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Work Ethic Program

Work Ethic is the basic academic, interpersonal, critical thinking skills, and behavior that, when transferred to the occupational settings, facilitate job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Job retention and advancement competency areas are integrated into the curriculum of each degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit (TCC) program.

The Technical College System of Georgia instructs and evaluates students on work ethic in all programs of study.  Ten work ethic traits have been identified and defined as essential for students success; appearance, attendance, attitude, character, communication, cooperation, organizational skill, productivity, respect, and teamwork. 

Definitons for  work ethic traits addressed at Coastal Pines Technical College are:

  • Appearance - Displays appropriate dress, grooming, and hygiene.
  • Attendance - Attends class; arrives/leaves on time; notifies instructor in advance of planned absences. 
  • Attitude - Demonstrates a positive outlook; demonstrates mannerly behavior; follows chain of command.
  • Character - Displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility.
  • Communication - Displays appropriate nonverbal, verbal, and written skills.
  • Cooperation - Handles criticism, conflicts, and complaints appropriately; works well with others.
  • Organizational Skills - Prioritizes and manages time and resources effectively; demonstrates flexibility in handling change; follows directions and procedures for the work environment.
  • Productivity - Completes tasks assigned efficiently, effectively, and timely; demonstrates problem-solving capabilities.
  • Respect - Tolerates other points of view; acknowledge and appreciates rights of others, has regard for diversity.
  • Teamwork - Works collaboratively with others toward a common goal in a respectful and cooperative manner; participates appropriately as a team member.

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Alma Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 101 West 17th St 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Alma, Georgia 31510 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.632.0951 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
  Hazlehurst Jesup
  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800


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