2013-2014 Course Catalog, Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State

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Professional and Continuing Education strives to bring the best of Oregon State University to people of all ages and industries through quality continuing education programming short courses, …

Professional and Continuing Education strives to bring the best of Oregon State University to people of all ages and industries through quality continuing education programming short courses, certificate programs, workshops and more.


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  • 1. Professional and Noncredit Education Course Offerings • 2013–2014
  • 2. About us Professional and Noncredit Education strives to bring the best of Oregon State University to people of all ages and industries through quality continuing education programming: short courses, certificate programs, workshops and more. As a part of the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, we work with our sibling units - Extended Campus and Extension Service - to extend Oregon State’s prestige as a teaching and research university to learners of all ages. Types of programs Courses Offerings range from self-paced online classes to extensive onsite series to hybrid onsite/online options Continuing Education Units Earn continuing education credit (CEUs) and apply the knowledge to your career Certificates In-depth, cost-effective programs suited for professionals looking to develop skills without enrolling in a full degree program K-12 Programs Onsite programming designed especially for the younger learner FAQ’s Q: I’m not a student at Oregon State. Can I register for a course without enrolling at the university? A: You do not need to be an Oregon State student to enroll in one of our continuing education course offerings. Q: When and where are courses offered? A: Programs are offered at various times throughout the year and are delivered through onsite instruction, online learning modules or a hybrid of both onsite and online. Q: How much does a course cost? A: You can find cost information for each course on pne.oregonstate.edu. Groups or individuals enrolling in a certificate or series program may be eligible for a discount. Visit our website or contact PNE for more information: 541-737-4197.
  • 3. Courses Developing a skill - or an aspect of your career? We offer onsite, online, hybrid, self-paced and instructor-led short courses to meet your professional and personal needs. Nature and Environmental Sustainability • • • • • • Managing Native Forest Remnant Health Natural Resources Leadership Academy Oregon Master Naturalist Online Oregon’s Natural History Living Cemetary Field Workshop Nature Writing Workshop Business and Career Building • • • • Computer Design for Apparel Fabric Basics Workshop Fiber Basics Workshop Get the Job: Writing a Winning Application Gardening and Agriculture Health and Pharmacy • Fruit Growing Series • Landscaping with Native Plants • Master Gardener Online • Waterwise Gardening: Choosing the Right Plants • WaterWise Gardening: Planning & Design • What’s Wrong with my Plant? Diagnosing Plant Problems • Phytophthora: Training for Nursery Growers • • • • • Childhood Food Insecurity Mastery of Aging Well Effective HIV Care for Pharmacists Management & HR for Pharmacists Stress Management for Pharmacists Beer Brewing and Entrepreneurship • Sensory Analysis • Beer Proficiency • Craft Brewery Startup Workshop Visit us at pne.oregonstate.edu Or give us a call: 541-737-4197
  • 4. Certificate Programs Hoping to expand your opportunities - or seeking out new career horizons? Our in-depth certificate programs help you to develop new proficiencies and take control of your earning power. Nature and Environmental Sustainability Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate: Gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics in and motivation for informal education Designing Learning Environments • Examining The Learner’s Own Ideas • Understanding Cultural Influence Master Interpretive Guide Professional Certificate: Engage the public in cultural, natural and scientific treasures Foundations of Interpretation: The Interpretive Setting • Developing a Message: Crafting Themes • Designing the Message: Exhibits, Displays, Digital Media and Publications • Sharing the Message: Assessment, Evaluation and Portfolio Business and Career Building Digital Communication and Brand Management: Implement digital marketing tactics that guarantee a brand’s sustainability in an ever-changing media landscape Brand Management and Online Marketing: The Big Picture • User Experience and Reputation Management  Legal Issues in Media • Writing for the Web: Content Strategy Development Writing Across Devices: Email and Mobile Communications Recipe to Market: Create your own food product business by learning how to design, develop and market edible products Overview Of Food Entrepreneurship • Business Planning and Food: Regulations, Profit Models and Sustainability Designing and Producing New Food • Marketing and Selling Food and Drink Concepts: Branding, Promotion and Packaging Gardening and Agriculture Permaculture Design Certificate Online: Design a sustainable landscape using permaculture methods with this online, instructor-led program Growing Farms: Hybrid Course for Beginning Farmers: Turn your dream of owning and operating a small farm or ranch into a reality Dream It: Planning • Do It: Farming Operations and Equipment • Sell It: Marketing • Manage It: Finance, Administration and Personnel • Grow It: Ecological Agricultural Production • Keep It: Liability and Risk Visit us at pne.oregonstate.edu Or give us a call: 541-737-4197
  • 5. Course Series Offerings Looking for a little coursework - or a lot? Take one or all of the offerings available in our course series. Nature and Environmental Sustainability Gardening and Agriculture Wood-Based Composite Science Short Course Series Master Gardener Online Short Course Series • Wood Structure • Wood and Water Relationships • Applied Statistics and Data Analysis • Wood Adhesion Science and Technology • Strand-based Composite Manufacturing • Basic Botany {Free} • Soils and Compost • Vegetable Gardening • Introduction to Entomology • Plant Pathology • Understanding Pesticides • Integrated Pest Management • Woody Landscape Plants Pesticide Applicator Course Series • Pesticide Safety • Spray Drift and the Environment • Know Your Enemies: Insects and Other Pests Natural Resources Leadership Academy Beer Brewing and Entrepreneurship Summer and Youth Programs Brewing Analytics OSU Chamber Music Workshop • Microbiology and the Brewer • Beer Analyses • Quality Assurance and Willamette Valley Tour Career-Building Opportunities Seeking out a flexible way to advance your career? Consider one of our online short courses or certificate programs through our third-party partners. Professional Development and Legal Training Quickskills Course Online: Develop yourself in six to eight weeks through $100, instructor-led courses Online Certificate Program: Take courses to be a pharmacy technician, personal fitness trainer, veterinary assisant and more The Center for Legal Studies Courses: Study to be a paralegal, mediator and more Visit us at pne.oregonstate.edu Or give us a call: 541-737-4197