College courses starting soon on Buckley
By Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 07, 2015
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- After almost a year-long wait, Buckley Air Force Base will begin holding college courses on base in January.
Colorado Christian University is the local college that will be offering courses on Buckley AFB and will offer five-week classes beginning next month.
"We are going to have three classes in the spring," said Kathryn Herrmann, CCU College of Adult and Graduate Studies enrollment counselor. "We are going to have speech, English and math."
The classes will meet every Tuesday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and have room for 12 to 13 people per class, said Mariesha Braley, 460th Force Support Squadron chief of education and training.
The courses are open to anyone who has access to the base.
The offered classes will provide easier access to higher education options for military members and their dependents without dealing with online classes or having to travel off base to other locations. This opportunity also makes it easier for Air Force members to work toward their Community College of the Air Force degrees.
The available courses satisfy requirements for the CCAF, Braley said.
If trying to transfer the credits to schools other than CCU or CCAF, students should check with that particular school for their transfer policy.
"We did a needs assessment in 2014 and looked at all the data and there seemed to be a justification to start the process and start small so that we could do general education classes because everyone needs those at some point in their education," Braley said.
This is a great opportunity for people to take these general courses, so why would they not, said Herrmann.
For more information or to enroll, contact the CCU College of Adult and Graduate Studies at 303-963-3030.