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.
Graphic Design Advanced
Go beyond the fundamentals to learn Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & dive deeper into graphic design
Designed for those needing Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and essential business administration skills
Master the tools of data analysis with this comprehensive career program including Python programming
Learn the essential skills
of digital marketing professionals: SEO, Analytics, AdWords, Social Ads & more
Frontend Web Development
Advance your Project Management career towards a PMP or CAPM credential with a professional certificate
Explore User Experience (UX) design concepts and User Interface (UI) tools including Adobe XD, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator & more
Video design concepts, Premiere Pro & After Effects skills to help you edit video content for marketing and more
Prepare for a career using QuickBooks, Excel, and small business accounting to manage a business
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 Career Explorer Tool | Oregon Employment Department Data
WIOA in Oregon | Learn more about WIOA in Oregon
Workforce System Executive Team (WSET) | Find your Oregon regional workforce board
Worksource Oregon | Find Job Seeker Services
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?
Certificate programs are completed in an average of 4-6 months. Some programs total length may vary. Check the program page for specific details on your program.
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 counseling workshops are available to all certificate program students.
When Can I Start?
Certificate program cohorts begin approximately once or more per calendar quarter. Check the program page or contact us for specific program schedules.
Students must complete a series of skills workshops in order to earn enough credit towards their certification.
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, job search, and interview prep
DWC offers a wide range of flexible financial aid options including 0% interest financing and payments plans. Deferred payments scholarships are also available to those who qualify.
Click here to learn more about financial aid options.
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.
Contact us here or call our offices at 970-980-8091.
To learn more about what to expect, scheduling, and common questions, you may also download our welcome guide here.