Supervisor/Management Specialist

Program Overview

The Supervisor/Management Specialist Certificate prepares individuals to become supervisors in business, commercial or manufacturing facilities.

Supervisor/Management Specialists perform the managerial function for the organization.  Supervisors are the first line of management between hourly employees and management.  Supervisors and managers in this field require good interpersonal skills.  They must have clear and persuasive communication skills, analytical minds, and the skill to evaluate complex relationships among numerous factors.  Dealing with people is an important part of life.

Students may enter the Supervisor/Management Specialist certificate program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Supervisor/Management Specialist certificate program should be able to supervise others, decide the daily priorities of the business or office, delegate projects, and coordinate teams to meet the goals of the organization.  Managers must have persuasive and clear communication skills, analytical minds, able to digest large amounts of data quickly, and the skill to evaluate complex relationships among numerous factors.  Additionally, managers exhibit personal qualities such as leadership, flexibility, self-confidence, motivations, determination, and sound business judgment.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$16,640.00 – $20,800.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,531.00
Books & Supplies:  $600.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Supervisor/Management Specialist certificate program will develop the skill set of the owner and/or manager of a small business in order to organize resources that maximize the potential for meeting business and personal goals.  Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • MGMT1100Principles of Management3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MGMT1115Leadership3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MGMT2115Human Resource Management3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following:
  • MGMT1110Employment Rules & Regulations3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MGMT2120Labor Management Relations3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 12