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Marine Technology (commercial diving) with concentrations in wet welding, NDT, and advance dive medicine (SD)

College or University: National Polytechnic College of Science

Type of degree: A.S.

Brief overview of program: National Polytechnic College of Engineering and Oceaneering is a non-profit higher education institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC). The education and skills obtained at National Polytechnic can turn your love of action into a rewarding career. The College's marine technology certificate and degree program prepares students for careers in commercial diving with concentrations in underwater wet welding, nondestructive testing, and advance dive medicine.

Website: Click here for program website

Number of students enrolled in 2007: ~300

Where do most of the students go upon graduating or leaving the program?
Continue Education: 2% | Enter Workforce: 90% | Do not know: 8%

For the students that enter the workforce, what are the most common occupations that they pursue with this degree or certificate? Dependent upon the concentration, skills obtained through National Polytechnic enhance employment opportunities for students desiring to work for diving contractors, inspection companies, and hyperbaric centers at hospitals and clinics.

Description of Facilities: The College has campuses located in Wilmington and San Diego, CA and in Honolulu, HI. Facilities include dive training tanks, harbor/boat access, hyperbaric chambers, rigging yards, and much more.

Student Support: Financial aid available for those who qualify.

Program Point of Contact: Shelly Mitchell


Department: Administration

Institution address: 272 South Fries Avenue
                             Wilmington,CA 90744

Phone: (800) 432-3483


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