Administrative Terms and Conditions
All prices quoted are in US Dollars.
Terms and Conditions for Certificate Programs
and Training Bundles
Please click here to access the webpage regarding the Certificate Program Enrollment Agreements. The Terms and Conditions for the Certificate Programs are addressed on each specific Certificate Program Enrollment Agreement.
Please click here to access the webpage regarding the Training Bundle Enrollment Agreements. The Terms and Conditions for the Certificate Programs are addressed on each specific Training Bundle Enrollment Agreement.
Terms and Conditions for Indiviual Courses
Individual Course Withdrawals
You may officially drop a course at any time before the beginning of the final class meeting. Your request must be submitted in writing with your signature to the registration office during business hours. If you drop a course you
may be eligible for a full refund, excluding a $25.00 non-refundable application fee, prorated costs for any
‘attended” classes, any late charges and course materials costs. Late fees are not refundable. The attended classes will be based on a pro-ration of the Individual Class Rate schedule, not any Bundled Class Rate schedule.
You must cancel the
class three business days before class begins to avoid the $25.00 application fee. 24 hour notice is required to
cancel a 1:1 training session or a $100.00 fee will be assessed. 1:1 training has a two-hour minimum.
Petitions for refunds filed beyond the appropriate refund deadline are approved only when the applicant is unable to continue enrollment for one of the following reasons: 1) compulsory military service (proof required), 2) administrative
error or 3) physical disability or medical illness. If you become seriously ill, injured, or hospitalized, you may be
permitted a late withdrawal. Your doctor must provide a timely letter on business letterhead specifying the type and
extent of illness and days required to be absent. VDCI/cadteacher has the right to approve or disallow a request for
All petitions must be sent to the following address before the end of the class in which you are enrolled: VDCI/cadteacher / Refund Petitions / 3904 Groton Street, San Diego, CA 92110.
Cancellation of Courses/Classes
If the class cancels due to unforeseen events, a full refund will be issued or a student may apply their payment to the next scheduled class or another class of their choosing (assuming the pre-requisites are met).
VDCI/cadteacher reserves the right to cancel a course/class due to low enrollments or a course/class due to unforeseen events. Daytime courses/classes will sometimes cancel due to low enrollments and every student should arrange their schedule to accommodate the night course. Daytime students are always guaranteed a seat in the night course/class if a day course/class cancels. A determination to cancel any course/class is made at least 48 hours before the course/class is scheduled to begin. Students will be notified of the cancellation by email at that time. If the course/class is cancelled due to unforeseen events after 48 hours before the course/class begins, every effort will be made to contact students by phone and email. It is the responsibility of the student to check their voicemail and emails before they come to any course or individual class in the event the course/class was cancelled.
If the student has ordered a textbook through cadteacher, cadteacher will place the order for the textbook and have it delivered to the student. The textbooks cannot be returned.
All students are requested to complete a course survey at the end of each individual course. Comments from those individual course surveys are regularly posted onto the vdci.edu website, in the "Student Reviews" section of each course. Student names are not mentioned in those surveys. VDCI is required by our national accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) to maintain a record of course surveys. That record includes the anonymous course survey. During ACCET onsite evaluation visits, ACCET and the US Department of Education will often ask to see validation of these anonymous course survey documents.
Approximately six months after completing a technology certificate program, students are requested to complete a detailed survey about their technology certificate program. Students are also asked to provide a photograph of themselves. VDCI is required by our national accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) to maintain a file of signed testimonials. During ACCET onsite evaluation visits, ACCET and the US Department of Education will often ask to see validation of these signed testimonials. Students will be requested to sign a "Statement and Photograph Release Form." The following is the verbiage included in the Release Form:
I ________________________ hereby grant Virtual Design & Construction Institute dba: cadteacher, to use any of my acquired photographs, statements, quotes, or reviews of the course, program, and/or institution. I Grant them irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included for editorial trade, advertising, and any other purchase and in any manner and medium; and to alter the same without restriction. I hereby release Virtual Design & Construction Institute dba: cadteacher and his or her legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs and use of quotes, statements, or reviews.
Classroom Terms and Conditions
When you are in class, you MUST PAY ATTENTION.
Because the classes move rapidly, significant quanities of information are shared in a very short time frame.
When you are in class, you MUST PAY ATTENTION.
It is imperative that you have good, solid computer skills.
We work closely with many construction industry professionals who rely on us to train you appropriately for their industry needs on the proper application of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technologies. VDC technologies include CAD (Computer-Aided Design), BIM (Building Information Modeling) and GBT (Green Building Technologies).
There is no texting, emailing, etc during classtime. Please place your phones in airplane or vibrate mode. Your class participation grade will be lowered if your texting, etc becomes problematic or an issue in the functioning of the class session.
There is no audio or video recording of any of the courses.
Only enrolled students are allowed to attend our classes. Visitors are not allowed while classes are in session.