Oregon Technology Trade School
Students enrolling in an Oregon Technology Trade School are provided with a unique, nontraditional approach to higher education. Continued education at Digital Workshop Center is based on support and mentoring throughout your time as an adult student.
All workshops are live, online, and an average cohort of 6-8 students. Each student works in a hands-on, lab style class environment to complete skills based lessons and projects.
Certificate Programs are centered around technology skills first, with the necessary strategy and soft skills included to prepare someone for what would be expected once hired. Popular programs include UX design, data science, digital marketing, graphic design, frontend web development, business administration and more. All Oregon residents above the age of 16 are eligible to enroll, including those utilizing a WIOA grant, scholarship, or veterans benefits.
Available Certificate Programs
for Oregon Residents
Each program is designed to help you advance your career.
Oregon Workforce Links
If you are a prospective student searching for an Oregon Technology Trade School and need financial aid assistance, your local Workforce may be able to provide you with assistance including tuition grants, career counseling, job opportunities, and more. Contact your local Oregon Workforce Center to work with a counselor to learn more.
DWC is an Oregon Eligible Training Provider. All programs above are approved for WIOA funding.
Oregon Wage Data
DWC Certificate Programs align to high-demand, high-performing jobs across the state of Oregon in the fields of marketing, design, administrative, and IT.
(Source: State of Oregon Employment Dept)
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.