MyCAA programs provide up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate's degree in a portable career field.

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate's degree in a portable career field and occupation. The following Oregon State University programs have been certified as MyCAA-eligible.

American History & Government Specialist

This course is designed to help build your understanding of the United States and help you speak with confidence in both professional and personal situations. In this course, you’ll leave with a greater comprehension of the fundamentals of American government & its politics by learning the origins, inspiration and inner workings. 

Childcare Specialist

This course introduces the historical, theoretical and developmental foundations for educating and caring for young children. Particular emphasis is given to the roles, responsibilities and requirements needed to work in early childhood settings. You’ll also learn about current issues that have implications on children and families as well as age-related developmental accomplishments. 

Economics Professional

Regardless of your background, having a better grasp on economics can positively impact nearly all of your day-to-day decisions, whether personally or professionally. This course will give you the insight to understand various economic indicators to make sound investment and spending decisions. 

Environmental Specialist

Understanding the complexity of the world around you is valuable knowledge that can be applied in a variety of fields. In this course, you will take an in-depth look at the intricate interconnectivity of planet earth and the inhabitants that occupy it along with the scientific, political, social, and economic implications. 

Life Sciences Specialist

For a successful career in the health industry, this program can give you a firm understanding of the biological principles and mechanics of the human body, its structures, and the major pathologies and diseases that can impact it. This course will discuss dozens of interesting topics including cellular division, DNA, biodiversity, ecology, and the human body. 


Psychology is an area of study that can be applied to a wide variety of fields including healthcare, social work, and criminology. This course will give you an understanding of basic concepts, theories, and research methods while exploring the areas of human development, sexuality, gender, and genetics. 

Public Speaking Professional

Public speaking is a critical skill that is vital for career success and advancement. This course will give you the confidence to articulate your ideas and communicate clearly and professionally in any career path you pursue. 

Research Specialist

In this data-driven age, understanding how to quickly and efficiently research and analyze results is a universal skill that crosses nearly all career fields. This course will take you through the research process from start to finish, including gathering data, developing surveys, citing sources, and synthesizing discoveries into a final result. 


A background in Sociology will allow you to understand the structure and dynamics of our society along with its connection to human behavior and life changes. You’ll look at culture, values, socialization, inequality, globalization, cultural diversity, the influence of mass media, and many other topics. 

Successful Student

Establishing optimum academic skills will enable you to succeed in both the academic and corporate worlds. In this program, you will gain the necessary skills to succeed. Specifically, you’ll learn goal setting, study skills, managing time and financial resources to meet those goals, and developing an awareness of how you learn. 

Writing Professional

Superior writing skills are critical to success, whether it’s in school or in the work place. Besides practicing your writing, this Writing Professional course will also help you develop written communication skills by learning the proper writing process, as well as how to expertly analyze text.