Career and Technical Education

Academy of Construction and Design

Beginning in fall 2015, IDEA students can enroll in the Academy of Construction and Design, a career technical education program sponsored by IDEA and the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation. Learn more here.

Microsoft Academy

IDEA students can enroll in Microsoft Academy courses to learn Microsoft Office applications and become certified in Microsoft Skills. Learn more here.


Our AutoCAD classes help prepare students for careers in

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Fashion design
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Interior design
  • Jewelry design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Military service

Learn more about what students learn in these classes what’s required to enroll.