air Force GEM program:

Northwest Vista College  
Palo Alto College
St. Philip's College  
San Antonio College

 

We have a long history of supporting our Air Force in San Antonio, Texas offering on-base academic programs and student services on Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB and Fort Sam Houston and through distance learning.

Military Transfer Admissions Checklist 

Tuition Rates
The Alamo Colleges have a Department of Defense Funded Contract tuition rate.  Tuition rates for Department of Defense Students are $80.00 per semester hour for those qualifying for in state rates.  Non-Texas Resident Air Force members serving outside of Texas are eilgible for $250.00 per semester hour. 

Stationed in San Antonio?  Visit our military installation offices for more information.

Air Force Portal Login

Is Distance Learning For Me?

Is Distance Education self-paced?

While flexibly scheduled, Distance Education courses are not self-paced; they run on the same semester schedule as on-campus, and have deadlines for completing assignments and exams.

Is there a disadvantage to Distance Education?

Distance education is not for everyone. All distance learning courses require a higher level of self-motivation and self-discipline. Distance education also requires the ability to read and write independently. Much of the content is presented in written form.

What are the benefits of Distance Education?

Quality... Course content is equal to on-campus courses!
Flexible... Classes are available whenever and wherever you need!
Transferable... Just like on-campus!

  • Alamo Colleges Installation Offices

    Fort Sam Houston
    Building 2268, Room 207
    (210) 486-2004
    Email Fort Sam Houston Representatives

    Lackland Air Force Base
    Building 5725, Room 144
    (210) 486-7224
    Email Lackland AFB Representatives

    Randolph Air Force Base
    Building 210, Room 10
    (210) 486-2901
    Email Randolph AFB Representatives

    Email questions to our Military Support Team at: dst-military@alamo.edu 

  • Northeast Lakeview College

    Student Commons Welcome Center
    210-485-5000
    NLC-VA@alamo.edu

     

    Northwest Vista College

    CCC Room 110
    210-486-4417
    nvc-veterans@alamo.edu

    Palo Alto College

    PC Room 111
    210-486-3111
    vbosquez3@alamo.edu

    St. Philip's College

    WEC Room 205
    210-486-2111
    SPC-VetAffairs@alamo.edu

    San Antonio College

    MLC Room 171
    210-486-0111