Passive-Solar, Energy-Efficient Campus
The VDCI campus is a state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum, passive solar, energy efficient, naturally-ventilated campus. During the hot times of the year, we encourage our students to dress comfortably (OK, beach attire). During the cold times of the year, we encourage students to dress in layers (OK, winter beach attire). Our campus is located about a half-mile from the Pacific Ocean. We always have a temperate climate. After all - it's San Diego!
The totally cool thing is that our campus is carbon net-neutral! Our campus, our servers and our classroom workstations are state-of-the-art and amazingly energy efficient.
Seven Student Lounges
The design of the VDCI campus celebrates student engagement. There are two indoor student lounges on the first floor, two outdoor seating areas in the campus' front yard, and two seating areas and a picnic table in the back yard. The student lounges are comfortable and conductive to talking with your classroom colleagues.
Citrix Server-Based Classrooms
At VDCI, our onsite courses are offered using seven Citrix-based servers. We teach on the latest version of Autodesk software programs. VDCI|cadteacher was the first Autodesk Training Center (ATC) in North America to integrate Citrix servers into their onsite classrooms. Yes. We are always on the forefront of pushing the technology envelope. When you are in an onsite course, you will be provided a user name and password to access the Citrix servers. This is the same user name and password that you use when accessing the online Learning Management System (the Student Portal).
On the first floor, outside of the main computer lab, VDCI has an Honor Snack Bar which includes a variety of snacks for our students who do not wish to leave the campus during a class break. The available snacks include chips, candy, chocolate, crackers and cookies.
The VDCI campus is fully ADA-compliant. VDCI endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to people with disabilities. ADA parking is provided behind the secured parking gate. If you need access to our ADA parking spot, please call the Administrative Staff at 619-758-9300.
VDCI provides free WiFi access to our onsite students. Please contact our administrative staff to receive the password so you can access our WiFi.
VDCI Quarterly Barbeques
At the end of each quarter, VDCI hosts a BBQ party for all of its local/on-site students. This is a great opportunity for students to solidify connections with other classmates and their instructors.