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Technology Certificate Programs

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VDCI offers four Technology Certificates, focused on career education using CAD (AutoCAD), BIM (Revit), CAD/BIM (AutoCAD & Revit) and Civil 3D. Certificates can be completed in 9 to 12 months. Classes are instructor-led, hands-on, real-world, project-based with strong student engagement.

Each Technology Certificate Program includes the Certificate Completion Practical (PFC 501), where you will work 1:1 with your instructor to create a project which you can include in your portfolio to demonstrate the skills you learned at VDCI.

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    Technology Certificate Programs

  • CAD/BIM Technology Certificate Program

    The CAD/BIM Technology Certificate Program is designed to provide students with the skills and technical knowledge requested by employers using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. The certificate program focuses on the development of fundamental drafting and CAD and BIM skills and problem-solving strategies.

    You can specialize in Revit MEP, Revit Structure, AutoCAD Construction Documents or AutoCAD 3D Modeling.

    $4,850.00 USD / Save $1,250.00

    OR 10 payments of $485.00

    Program Details

    390 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 12 Months

  • BIM Technology Certificate Program

    Revit is the industry standard software program for BIM (Building Information Modeling). In the BIM Technology Certificate Program, you create a 3D model of a moderately complex commercial project and extract the construction documents directly from the BIM model. All of our courses are designed to work together, so a student constantly builds on lessons learned in the previous courses. Today, Government, Military, Hospital, Education and other similarly-scaled projects require that their work be completed in Revit (BIM).

    You can specialize in Revit MEP or Revit Structure.

    $3,800.00 USD / Save $875.00

    OR 8 payments of $475.00

    Program Details

    260 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 9 Months

  • CAD Technology Certificate Program

    The CAD Technology Certificate Program is designed to provide students with the skills and technical knowledge requested by employers using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. You can also specialize in 3D Modeling.

    The certificate program focuses on the development of construction documentation skills and problem-solving strategies. You can also specialize in 3D AutoCAD.

    $2,820.00 USD / Save $1,030.00

    OR 6 payments of $470.00

    Program Details

    240 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 9 Months

  • Civil 3D Technology Certificate Program

    The Civil 3D Technology Certificate Program focuses on the specific technologies appropriate to current and projected skill set requirements for the development and refurbishing of our infrastructure system and also towards site development.

    Students are exposed to public 3D/virtual databases and learn about 3D data management and project file sharing through web-based technologies such as project FTP, MILCON, and city/state/national databases. Coursework integrates with CALTRANS and other public agency requirements and databases.

    $2,760.00 USD / Save $940.00

    OR 6 payments of $460.00

    Program Details

    230 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 9 Months


Technology Certificate Program Requirements

All Technology Certificate Program Students must have the minimum of a high school Diploma or GED equivalent before they can enroll in a VDCI Technology Certificate Program. Copies of these documents must be submitted to registrar@vdci.edu.

The US Department of Education requires that students enrolling in a VDCI Technology Certificate Program must provide a digital or printed copy of their transcripts, degree, diploma, or GED test results, demonstrating that they meet or exceed the Department of Education's requirements.

When a vocational student does not meet the minimum education requirement, the only test that can be taken in lieu of the minimum education is the “Ability to Benefit” (ATB) exam. Students must earn a passing score according to the ATB exam in order to begin taking courses at VDCI. The Minimum passing scores are Reading: 55, Writing Skill: 60, Math: 34.

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Enrolling in a Technology Certificate Program requires that students submit:

  • A picture or scanned copy of their transcripts, degree, diploma, or GED test results confirming that the student meets or exceeds VDCI’s minimum education requirements
  • Image must be sent directly to registrar@vdci.edu
  • Certificate-Specific Enrollment Agreement
  • Acknowledge having downloaded and read the VDCI Catalog and School Performance Fact Sheet
  • Enrolling in a Technology Certificate Program requires that students complete a Certificate-Specific Enrollment Agreement, acknowledgement of having read the VDCI Catalog and the VDCI School Performance Fact Sheet and also download a copy of the VDCI Catalog.
  • Students will be able to enroll in the Technology Certificate Program once these forms have been submitted digitally. Students will find these forms located in the checkout process of their Technology Certificate Program.

If participating in a VDCI no-interest payment plan:

  • Payment Plan Agreement
  • Students participating in a VDCI no-interest payment plan will also be required to fill out documents for their specific Technology Certificate Program.