VDCI reports to the U.S. Dept. of Education
VDCI reports to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and to the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). VDCI also has long-term strategic partnerships with Autodesk, Adobe and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
VDCI Career Education → Approved & Accredited by U.S. & State Government Educational Agencies
VDCI is accredited, as an institution, by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). To be institutionally accredited, VDCI voluntarily requests that the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) assesses our programs, faculty and student success to confirm that our institution complies with the standards for higher education required by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
Title IX Compliance
VDCI is committed to providing an education conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual and is committed to maintaining an academic environment free of discrimination and harassment. VDCI does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation (and any other legally protected classes in the relevant jurisdiction) that complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and applicable state and local laws.
Career Education for the Advancement & Employment of A/E/C Professionals
VDCI is the first organically-grown, accredited CAD and BIM Career Education Institution in North America. We thank everyone who has been a part of our evolution. VDCI is here to serve you, our students, and your career.
ACCET was founded in 1974 for the purpose of improving continuing education and training and has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1978 as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education and training provided by the institutions they accredit.
The essential purpose of the accreditation process is to provide a professional judgment as to the quality of the educational institution and program(s) offered, and to encourage continual improvement thereof. Accreditation is the process by which the ACCET Accrediting Commission grants public recognition to an educational institution which has voluntarily submitted to an evaluative comparison with established qualifications and standards, both upon initial application and periodically thereafter.
The four major components of this on-going process are: (1) the development and implementation of institutional and program goals and objectives that focus upon a continuing education mission, (2) a comprehensive, analytic self-evaluation review and report by the institution, (3) an on-site professional peer review to evaluate the adequacy and accuracy of the self-evaluation, and (4) an independent review and decision by the Accrediting Commission as an assessment of the institution’s commitment to and compliance with ACCET standards, policies and procedures.
How is an Accredited Institution Different?
Through ACCET, the USA DOE requires that VDCI meets the highest career education standards, including high completion and placement rates for our graduates. VDCI is held to the DOE's high standards of academic honesty, quality, and integrity. VDCI has worked for many years to earn this recognition. As an accredited institution, VDCI deserves your trust.
VDCI reports to the USA Department of Education (DOE) through our national accreditors, ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.
VDCI is accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.
VDCI provides online and onsite vocational and avocational courses and technology certificate programs. Because VDCI is nationally accredited, you are assured that you will receive top-tier, quality educational excellence, from our administrative staff, our curriculum and our faculty. Our career education programs are designed to meet the needs of self-motivated, career-focused students like you.
ACCET was founded in 1974 for the purpose of improving continuing education and training. ACCET has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1978 as a reliable authority as to the quality of education and training provided by the institutions they accredit. In 1998, ACCET became the only recognized accrediting agency to be certified as an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, under the international standards established by the International Organization for Standardization. Today, ACCET continues to hold that unique status.
The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) is a voluntary group of educational organizations affiliated for the purpose of improving continuing education and training. Through its support of an independent Accrediting Commission, the ACCET membership promulgates and sustains the Standards for Accreditation along with policies and procedures that measure and ensure educational standards of quality. ACCET is recognized for this purpose by the U.S. Secretary of Education and, accordingly, is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Accreditation: An Assurance of Quality
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher learning meet acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met.
VDCI provides unique technology certificate, training bundle and avocational/continuing education courses design to teach our students and build student networks in a short period of time. The credentials awarded recognize rigor in the curriculum and the reputation of the instructional team, administration and alumni.
When you choose to attend VDCI, you are choosing reputation and quality. VDCI has been training professionals to successfully use CAD, BIM, Civil 3D and other software technologies since 1997.
VDCI is the first Nationally Accredited Autodesk Training Center and the first Autodesk Academic Partner in North America. Autodesk, ACCET, the BPPE and the Department of Education stand behind VDCI and our curriculum.
Please be aware that many companies masquerade as licensed and accredited schools that offer "certifications." When you select your vocational institution, please check to ensure that they are accredited and that the appropriate governmental agencies stand behind the school and the school's curriculum.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Education and Training is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
The Virtual Design and Construction Institute is Approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer technology certificates and avocational single- and multiple-course training bundles.
Course Credit Transfers to Other Colleges, Universities and Vocational Trade Schools
The transferability of credits you earn at VDCI is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in VDCI certificate programs is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the certificates that you earn at VDCI are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you (the student) need to make certain that your attendance at VDCI will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending VDCI to determine if your credits will transfer. Since VDCI as an institution is accredited, the accreditation applies to the entire institution and to all students participating in individual courses, training bundles and certificate programs.
Course Completion Certificates
All of our online and onsite courses offer certification of course completion from the Virtual Design and Construction Institute. All courses taught using Autodesk software also provide course completion certificates for each course completed.