Learning Online

Cad Certificate Program

Online Learning Made Easy

At VDCI, we place a great emphasis on providing our students with an intuitive platform for online learning.

We provide the necessary tools and instructional support to make learning easy and engaging no matter where you are. Throughout your training with us we provide dedicated one-on-one support; we want you to succeed!

All the Resources You Need in One Place

Remote learning can seem daunting, especially without the right resources at your disposal. At VDCI, we have removed roadblocks to the online learning environment to help you confidently achieve your educational goals.

  • Accelerated course cycles — complete each course in just 18 days
  • Work on your own schedule – 24/7 access to the material
  • Interact with your peers in the discussion forums
  • Receive expert advice and feedback on your submissions and projects
  • Learn at your convenience — no required login times or live sessions
  • Video lecture outlines to create your own schedule
  • Lessons unlock as you work through them at your own pace
  • Unlimited access to videos with playback speed selection
  • No required textbooks or additional materials
  • Scheduled due dates to help you stay on track
Enrollment Welcome Orientation

One-on-One Focus

At VDCI, we offer the flexibility of online, asynchronous courses with the support of a traditional school. From admissions through graduation and beyond, we are there to support you each step of the way.

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  • Our admissions coordinators are available via chat, phone call, video call, or email to help you choose the right training path for you.
  • If you are interested in a certificate program, you will meet with admissions and career services virtually before you enroll to discuss how the program aligns with your needs and career goals.
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  • During your certificate program, our program coordinator will assist you with any questions you have regarding your schedule, leaves, elective course selection, and the timeline of the program.
  • The program coordinator will perform academic check-ins at 25% and 50% of your program’s time frame to make sure you are on track with your courses.
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  • Every VDCI class has an instructor available to assist with questions about the course material and assignments.
  • Instructors are all practicing professionals and reply to all student messages within 24 hours of submission.
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Capstone Project

  • Certificate program students work closely with their instructor, a licensed architect, on their capstone project.
  • You will receive guidance on your work at multiple checkpoints to ensure the project is going smoothly; your work will be evaluated at the beginning with your implementation plan containing your overall goals for the project, through 30%, 60%, 90% and 100% completion.
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Career Services

  • Certificate program students will have the assistance of our career services coordinator to help them gear up for the job hunt.
  • Our coordinators will review your resume and provide suggestions and edits to ensure it is up to AEC standards, perform mock interviews to help you feel confident in the interview setting, and connect you with potential employers.

Hear What Our Students Have to Say

Student Success Story Ria Martinson

“I was extremely busy, Monday through Friday, and...the way the structure was, gave me the opportunity to learn during the nighttime hours, as well as get homework done in a timely manner.“

Ria Martinson

Student Success Story Ryan Miller

“I was looking specifically for an online program because of my family situation and my location. At the time, I was living at my family's ranch in Hickman, California which is in the absolute middle of nowhere...and I have three children. So, me needing to be home all the time with them was a key. Being online was actually the only way I was going to be able to successfully complete a class, and the fact that you guys are 100% online was a Godsend...I couldn't have done it any other way.“

Ryan Miller

Student Success Story Donahue Chase

“I wanted something that was self-paced and something that gave me the opportunity to do my school work, after work. [VDCI's online training] helped me with time management...I [would] get off work at 3:30 so that left me with a lot of time to get into the courses after work.“

Donahue Chase