IMAGINE ACADEMY

Welcome to Imagine Academy:  Online technology classes from Microsoft!

DOR is proud to offer a host of online courses at no cost to our consumers.  This opportunity comes via our business partners Microsoft and Disabledperson.  Thanks to them, consumers can avail of curricula ranging from Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) to Data Science and IT Infrastructure. Just what is needed to prepare for success in the workforce!

How do I apply?

Counselors may apply on behalf of their consumers.  Consumers who have not been enrolled by their counselors may apply themselves provided you notify your counselor that you are enrolling and inform him or her if you need assistive technology. NOTE: DOR will be unable to process your application if it arrives without the name of your Counselor or Business Specialist.

To enroll send us an email with the following information at  WDSIT@dor.ca.gov
Enrollees will receive an email response within 5 days containing instructions on accessing classes.

Email Address:
Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial:
DOR Office where you receive services:
DOR Counselor's Name:
Business Specialist's Name:

Select Course(s) from the list below:
___ Word 2016
___ Excel 2016
___ PowerPoint 2016
___ Data Science Courses
___ IT Infrastructure Courses

** DOR will be unable to process your application if it arrives without the name of your Counselor or Business Specialist. Enrollees will receive an email response within 5 days containing instructions on accessing classes.

Important - To access your learning videos you will need the following:

  • Reliable internet connection for extended periods of time

  • PC (Personal Computer) with one of these configurations: 

    • Windows 7 Ent  64 bit  with Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, or Firefox; or 
    • Windows 8.1 Pro  64 bit  with Internet Explorer 11, or Chrome, or Firefox; or
    • Windows 10  64 bit  with Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, or Firefox

Examinations

Examinations on the Imagine Academy curricula referenced above are available to purchase. Most exams are proctored and require travel to a physical exam center.  DOR does not conduct or schedule exams.

If you are a DOR counselor whose consumer wishes to take exams, authorization of funds for exams is at your/your Team Manager’s discretion. 

Information about taking exams on Imagine Academy course material is available at Certiport.