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!

Length & Frequency

6 Months (approx) |  2 sessions per week


Online with 100% live instruction

Start Dates

Cohorts begin Jan, Apr, July, Oct



Why Digital Workshop Center?

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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.”

Debra Allen

Administrative Assistant, Colorado State University, Office of Engagement

How does it work?

To complete the Business Administration Certificate Program, you must complete all of the classes below.

Your classes follow a specific order for you to earn enough credit towards certification.


Total Class Hours

83 hours*

(*Additional hours outside of class will also be assigned.  Schedules may vary.  Consult with DWC staff for more information)

Business Administration Q3/2024 | Start Date: 07-15-2024

Business Administration Q4/2024 | Start Date: 10-14-2024

In 6 months you can be on a path to a businss administration certificate

Mentored Instruction

The Business Administration Certificate program includes mentored instruction 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.

Programs at DWC also include a Capstone project for additional portfolio building opportunities.

Career Coaching & Internships

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. Learn more

DWC partners with Parker-Dewey to offer micro-internships to our students.  These project-based internships are a great way for students to build real-world experience.  Learn more

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships may be available if you are unemployed looking to upskill or re-skill, women pursuing tech careers, and veterans seeking tech skills.  Find out more here.

Flexible payment plans including 0% interest financing are available for those who qualify.  Attend an upcoming info session to speak to a student advisor and learn more about what options are available.

Download Program Guide

For an overview of each certificate program, visit our certificate program guide page to download a useful PDF of this program’s details.

Inside Our Curriculum

Business Administration Certificate

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.  

Certificate Programs 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 in a hands-on format.

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

To learn more about what to expect & get started, attend an upcoming info session to speak to a student advisor or download our welcome guide.

Program Overview

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 instructor-led guidance
  • One-on-one job search and resume writing assistance with a career coach
Business Administration Careers

Payment Options

Affordable payment plan and loan options available

Full Tuition

Provided by DWC

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Visit the Financial Aid page for more information on tuition discounts and connect with our Admissions staff on eligibility.

0% Interest Financing

Provided by Climb Credit

Pay $315 per month

  • Interest Rate: 0%
  • Payments begin on the first day of class
  • $100 Registration fee
  • 12 payments of $315

Faster Repayment

Provided by Climb Credit

Pay $243 to $264 per month

  • Interest Rate: 7.99% to 17.99% (Max APR 26%)
  • Payments begin on the first day of class
  • $100 Registration fee
  • 20 monthly payments of $238 to $259

    Over $750k Awarded in Scholarship Funds

    Average award of DWC scholarships is $2,000 for those who qualify.  Apply today for tuition assistance.

    Tech Skills Scholarship

    For those who are unemployed and looking to get into a career in tech

    Women & Tech Scholarship

    For women looking to
    enter or advance in a technology career

    Veterans Skills Scholarship

    For active or retired military service members seeking a tech career

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When can I start?

    Program cohorts begin aproximately once per quarter.


    Basic Digital Literacy is required.

    It is required that you complete a Basic Digital Literacy Assessment before enrollment. 

    To assess other MS Office skills prior to enrollment, DWC offers the following free assessment tools:

    It is also 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.   Veteran students may have certain restrictions on total program length.

    This program is comprised of several stand-alone classes listed above and a Capstone project.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

    What's included?

    Certificate Programs & Bootcamps

    Each Certificate Program & Bootcamp is comprised of several stand-alone classes, plus additional classes 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.

    Attend an upcoming info session to speak to a student advisor and learn more details of the programs and get your questions answered.


    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

    If you have questions on stand-alone classes for professional development, contact us or attend an upcoming info session to speak to a student advisor and learn more details of the programs and get your questions answered.

    Payment & financial aid options

    DWC offers several flexible financial aid options including payment plans and traditional loans to help you finance your education.  We partner with Climb Credit to offer several flexible payment plan options that fit your monthly budget.

    If you are interested in scholarship or financial aid opportunities, attend an upcoming info session to speak to a student advisor and learn more.

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

    Homework expectations

    Homework varies from class to class, instructor to instructor.  It is recommended that you set aside 1-2x the class duration for homework/assignments (e.g. if in class 7 hours per week, expect 7-14 hours needed to complete homework/assignments).  

    What career services or internships 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 coach.

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

    Click here to learn more about career coaching

    DWC also partners with Parker-Dewey to offer micro-internships to our students.  These project-based internships are a great way for students to build real-world experience.  Learn more

    Attend an upcoming info session to speak to a student advisor and discuss career coaching & internship 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.

    Get started with a new career today