Iowa Technology Trade School
DWC offers Iowa Technology Trade School students a chance to earn certificate program credentials in a short course, accelerated format. Each of our certificate programs is offered in a small class setting in a short course format. Students from Iowa have an opportunity to enroll in DWC certificate programs under a WIOA grant, scholarship, or public enrollment.
Classes at DWC offer flexible class scheduling, rolling enrollment, and expert instructors. All of our programs are streamed live online, you will always be working with a live instructor and learning in a hands-on, experiential training environment.
Available Certificate Programs
for Iowa Residents
Each program is designed to help you advance your career.
Iowa Workforce Links
If you are a prospective student searching for an Iowa Technology Trade School and need assistance with your tuition, your local Workforce may be able to provide you with assistance including tuition grants, career counseling, job opportunities, and more. Contact your local Iowa Workforce Center to work with a counselor to learn more.
DWC is an Iowa Eligible Training Provider. All programs above are approved for WIOA funding.
What can you expect as a new student?
Why Digital Workshop Center?
of program graduates last year from unemployed to employed.
months avg to find employment after graduation
average increase in salary of certificate program students
*program statistics compiled from DWC enrollment report (2019-2021)
Certificate Program FAQs
How Long Does Each Program Take to Complete?
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.
Each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes, a Capstone project, and program-specific assignments. Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.
Career coaching workshops are available to all certificate program graduates.
When Can I Start?
DWC classes are scheduled on a rolling enrollment system with flexible scheduling options. Each student needs to choose the schedule that best fits your availability.
Public, group classes in the certificate programs are offered approximately every 6-8 weeks. Students are able to start with any Level 1 class within the program list as long as prerequisites are met.
What Is Included In A Certificate Program?
Similar to any higher education program, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes. Once you have completed all the necessary course work, plus a Capstone project and program specific assignments, then you will earn your certificate.
Certificate programs include:
- Materials: Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s) for every class
- Data files: Download materials with practice examples
- Support: Mentoring and coaching throughout your program, plus one month of mentoring support
- One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
- Career coaching workshops including one-on-one resume writing and job search
We are here to help! To best assist you, we can schedule a complimentary meeting with a student advisor where you can discuss your goals, customize your training plan, and review all costs and time for your program.
Our student advisors will work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the skills you need to succeed along your professional development path.
To learn more about what to expect, scheduling, and common questions, you may also download our welcome guide here.
DWC is a wonderful place where I have learned hard skills that are immediately applicable to my job. I have transitioned into a new role in my department directly due to the video design certificate program I took at DWC. The staff is awesome and always here to talk about different options and what courses and certificates will benefit me the most. I can’t say enough good things!