Marine Diving Technician, Associate in Science (AS)
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- A minimum of 18 units of SBCC General Education Requirements (Areas A-D) and Institutional Requirements (Area E) and Information Competency Requirement (Area F)
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A total of 15 units through SBCC.
|BIOL 124||Biological Oceanography||3-4|
|or BIOL 142||Marine Science|
|or ERTH 151||Introductory Physical Oceanography|
|BIOL 125||Marine Biology||4|
|DRFT 101||Basic Drafting||3-5|
|or DRFT 130||Computer-Assisted Drafting And Design I|
|or ENGR 105||Engineering Graphics|
|EMT 110||Emergency Medical Technician-Basic||6|
|MDT 101||Information and Introduction to Marine Diving Technology||0.3|
|MDT 104||Fundamentals and Practices of Diving||2|
|MDT 105||Advanced Scuba Techniques||1.7|
|MDT 106||Open Water Navigation And Rescue||0.7|
|MDT 107||Hyperbaric Chamber Operations||1.5|
|MDT 109||Seamanship and Small Boat Handling||1.5|
|MDT 111||First Aid For The Diving Professional||1.3|
|MDT 112||Introduction To Marine Welding||1.1|
|MDT 140||Principles Of Surface-Supplied Diving||1|
|MDT 141||Commercial Diving Equipment||1.5|
|MDT 142||Surface-Supplied Ocean Diving||1.8|
|MDT 143||Mixed Gas Diving||1.1|
|MDT 145||Principles Of Underwater Cutting And Welding||1|
|MDT 146||Advanced Underwater Cutting And Welding||1.5|
|MDT 147||Ocean Structures||0.5|
|MDT 148||Hydraulics I||0.74|
|MDT 152||Underwater Tools And Inspection||1.7|
|MDT 154||Bell And Saturation Diving Procedures||1.7|
|MDT 179||Nitrox Diving||0.8|
|MDT 190||Assessment And Development Of Diving Competence||1|
and Conceptual Physics Laboratory
|CS 101||Computer Concepts||4|
|MDT 290||Work Experience In Marine Diving Technology||2-4|
|PE 134A||Swimming For Conditioning: Beginning||1.5|
- Meet the qualifications of an entry-level commercial diver established by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the United States Coast Guard, the American National Standards Institute and the Association of Diving Contractors
- Comprehend physical laws governing hyperbaric and industrial operations in a marine environment
- Conduct hyperbaric and industrial-related activities safely and in accordance with recognized agency and industry standards
- Apply knowledge of diving techniques and associated capabilities to determine proper operational procedures for diverse marine-related construction, inspection, maintenance, repair and decommissioning projects
- Perform the assigned duties of an entry-level diver as an individual or member of a support team in a safe, effective and efficient manner
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.