Workplace Management Certificate

Workplace Management Certificate

The Certificate of Workplace Management provides business management education for the existing workforce in various industries.

Why study Workplace Management at Coastal Georgia?

This program offers courses that can aid in the development and promotion of an employee into managerial opportunities.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will understand basic business concepts and terminology, who managers are and the management process, and understand leadership qualities and traits to increase efficiency and effectiveness in accomplishing organizational goals. They will also be able to use effective communication skills to promote respect and trust while developing positive relationships, and be able to demonstrate understanding of current trends in business.

Summer & Fall

BUSA 1105: Introduction to Business

LEAD 3000: Foundations of Leadership

BASW 4200: Human Resources for the Workforce

BASW 3120: Workforce Communications

BASW 3100: Management for Workforce Leaders

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.