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Technology Certificates

Each of our CAD, BIM, CAD/BIM & C3D Technology Certificates are real-world, project-based and instructor-led. They are comprehensive training programs with in-depth, hands-on experience with AutoCAD, Revit, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Civil 3D, SketchUp & more. The VDCI Technology Certificate Programs are available online and blended (online and at our San Diego campus). Strong student engagement.

Each Technology Certificate Program includes the Certificate Completion Practical (PFC 501). You will design and document your own project, which you can include in your resume and present to future employers. Show them the skills you learned at VDCI.



  • CAD/BIM

    The CAD/BIM Technology Certificate 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.

    $4,850.00 USD / Save $1.250.00

    OR 10 payments of $485.00

    Program Details

    336 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 12 Months

  • BIM

    Revit is the industry standard software program for BIM (Building Information Modeling). In the BIM Technology Certificate, 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 also specialize in Revit MEP BIM or Revit Structure BIM.

    $3,800.00 USD / Save $875.00

    OR 8 payments of $475.00

    Program Details

    216 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 9 Months

  • CAD

    The CAD Technology Certificate 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

    220 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 9 Months

  • Civil 3D

    The Civil 3D Technology Certificate 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

    220 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 9 Months


Technology Certificate Requirements

All Technology Certificate 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.

Our administrative staff will gladly help you with your enrollment. Please call us at 619-758-9300

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.