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Unread 11-02-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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Default Air Force folks, how many of you have your CCAF?

Not sure how true this holds but I have a few telling me that a CCAF isn't usually recognized in the civilian sector....because most don't know what a CCAF is. Though I believe I've heard it said that a CCAF is an equivelant to an associates degree?

So let's suppose an airman doesn't plan on becoming a SNCO and doesn't plan on becoming an commissioned officer. Is it still worth it to pursue a CCAF? Why or why not?
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Unread 11-03-2009, 05:40 AM
 
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Not sure how true this holds but I have a few telling me that a CCAF isn't usually recognized in the civilian sector....because most don't know what a CCAF is. Though I believe I've heard it said that a CCAF is an equivelant to an associates degree?

So let's suppose an airman doesn't plan on becoming a SNCO and doesn't plan on becoming an commissioned officer. Is it still worth it to pursue a CCAF? Why or why not?
On the enlisted side, training is a bullet for an EPR. Saying you're earning college credit for yourself in a civilian degree isn't as good as saying you're earning college credit for the air force in a CCAF...

They have the ABC program, in which all credits are transfered to a civilian degree...
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Unread 11-03-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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Default Ccaf

I retired with 3 CCAF's, BS and MS. For me, CCAF was a good starting point that built confidence and eventually helped achieve my educational goals. And I do recognize it on my resume, with pride.

To your question, I personally have not heard any negative comments. Furthermore, my MS is from a Division 1 school and all of my credits were accepted. My opinion, that statement/remark is unfounded. Good luck!
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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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They have the ABC program, in which all credits are transfered to a civilian degree...
Never heard of the ABC program....how does it work?
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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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I have TWO!

As for it not being recognized, call it an Associate's Degree in Whatever on your resume. It's a degree. Don't call it a CCAF, of course they don't know what it is. What weird nomanclature (sp?) we have. If I can't a degree from the Alamo Community College in San Antonio, I don't say, "I have an Alamo Community College" But when you say you have a CCAF, that's what you are saying, "I have a Community College of the Air Force." CCAF is the issuing institution, not the name of the degree. Call it an Associate's degree, and people will know what you are talking about.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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BTW, it is acreditited through the Southern Association of Colleges, and the credits are transferable... I'm not sure why anyone would not accept it as valid. Legally, it is a valid as any other 2 year degree.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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As far as if it's worth it, it's free, it's real, and it's easy. Why not? Some degree is better than no degree. Associate's degree in general don't hold much water these days, but something is better than nothing!
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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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I have TWO!

As for it not being recognized, call it an Associate's Degree in Whatever on your resume. It's a degree. Don't call it a CCAF, of course they don't know what it is. What weird nomanclature (sp?) we have. If I can't a degree from the Alamo Community College in San Antonio, I don't say, "I have an Alamo Community College" But when you say you have a CCAF, that's what you are saying, "I have a Community College of the Air Force." CCAF is the issuing institution, not the name of the degree. Call it an Associate's degree, and people will know what you are talking about.
Yep! My husband has two also and its called an Associate's degree.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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So that's what type of degree it would be? A general associates degree?

I've accumulated a lot of points from attending OJT classes and such. I need another 15 more points and I can get that degree.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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I just looked at the actual diploma for one of his and it says "Associate of Applied Science Instructor of Technology and Military Science". And the other one is another AAS in his technical job skill.

Its basically similar to if you went to a civilian community college and took the basic core classes and then "majored" in a vocation or trade.
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