Oregon State University
Oregon State University is a land grant university that offers some of the top programs in the world, according to many lists and metrics. Our faculty are at the forefront of innovation, leading academia and industry in areas spanning from beer to gardening to e-learning to writing.
These faculty members are constantly improving and advancing in their fields through cutting-edge research they bring back to their students. In fact, Oregon State University receives more research funding than any other university in Oregon.
By signing up for workshops, certificates and trainings through Oregon State University's WorkSpace, you can work with these same experts in a noncredit environment. WorkSpace offers affordable, accessible connection to these resources through our certificates and workshops. This means you can build targeted skills in weeks rather than years while benefitting from the expertise, resources and recognition of OSU as an institution.
Turn Your Passion into Your Career
Our programs span a wide range of areas, and many can help you turn your hobby into a potential career. Whether you’re interested in gardening, brewing, writing or more, we have options for you.
For example, our Permaculture Design Certificate is a great way to build sustainable landscaping skills that can turn into a business with enough work. One of our students did just that and started an organic farm in her rural Virginia community. Click here to find out more and read her story.
Our craft beverage workshops are also a great way to develop your hobby and expand your business options. From beer to wine to spirits, we have in-person workshops to help you develop your craft and build your beverage business skills.
Learn from Expert Instructors
Most of our instructors come from Oregon State University, meaning you benefit from years of teaching experience paired with unique industry insights. Our faculty have advised and worked for some of the biggest brands in their fields, and all are constantly researching and learning through ongoing research in higher education.
Additionally, many of our workshops feature industry-experts with first-hand knowledge of their field and area today. Many of these professionals have started their own businesses and gained hard-won skills and lessons they can pass along to you.
By combining university faculty with industry experts, you gain a unique education that offers practical skills and training in an academically rigorous environment.