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Student Orientation

Get Your Computer Ready for Class

Computer Hardware Recommendations

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

Dual Monitors Recommended

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

Internet Bandwidth

Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.

Get Organized for Class

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 Learning Hub, 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

Download the Software for Class

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 Learning Hub.

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 Learning Hub.

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.

Access the Learning Hub, and "Welcome to Class!"


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