The job market is in constant need of employees equipped with strong critical thinking and communications skills. Companies and corporations are interested in candidates who can exhibit professionalism in the work place. Those looking for success need to have a strong grasp of these skills, or struggle in today’s complex job market.
Grace College’s GOAL (Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners) Bachelor of Science in General Studies is built just for students balancing personal commitment while pursuing an education. Our instructors have created a learning environment that keeps the same substance of a traditional degree program, but with added convenience for course completion at your own pace.
Our program is focused on giving students the skills to become effective employees in the workforce. Students will learn how to become effective communicators and invaluable team members for today’s industries. Our degree will also open a variety of opportunities for employment requiring a college degree.
Exploration of physical and biological details of nature with emphasis on science history, the creation worldview, and earth stewardship. A “hands-on” approach is emphasized with activities and data analysis.
This course is a topical approach to the cultural history of the United States from the end of the Second World War to the present, with special emphasis on America’s role in global affairs. Students will not only gain a broad understanding of America’s place in recent world events but also a specialized knowledge of various relevant topics and their historical context. Topics covered in this class have included the Cold War, the 1960s, American evangelicalism, and terrorism. This is the department’s general education course.
In this course, students engage divergent outlooks from around the world, grappling with cultural differences and presuppositions. Defining literary works, films and guest speakers from different continents set the stage for literary and cultural discussions. This course will also provide a framework for understanding God’s heart for the nations.
Through a global, thematic approach, this course explores the human phenomenon of creativity. Posing the question "Why creative arts?' this course focuses on exploring how culture and creativity reflect each other within the realm of visual and performing arts. Through themes of survival, religion, the state, and self, this course examines artists’ roles within cultures, the way art is made or performed, how meaning is derived, and how art is used, kept or destroyed. Required experiential activities for engaging in visual and performing arts include such things as attending museum exhibits, concerts or theatrical productions.
Administrative Services Managers
For larger organizations that have an extensive need for office support, administrative services managers take care of assisting employees daily. These office managers will often deal with the records and information management. They will likely deal with the incoming and outgoing mail distribution. They also serve as a liaison with maintenance and the custodial operations.
For every highly trained nurse or doctor, there is a large support staff behind them. Medical Assistants specialize in the administrative duties of a medical facility. They manage the medical histories of patients, and organize data for easy retrieval. They might also assist in the billing of clients for their medical services. Whatever administrative tasks are to be completed, are often left to the medical assistant.
Bill and Account Collectors
As corporations and companies work to regain the funds from delinquent accounts, they employ collectors to receive repayment. These collectors locate and notify customers of their debt to begin repayment. They use a variety of strategies to finalize the repayment, based on the situation of the customer. They may use different methods to contact customers whether it be by mail, phone, or in person.
General and Operations Manager
A general and operation manager coordinates the day to day operations of a public or private sector organization. On a regular day this manager will manage their employees, plan the use of human resources, and other administrative operations. These managers may also be involved in marketing and sales promotions or other coordination with another department.
Just as most organizations have a sales component, most organizations need a sales staff to function effectively. Sales managers oversee the sales staff and ensure the company is reaching all of its sales goals for a given time period. They are also likely involved in the resolution of customer complaints. Sales managers also may prepare and approve the budget for the sales operations.