A Nationally Accredited Educational Institution

Student Orientation

Get Ready to Learn at VDCI


18-day courses, and frequent offerings make it easy to fit into any schedule

Course Schedule

Our courses are structured for success and to ensure you get and retain the info you need -- quickly

All Courses

VDCI is an established, credentialed, proven and trusted career-education provider

VDCI Credentials

All VDCI courses are taught by expertly trained and credentialed instructors

Faculty & Staff

    Learning Online

    • 18-day courses (all courses offered on the start dates).
    • Login at your convenience - login information emailed a day or two before each course.
    • Submit midterm assignments on the 11th day and finals on the 18th day.
    • Communicate with your instructor and other students via the Student Portal.

    • Computer Hardware Recommendations

      Please review the hardware requirements listed in your Course, Training Bundle or Technology Certificate Program.

      Setup Local Course Folder

      It is recommended that you keep all of your course materials in one folder. As such, it is preferred for our students to create a folder on their “Local C Drive” and that they populate the required VDCI files into that folder.

      Required Files

      Once a student has successfully logged into the VDCI Student Portal, they will be instructed to download the required data sets (project files) onto their computer. VDCI provides data sets that the student will work on in their course. Please save the ZIP file in your Download folder, and move the contents of the ZIP file into your Local Course Folder

      Dual Monitors

      We recommend that you have two monitors -- one which will display the VDCI Student Portal and the other will display the software program you are learning.

      Software Access

      Single Enrollment Students: Students signing up for a single course will follow the instructions to download the 30-day trial of their required software. Instructions on how to setup the software can be found inside the course materials within the Student Portal.

      Multiple course, Training Bundle and Technology Certificate Students: Students who are matriculating students at a nationally or regionally accredited College, University, or Trade School, or who are enrolled in California BPPE-approved and Nationally Accredited Program (VDCI multiple course, Training Bundle or Technology Certificate Program) are authorized by Autodesk to use the Autodesk software which is provided through the Autodesk Education Community software access program. Instructions on how to setup the software can be found inside the course materials within the Student Portal

      Autodesk Educational Community Software

      Access to the Autodesk Education Community Software is exclusively for Educational Purposes. Please visit the link, to learn the specifics about the Autodesk Education Community Software program.

      The following is the link to access the Autodesk Education Software.