Community College of the Air Force reveals plans for new degree program
By Airman 1st Class Jackson Manske, Air University Public Affairs
/ Published August 04, 2020
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- The Community College of the Air Force announced plans for a new degree program slated for launch in 2021.
The new Associate of Applied Science in Military Technology and Applied Sciences Management degree is a flexible alternative for enlisted personnel serving in Air Force specialties lacking enough formal skills training to meet current degree program requirements, said Dr. Hank Dasinger, the dean of CCAF.
Approximately 12,000 students in the following Air Force specialties will benefit from the roll-out of the MTASM degree:
“This degree also provides a pathway for enlisted personnel from other U.S. military services participating in CCAF-affiliated education and training programs as authorized by the recent National Defense Authorization Act of 2020,” Dasinger said.
There are several key differences between the MTASM and existing vocationally based degree programs:
The MTASM degree also permits students to pursue a concentration in specific topics of compelling interest to the Department of the Air Force. Anticipated topics include areas such as space operations, cybersecurity and ethical leadership.
In addition to developing this new degree program, CCAF has also made several academic policy changes regarding existing degrees. The following changes took effect April 1, 2020:
Reduced technical core requirement from 12 to nine semester hours
For more information regarding the new degree program and policy changes, visit https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/.