Workforce Management & Leadership

The Bachelor of Applied Science offers a distinctive bachelor degree program that builds upon the foundational skills and knowledge earned in an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Technology program. This program is designed to sharpen the management and leadership abilities of highly-skilled, technically-proficient individuals. 
Graduates with this degree will be prepared to competently lead within their chosen vocational field as well-trained and effective mid-level operations managers. The BASW degree at the College of Coastal Georgia offers career advancement opportunities for individuals who have earned the Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Technology career degrees. The program accepts core courses from the completed AAS/AAT degree as well asawarding up to 36 hours of traditional technical course credits toward the area of supporting classes in the B.A.S. degree program.
To complete the degree, students take any additional upper level core and program-specific courses of 45 hours. Students may begin coursework any semester with all BASW courses being eight weeks in length and ALL ONLINE.

Concentrations in Workforce Management and Leadership

Criminal Justice

This concentration offers opportunities to contribute in multiple areas, including law enforcement, investigations, the courts, corrections, and cyber defense. The concentration is focused on the knowledge that each of these areas and many others are important to the education of today’s criminal justice students.


General Business

The General Business degree is focused on individuals who have been technically trained who seek positions of leadership in their place of work. It is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in business competencies while stressing application in real-world work environments.


Healthcare and Information Management

This concentration focuses upon and identifies strategies for the management of data and input, and data as an output.


Logistics and Transportation

Logistics and Transportation at the College of Coastal Georgia focuses on logistics, transportation, and warehousing. The content is an analysis of the process, practice, and theories of local and international business.


Technical and Industrial

This concentration focuses upon areas that students are most familiar with from their AAT degrees from technical colleges.


  • 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.