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Academic Programs

VDCI Program Objectives

The special character of VDCI is reflected in its commitment to the study of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) software, including CAD/BIM/Digital Prototyping and Visualization software programs. The purpose of the institution is to help students acquire competency in the use of Computer Aided Design, Building Information Modeling and other Virtual Design and Construction software.

All programs at Virtual Design and Construction Institute have a set of stated objectives which continue to evolve as the sophistication of the design software evolves. Currently, the institution’s objectives are to:

  • Provide students with relevant and appropriate training in the use of architectural, structural, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, visualization and civil design software.
  • Provide students with a professional atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Ensure programs are delivered by highly qualified and experienced instructors.
  • Ensure students obtain the skills and knowledge needed to improve their productivity and enhance their credibility in the workplace.
Technology Certificates

  • Technology Certificates

    The five Technology Certificates offered at VDCI are project-based, comprehensive training programs, with in-depth, hands-on experience with the software programs used in today's construction industry.

    Certificate Name

    CAD/BIM Technology Certificate Program 336 Course Hours of Instruction
    CAD Technology Certificate Program 222 Course Hours of Instruction
    BIM Technology Certificate Program 216 Course Hours of Instruction
    Civil 3D Technology Certificate Program 216 Course Hours of Instruction
    Digital Arts / Visualization Technology Certificate Program 216 Course Hours of Instruction


    For CAD Certificates you can specialize in Construction Documents or 3D CAD.

    For BIM Certificates you can specialize in: Architectural BIM, Structural BIM or MEP BIM.

    The VDCI Technology Certificate Programs are available online and blended (which means that some courses are taught at our San Diego Campus and others online).

    The educational objectives for each Technology Certificate are provided in their respective Technology Certificate Program description. There are not any specific prerequisites for any of the Professional Technology Certificates. It is expected that all students will begin their courses starting at the “top of the required course list,” and work through the list of required courses. By taking courses in the prescribed sequence, all prerequisites will be satisfied.

    As a nationally accredited institution, VDCI has transparency with the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    All Technology Certificates

  • Training Bundles

    Purchase a Continuing Education Training Bundle and save up to 15%!

    Our training bundles are available for both online and onsite courses and allow our students to tailor their continuing education.

    Don’t see the exact bundle of courses you need? Build a customized bundle from our a la carte course offerings to fit your specific educational objectives.

    Please contact our staff at learn@vdci.edu if you have any further questions!

    2-3 Classes – Save 10% / 4+ Classes – Save 15%

    All Training Bundles