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Student Services

Guidance and Resources

At VDCI, we believe every student should have the appropriate guidance and resources to be successful in their academic and career goals. Below you will find information to help you.


  • Academic Advising

    The VDCI faculty and staff are here to support you. Our doors are always open to counsel you on your professional direction.

    Academic Support – VDCI is committed to provide many resources to our students, to help you succeed and advance in your academic and professional career.

    Certificate Program & Academic Advising – Our team of academic advisors is available to help you find the right path in your long-term, short-term professional and educational goals. Appointments are available Tuesdays through Thursdays between 10 am and 3 pm. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please click here.

    Academic Counseling & Tutoring – If you need assistance with a particular course or project, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with your instructor or your course Teacher Assistant (TA). If you need more hands-on guidance from your instructor, you may schedule a tutoring session. The instructors are available for on-on-one tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. There is an additional charge for this one-on-one tutoring. There is a minimum of two hours for these sessions. To schedule an appointment or a tutoring session with your instructor or course TA, please click here.

  • Careers & Networking

    Aligned with our school’s mission and objectives, VDCI does our best to offer you networking and job opportunity connections to help you jump-start your career in the construction industry.

    With these following resources, you can learn more about opportunities in your area and connect up with people and construction industry firms throughout the USA.

  • Career Support

    Get in touch with a VDCI advisor to help guide your career path.

    Career Advancement Advisor – Do you need help figuring out your career path? Schedule an appointment with one of our career advisors. They will assess your educational and professional background, and will carefully to provide you with the best routes you could take.

    Drop-ins are welcome Mondays through Thursdays between 11 am and 1 pm.

    You can also make an appointment here.

  • Job Opportunities & Wage Comparisons

    Find job openings in your area or search for opportunities nationwide with these resources:

    1. Job/Wage Resources Online
      1. Indeed: http://www.indeed.com/
      2. PayScale+: http://www.payscale.com/
      3. State of California Employment Development Department: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Find_a_Job.htm
      4. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and labor Turnover Survey: http://www.bls.gov/jlt/
    2. Current Job Openings in San Diego
  • Typical Career Paths

    Workflow of Common Career Paths for CAD Drafter

  • VDCI Employment Preparation Assistance

    VDCI offers the following online vids which will help you with resume preparation, interview skills and job skills.