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Santa Barbara City College Certificate of Achievement in Marine Diving Technician
Santa Barbara City College

Certificate of Achievement in Marine Diving Technician

Santa Barbara, USA

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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USD 419 / per credit



A certificate of achievement as a Marine Diving Technician certifies professional commercial divers for employment under ANSI/ACDE-01-1998 industry standards. The training curriculum includes instruction in all phases of commercial diving, hyperbaric medicine, bell/saturation diving emergency medicine, and remote operated vehicles (ROV’s) to name but a few. Teamwork and Safety are the prime emphases of marine technician training. Students completing the certificate program receive industry certifications which are required for employment. Students completing the full certificate program have the option to seek employment in the marine industry or combine their completed coursework toward an Associate in Science degree in Marine Technology at SBCC.

Students who enroll in the Marine Diving Technologies Program have options to obtain an Associate in Science Degree or Certificate in marine technology. Industry-based certifications meeting the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) “Commercial Diver Training—Minimum Standard ANSI/ACDE-01-2015”. The Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) Surface Supplied Diving Certification International Endorsement and the International Diving Schools Association (IDSA) standards are also available for the field of commercial diving. The training is designed to meet the needs of the marine construction, research and tourism industries. These multi-billion dollar marine technology industries are dynamic and require personnel who have a broad training base involving technical skills above and below the water.

The Marine Science curriculum trains students interested in the fields of mariculture, boating and recreation, skin and Scuba diving, physical and biological oceanography, scientific research and marine science education. Satisfactory completion of the two-semester curriculum earns the student a Biological Sciences Departmental Marine Science Certificate.


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