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The VDCI Online Learning Community

Strong Student : Instructor Engagement

VDCI is known for our strong online instructor engagement and our wonderful online student community. Your courses are taught by working professionals, who use CAD, BIM, Civil 3D and other software programs we teach on a daily basis. They are also are also Autodesk Certified Instructors and Autodesk Certified Professionals. Your courses and the online experience were created by licensed architects and engineers.

You'll get to know your fellow classmates through our VDCI Student Portal and our VDCI Student Lounge. There will be in-class engagements through our Discussion Forums. You can message your instructor through the Student Portal.

The Benefits of Online Learning

When you learn online, you bypass the daily commute and expenses involved with on-site classes and dive into your online educational freedom. We have created our online programs to increase your engagement with your instructor and your classmates. We have discussion forums, a very robust messaging system and the VDCI Student Lounge, where you can communicate with your instructors, our staff, your classmates and VDCI alumni. We're doing our best to bring the in-person feel of our onsite classes into our online experience.

Why Learning Online is Really Great

  • You can attend online classes anytime, anywhere you have web access.
  • You can access course materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • You’ll enhance your ability to communicate effectively through today’s latest technology.
  • You can communicate with your instructor and/or classmates at any time through discussion forums, the VDCI Student Lounge and the VDCI Student Portal’s messaging platform.
  • You can learn at your own pace while meeting specific deadlines.
  • You will have access to the software you need to complete your class projects.
  • You’ll benefit from a flexible schedule which is extremely helpful if you’re balancing your education with work and family life.
  • You eliminate extra costs from commuting normally required for on-site courses.
  • You are more likely to participate in class discussions or chats with more ease than face-to-face sessions if you are more reserved in person.
  • You are more likely to concentrate more by eliminating any distractions that would have occurred from other students in an on-site class.
  • If you are currently working, taking an online course to improve your skills at works shows your ambition and your desire to get ahead to your employer.
  • You do not have to leave your work in order to strengthen your professional skills.

VDCI Student Comments about Learning Online

Here are a few comments from our online students, talking about their experiences learning online at VDCI. We also include Course Review comments for each specific course on the course’s page.

This is a great course for people that don't know AutoCAD or just want to brush up on their knowledge! I would recommend this program to all my student and professional friends. Garrett M.
Thank you for the excellent training. I will definitely be able to apply this course toward my current career and become more valuable and efficient in my profession as a result. Michael S.
I enjoyed the course and learned a good amount of information that will help me pass the Civil 3D certification exam. Michael C.
I was very pleased with the course and Instructor helped me a lot and sharpen skills. Jose H.
A very engaging class, instructor is versed in the material and explains it well, and the software is amazing. Richard D.
I very much enjoy working with and learning AutoCAD software at VDCI. The Instructors are very thorough and the videos are well done as well. I look forward to building upon my skills in AutoCAD 301 starting next week. Matthew S.
I have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and I taught med school for 10 years so I have a lot of experience in academia. I took AutoCAD 101 and 201 with Tyler Grant and HE IS AWESOME! He is thorough and detail oriented. He walked us through everything step-by-step and made sure we understood and stayed on track. He took the additional time needed to keep everyone engaged and answer any questions people had. He also made learning AutoCAD fun! I'm so grateful to have had such an amazing instructor. Cortney H.
Tyler was a great teacher. Tyler has three attributes that stand out that other teachers or trainers should learn. Brevity, Clarity and concise. I had a great time and am looking forward to the next courses. Vincent M.
I love the way that the instructor is patient and he tries his best to make sure all students are on the same page and understand the material. I hope it’ll be the same for our next upcoming courses! ;) Maral D.
Excellent class, superb teaching. Looking forward to continuing with this schooling. Tim H.
Excellent course! I learned so much. The information was easy to access, and instructions/information was delivered in such a way that I could complete my work outside of the classroom setting. Rachel G.
Awesome program and instructors! Very professional at all levels and I would definitely recommend this course to others. Armando B.
The instructor was very clear and patient with all the students. Excellent overall presentation of material and would highly recommend to others. Juan R.
Before taking this class, I had no AUTOCAD experience at all. I had never done any projects or basic drafting with it. However, after completing this course (about 5 classes) I can say that I obtained very useful and beneficial skills that I can apply to school, work, etc. I am very pleased with the class, the instructor and the drafting projects we did. Thanks! Valerie V.
Overall very satisfied with this course! I wish I had taken it sooner! Sarah D.
I've already recommended this program to a colleague with a similar background, as well as other courses offered by these teachers because they've been so great. Stephanie C.

VDCI Instructor Comments about Learning Online

Here are a few comments from our online instructors, talking about their experiences teaching online at VDCI.

It is so rewarding to receive an email from a student saying something like, “Thank you for teaching me so much. Because of you and your fellow instructors, I have gotten a new job, a raise, and I’m able to take better care of my family.” When VDCI ventured into offering our courses and programs online a few years ago, I never expected to have such warm friendships with so many of my online students. They work hard. They ask me great questions. They are succeeding, and I’m honored to be a part of their professional growth and development. Al WhitleyAutoCAD
At the office, we do a whole lot of work with Revit, working on complicated projects like hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and educational campuses. I love working with Revit, I love teaching and I love sharing my experiences with my students. I also really like it when they send me a message, or call me, and we discuss different ways to solve different Revit situations. Even though we don’t always meet in person, my students and I are always in contact. It’s fun and my students are great! Tyler GrantRevit
I am personally and professionally committed to using Revit and Navisworks in my architectural projects. As a practicing professional, I truly enjoy sharing my experience with my students. It’s wonderful when my students will send me a message and tell me how much the skills they are learning at VDCI are helping them out. It’s great to make a difference in someone’s life. Trevor CornellNavisworks
I work at a relatively large architectural firm which specializes in biotech. We use Revit and 3ds Max all the time. When I am developing the courses for VDCI, I always put on my professional hat and make sure that I’m incorporating the latest and greatest tools and workflows into my courses. My students obviously really like that. They are regularly telling me how they are bringing the project workflows they learned in my classes into their offices and companies. Mike WilsonRevit and 3ds Max
I’m a Civil Engineer, and use Civil 3D all the time at my office. It’s a great software program, and is so capable. When I’m teaching at VDCI, my students are actively engaged. They ask some great questions, and I do my best to provide them some great answers. My students really take advantage of the VDCI Student Forum. It seems that they are always ... Michael KinnearCivil 3D