GEM & Virtual College

We are proud to partner with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to offer General Education Mobile (GEM) courses. With a proven track record of serving those in the military, Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is dedicated to ensuring a cost-effective, flexible solution to your educational needs, all within a supportive college environment.

The Most Flexible Option

As a GEM student, we recognize your need for flexibility, whether you are overseas or at home. By offering GEM courses through our most flexible format, Virtual College, you get more freedom than you would with traditional online courses. Instead of following a set timeline, you can start anytime before the final six weeks of the semester, go at your own pace and set flexible due dates. Simply log in and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you - day or night, from anywhere in the world.

General Education Mobile CCAF certificate

GEM Courses, Fees and Support


Courses at NTC that satisfy the general education requirement for the Community College of the Air Force are as follows:


  • Written Communication
  • English Composition 1


  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App


  • Intermediate Algebra w/Apps


  • Speech


  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to American Government
  • Introduction to Diversity Studies
  • Economics
  • Intro to Sociology

Course Fees

Our tuition rates allow you to complete your GEM courses in an affordable way. All GEM students receive the Wisconsin in-state tuition rate, with any educational benefits you may receive from the service being applied thereafter. If you have questions related to using your benefits or financial aid, please contact Tou Yang at 715.803.1252 or

Course Schedule

Virtual College offers 3 terms consisting of a 16 week fall and spring term and an 8 week summer term. General education courses are offered each semester, but specific course availability varies. Please contact us to speak with an advisor and discuss your best plan for completion.

Academic Support

Our Academic Resource Center provides live, online academic support, allowing students to chat with a tutor, share documents and collaborate. In addition, NetTutor provides free third-party academic support for students at NTC, and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Committed to Military Students

NTC’s commitment to service members has resulted in our College being designated a Military Friendly® School for five consecutive years. We strive to provide resources and services to help you succeed, while also maximizing your military benefits to keep the cost of your education affordable. Our faculty will ensure that your learning environment is one that’s supportive of your unique scenario as a student and service member.

Military Friendly School: 2023-2024

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to get started, please contact Tou Yang. Tou will walk you through the simple admissions process so you can start taking your GEM courses.

Tou Yang

Tou Yang

Veteran Certifying Official / Financial Aid