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Textbooks

Course textbooks are software-specific.  The AutoCAD courses use the same textbook.  The Revit MEP courses use the same textbook, etc.  The textbooks are the Autodesk Official Training Courseware for specific software titles.  Textbooks are required for all Autodesk and Adobe software courses.  Textbooks are NOT required for Blueprint Reading or for SketchUp.

Textbooks can be purchased through VDCI at the time of course enrollment.  The cost for the textbook includes the textbook, shipping and California state tax (as applicable).  VDCI is not responsible for delays in shipping, and please know that we do not ship textbooks internationally.

Textbooks may also be purchased through any bookseller.  Please see the Title and the ISBN below.

VDCI recommends that you purchase the version of the textbook provided in the following list.  However, if you would like to purchase a previous version, that’s totally fine – just understand that the instructional materials reference the latest textbook, so you might need to do some searching for the specific topics within the index of the textbook which you purchase.  Typically, there are not significant changes to the textbooks between sequential updates to the software


The following is a list of the required textbooks per software title:

AutoCAD Courses

Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017

George Omura and Brian C. Benton

Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017
$65.00
USD

ISBN-13: 978-1119240051

ISBN-10: 1119240050

AutoCAD Civil 3D Courses

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Purdue University Prof. Sham Tickoo

Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
$55.00
USD

ISBN-13: 978-1119059745

ISBN-10: 1119059747

Revit Courses

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2017

Marcus Kim, Lance Kirby and Eddy Krygiel

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2017
$75.00
USD

ISBN-13: 978-1119240006

ISBN-10: 111924000X

Revit MEP Courses

Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016

Marcus Kim, Lance Kirby and Eddy Krygiel

Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016
$60.00
USD

ISBN-13: 978-1119059370

ISBN-10: 1119059372

Revit Structure Courses

Exploring Autodesk Revit Structure 2016

Purdue University, Professor Sham Tickoo

Exploring Autodesk Revit Structure 2016
$75.00
USD

ISBN-13: 978-1942689072

ISBN-10: 1942689071

Navisworks Courses

Exploring Autodesk Navisworks 2017

Prof. Sham Tickoo Purdue Univ. and CADCIM Technologies

Exploring Autodesk Navisworks 2017
$60.00
USD

ISBN: 978-1-942689-49-2

3ds Max Courses

Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials

Dariush Derakhshani and Randi L. Derakhshani

Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials
$45.00
USD

ISBN-13: 978-1119059769

ISBN-10: 1119059763

Photoshop Courses

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book

The Adobe Creative Team, Adobe Press

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book
$40.00
USD

ISBN-13: 978-0321827333

ISBN-10: 0321827333