Workforce Operations Certificate

Workforce Operations Certificate

The Certificate of Workforce Operations provides pertinent operations business education for the existing workforce in various industries.

Why study Workforce Operations at Coastal Georgia?

This program offers courses that can develop employees for occupational opportunities in business operations.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to demonstrate competency with technologies used in business for operations and decision-making, utilize the appropriate quantitative techniques to analyze business issues and understand the connection between financial accounting, recognize the environmental, legal, and social impacts of business decisions and recommend appropriate sustainable practices, and determine how projects are developed and why they differ from business processes.

Fall & Spring

ITEC 2100: Computer Applications for Business

BUSA 1105: Introduction to Business

BASW 3140: Legal Issues in the Workforce

BASW 3130: Workforce Crisis Management

BASW 3110: Workforce Accounting

BASW 4320: Workforce Project Management

Contact Information

Dr. Ray Stephens

Ray Stephens

Dr. Stephens is the Program Director for the Workforce Management and Leadership program. He has over 19 years of administrative and teaching experience in the higher education and K-12 environments. He has developed and taught courses at Georgia Southern University within the doctoral education program, and has taught business courses with Liberty University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Baker College, and Darton College. While at Altamaha Technical College, (now Coastal Pines Technical College), he was the department head of the Marketing and Management programs. He has formed and facilitated over 15 business courses for online delivery methods.

Educationally, he possesses a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Education, coupled with a Doctorate in Education Administration. He is a graduate of the Georgia Tech Economic Development Institute, has a certificate in Online Learning Administration, Online Learning and Teaching Management, and is a Certified Customer Service Trainer and Advancement Officer.

He brings in practical business work experience in wholesale, retail and in banking. He is a previous owner of a small business that employed 27 employees with four locations. He is a member of various professional organizations including the North American Council for Online Learning, the Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the American Association of Community Colleges. He is a former president of the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association. In his hometown of Jesup, GA, he is past president of the Jesup Rotary Club and the Jaycees, and served on the Board of Directors for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.