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Technology Certificates

Our Technology Certificates are multi-course, project-based comprehensive training programs with in-depth, hands-on experience with the software programs used in today's construction industry. The VDCI Technology Certificate Programs are available online and blended (online and at our San Diego Campus).

Each Technology Certificate Program includes the Certificate Completion Practical (PFC 501) in which you will create your own project deliverable, and demonstrate your competency by integrating the software technologies you have learned during your studies.



  • Architectural CAD/BIM

    The Architectural 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 $800.00

    OR 10 payments of $485.00

    Program Details

    336 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 7 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 MEP BIM or Structural BIM.

    $3,800.00 USD / Save $600.00

    OR 8 payments of $475.00

    Program Details

    216 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 6 Months

  • Architectural CAD

    The Architectural 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.

    $2,820.00 USD / Save $1000.00

    OR 6 payments of $470.00

    Program Details

    220 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 5 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 $800.00

    OR 6 payments of $460.00

    Program Details

    220 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 5 Months

  • Digital Arts / Visualization

    The Digital Arts/Visualization Technology Certificate is popular because most clients want both technical documentation on their projects and renderings and animations. SketchUp is a software program which is regularly used in the construction industry to create preliminary 3D designs for construction projects. 3ds Max is an incredible animation and rendering program which is used for construction renderings, animations, fly-throughs, product visualizations and even in the gaming and multi-media industries.

    We have carefully developed our Digital Arts/Visualization Certificate to most effectively assist our students target their skills appropriately.

    $2,850.00 USD / Save $1000.00

    OR 6 payments of $475.00

    Program Details

    220 Instruction Hours
    Complete it in 5 Months


Technology Certificate Requirements

Students enrolling in a Technology Certificate Program are required to submit a picture or scanned copy of their transcripts, degree, diploma, or GED test results confirming that they meet or exceed VDCI’s minimum education requirements. VDCI requires all Technology Certificate Students to have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED/equivalent. A student will not be able to begin their program until these documents have been submitted to registrar@vdci.edu.

VDCI requires all Technology Certificate Students to have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED/equivalent.

Please know that our administrative staff will gladly help walk you through this process.

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.