Al Whitley, MBA, AIA developed the AutoCAD curriculum for the University of California San Diego. An avid talker (OK, there are times when he never shuts up), Al realized that he truly enjoyed sharing his skills and the capabilities of CAD technology.
Al founded cadteacher as an extension of the client support services of his AIA award-winning San Diego-based architectural practice, Whitley Consulting Group. Many of our students were (and continue to be) San Diego-based architects, engineers and contractors who want to know how to most effectively and appropriately use AutoCAD, Revit and other software programs in their offices.
cadteacher and UC San Diego integrated their educational programs. VDCI | cadteacher continued to develop as an independent educational institution.
cadteacher was approved as an Autodesk Authorized Training Center. cadteacher was approved to be an AIA (American Institute of Architects) Continuing Education Provider.
cadteacher was approved and licensed by the State of California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE).
cadteacher launched our online curriculum with a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS). Our online curriculum was approved by the State of California Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE). All of our online Autodesk courses are approved by Autodesk for eLearning. cadteacher updated our name to be the Virtual Design & Construction Institute (VDCI) dba cadteacher.
VDCI became nationally accredited. The school is registered with and nationally accredited by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
VDCI continues to develop our curriculum to best serve our students' career education goals. One of our strengths is the strong student engagement between our students and their instructors, and also within our student community. Our institution is one of the leading Autodesk Training Centers in North America. We continue to be closely engaged with UC San Diego Extension College.