Digital Workshop Center Trade School

Business Administration Certificate

Learn tech skills to launch a new business administration career

Business Administration CertificateIn our Business Administration Certificate, you will become an expert in productivity tools and essential soft skills with a blended learning approach.  Focused on business software including Microsoft Office and Google Workspace, plus vital office skills such as leadership, time management, and problem solving.  Technology and business soft skills are the fundamental pillars of our office management certificate.  Launch a new career with vocational training programs in business administration today!

Inside Our Curriculum

Certificate Programs Skills

Focus on Real-World Skills

Certificate Programs at Digital Workshop Center are designed to teach you how to improve your skills in a real-world setting.  DWC's experiential learning style ensures you will be guided by an expert instructor while also performing all of the tasks to help you learn.

The challenges you face in class will mimic what you will need to land a job and improve your daily productivity.

To learn more about what to expect, download our welcome guide and get started.

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Support & Mentoring

The classes within the Business Administration Certificate are offered in an accelerated bootcamp format, balanced by small class sizes for an online trade school.

Your instructor will provide hands-on, experiential style classroom learning for you to learn best practices of applying tech skills in the real-world.

Each class is eligible credit towards a certification program, which includes career counseling and portfolio projects.

Flexible scheduling options for vocational training allow you to choose what works best for your time.

Why Digital Workshop Center?

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A new career awaits with a
Business Administration Certificate


Essential Career Skills

With a business administration certificate, you will show employers that you know business best practices to be more productive while on the job.  You will also be able to demonstrate what it takes to be successful working in a professional office setting.  

Throughout your vocational training program, your instructors will be your mentor to teach you difficult concepts in an easy to understand format.  Classes at DWC are kept small so you receive individual attention in a hands-on learning classroom.

1-on-1 Mentoring

Your program includes one-on-one mentoring throughout your classroom training, as well as one month of support after the end of each class and one year for a free re-take of the same class.

If you need help determining your skill level, assessment tools are available for this certificate program.  See pre-requisites below.

Programs at DWC also include a Capstone project option for additional one-on-one portfolio building opportunities.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Options

Scholarships are available for unemployed workers, women pursuing tech careers, and veterans.  Find out more here.

Flexible payment plans are also available for those who qualify. Speak to a student advisor today to learn more about what options are available.

Career Coaching

As you approach graduation, you will work closely with our expert career coaches to refine your next steps towards a new job.  Career services provided include one-on-one resume writing, job search, and mock interview workshops.  Click here to learn more.

Alumni Spotlight

Every day I utilize the wonderful training and information I received at Digital Workshop Center.  The professionalism and energy the instructor invested in my classes facilitated training specific to my needs and experience level.  It was an exceptional opportunity.
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What Skills Will You Learn?

Classes Included in the Business Administration Certificate

You must complete all classes below and your Capstone project to earn enough credit towards certification


Capstone Project

One-on-one mentoring with your instructor while working on a real-world project pertaining to your program.  From project concept to delivery, each student will perform the work to complete the project with your instructor there to help guide you through the process.


  • 83 class hours are required to complete this certificate program.
  • Additional hours outside of class will also be assigned.
  • Manage your own schedule to complete all of the necessary coursework within this program.

Speak to a student advisor to receive a training plan with a customized program schedule.

Payment Options

Payment Plans Available To Help You Get Started

DWC Payment Plans

No interest and no monthly fees.  12, 18, 24-month plans available. $75 one-time administrative fee applicable to all payment plans.

$180/mo (24 months)

$240/mo (18 months)

$360/mo (12 months)

Custom Programs

There is no one-size-fits-all training program.  Speak to a student advisor about how you can customize the Business Administration program to fit your goals.

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Full Tuition (with package discount)

Pay your full program tuition upfront and receive an additional $200 package discount.


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GI Bill

For U.S. Veterans and their families, DWC programs are eligible for GI Bill education benefit funding.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

WIOA & DVR Grants

DWC is an exclusive training provider for Workforce Centers and Divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Each office administers grant funding on a case-by-case basis.

Download our guides to learn more about how to research WIOA and DVR grant funding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Outline

Upon successful completion of the Business Administration Certificate, students will:

  • Build career skills towards administration and office management positions
  • Create and edit dynamic spreadsheets using Excel
  • Analyze and forecast data using advanced features of Excel such as PivotTables, Charts, and Functions
  • Communicate effectively on a team using Outlook with features such as email, calendar, tasks and contacts
  • Create engaging presentations in PowerPoint using features such as animations, transitions and master pages
  • Write professional documents and implement time-saving features in Microsoft Word
  • Understand the benefits of Google Workspace and how the tools are utilized in business today
  • Use fundamental business soft skills for communication, leadership, and management


  • Finish a real-world administrative management project with one-on-one help from a mentor
  • One-on-one job search and resume writing assistance with a career coach

When can I start?

Program classes are offered on a rolling enrollment basis throughout the year, typically every 8-12 weeks. You may start with any program class as long as prerequisites are met.


Basic Digital Literacy is required.

To assess your skills prior to class, DWC offers the following free assessment tools:

It is required that you have purchased and installed the Microsoft Office Suite before the start of class.

How long is this program?

The average length to complete the Business Administration certificate program is 6 months.  Total length may vary based on the pace in which you schedule your classes.

Each certificate program allows one year to be completed, but, depending on your pace of learning and skill level, you may move as fast or as slow as you like within that time frame.  DWC works on a rolling enrollment system and provides flexible scheduling options so you can choose the classes that best fit your life.

At DWC, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes and a Capstone project.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

What's included?

Stand-Alone Classes

Every stand-alone class at DWC includes support and mentoring throughout.

Stand-alone classes within your program also include:

  • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
  • Lesson files
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • 30 days of technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

Certificate Programs & Bootcamps

Each Certificate Program & Bootcamp is comprised of several stand-alone classes, plus additional training specific to your career field, portfolio building with a comprehensive Capstone Project, and career coaching workshops.

Support and mentoring a huge part of all of our full length programs.

Talk to a student advisor to learn more about specific details on each class or program.

Payment & financial aid options

DWC offers several flexible financial aid options to help you finance your education.  None of our financial aid tools will require a federal student loan or add severe interest penalties.

If you are interested in scholarship opportunities, speak with a student advisor and discsuss eligibility requirements.

Or learn more about flexible payment plan options that fit your monthly budget.

Click here to learn more about financial aid options and get started.

What career services do you offer?

For full length programs, support and mentoring is included and you will be eligible to work one-on-one with a career counselor.

Workshops for job search and resume writing are included in the cost of your program.  Our expert career advisors will help you prepare for the next steps of your career path.  Your success is our success.

Click here to learn more about career counseling

Talk to a student advisor to discuss career coaching options today.

Terms & conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before you register.

Still curious?

If you have more questions, view the full FAQ page or contact us today.