Located in San Diego, California, the National University Polytechnic Institute offers a Professional Certificate that provides students with the technical diving skills needed for entry into the diving industry as Commercial Divers.
Graduates of the Commercial Dive Program Receive:
- Certificate of Completion as a Commercial Diver
- Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) Card
- Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ADCE) Card
- KMDSI Helmet and Band Mask Operator / User Card
- Forklift Operations Certificate
The Professional Certificate in Marine Technology provides the student with the technical diving skills needed for entry into the offshore and inland diving industry as professional marine technicians and commercial divers. The program is fast paced immersion into surface supply and SCUBA diving, and includes air and helium-oxygen elements, diving safety, professional work habits, underwater work skills, and diving science needed to become a professional commercial diver. Students will develop problem solving, team building, and communication skills appropriate with this program. After completion of the core training, students will be directed to one of two diving professional concentrations: Diver Medic (Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine)
Concentration in Diver Medic Technician
The Dive Medic concentration prepares students in the medical aspects of diving and advanced training in hyperbaric medicine. Dive medics are respected professionals who perform regular work as divers and, when necessary, respond to medical emergencies on the job. Graduate with a Dive Medic concentration and you’ll be trained as a Dive Medic Technician, qualified for work as a “tender” and diver medic for underwater job sites inland and offshore. This concentration also qualifies you to take the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) National Registry exam.
Concentration in Underwater Inspection Technology (Nondestructive Testing)
The Nondestructive Testing concentration prepares students to conduct a number of advanced underwater inspection and testing techniques important for insuring the quality of underwater construction. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a variety of inspections to locate and determine the condition of structures, pipes, and components ranging from steel buildings, subsea pipelines and platforms, to engine parts and components. Students are trained in a variety of Nondestructive Testing Methods (NDT) methods to inspect metals and welds, in particular, as well as non-metallic materials. Students will be trained to American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ANST) Level 1 and Level II standards in Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Dye Penetrant Testing (PT), and Visual Testing (VT). The NDT program instructs the student on underwater applications and uses of many of these inspection methods including underwater photography and video.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Dive and tend using surface supply or SCUBA underwater breathing apparatuses in either air or mixed gas modes to perform underwater tasks safely.
- Perform decompression safely under a variety of situations.
- Apply formulas associated with decompression and medical aspects of diving.
- Assess medical needs of divers and provide appropriate first aid and recompression treatment for diving illnesses.
- Work effectively as a dive team member to achieve goals of a planned diving job and underwater tasks.
- Demonstrate safe operation while working as an outside tender, inside tender, communications operator, and/or log keeper.
- Communicate with a diver using all modalities.
- Plan a diving job utilizing all available data.
- Cut and weld steel properly