world increasingly relies upon the resources and knowledge gained
from the ocean and marine environment, our last frontier. This demand
requires the Marine Technology Program to continue in providing
the highest quality divers and marine technicians worldwide.
The program is the only community college degree
program in the nation which is accredited by both the Association
of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) and the National Association
of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). Santa Barbara City College pioneered
formalized diver and technician education in 1968 with the A.S degree
curriculum. Students who enroll in the Marine Technology Program
have options to obtain an A.S. degree in Marine Technology or certifications
from both the American National
Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Association
of Diving Contractors (ADC) in commercial diving. SBCC also
issues diver certifications meeting the Association of Contractors
(ADC) standards, under the ADC standard 1099.
The two semester training program is designed to meet the needs
of marine construction, research and diving industries.
These multi-billion dollar industries are dynamic and require personnel
who have a broad training base with technical skills above
and below the water. The A.S. Degree Marine Technician program trains
professional marine technicians and commercial divers. The modularized
training curriculum includes instruction in all phases of commercial
diving, hyperbarics, bell/saturation diving emergency medicine and welding to name but a few. Teamwork
and safety are the prime emphasis of technician training.
Read what our alumni have
to say about the program and the how their careers have advanced.