Commercial Diving Program
The Commercial Dive School at National University Polytechnic Institute is an 8-month program that trains students to do underwater work in a wide array of environments. While most of the work is found working offshore on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, there are many opportunities at inland companies. Inland dive companies are located all over the United States and provide diving services for a multitude of underwater equipment. Nuclear facilities, bridges, rivers, dams, ship building, just to name a few. In order to gain entry to the world of commercial diving, you must receive the proper training and certifications. Students that complete this program receive the following:
- Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) – This is the certification necessary to get employed as a commercial diver.
- Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) – Commercial diving accreditation that provides validation for all training conducted during the program.
- American Welding Society (AWS) – The underwater welding course conducted to the AWS D3.6:2010 standards.
- Divers Alert Network (DAN) – First Aid for the Professional Diver. This includes all necessary courses employers require.
- Kirby Morgan Hat Technician Course – Certified to perform repairs on Kirby Morgan dive helmets.
- OSHA Forklift Operators Course – Qualification course to operate forklifts.
- OSHA Rigging Course – Qualification course to inspect, install, and use various rigging equipment.
Non-Destructive Testing technician (NDT)
National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) – Dive Medic certificate
This is truly a hands-on training experience.