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The information below is designed by the U.S. Department of Education to give prospective students and parents information that may be helpful in choosing which diving school and which program to attend.


Professional Commercial Diving Technology

Divers Academy International
Professional Commercial Diving Technology
Program Length: 25 weeks/900 clock hours

Program costs
$32,800   tuition and fees including advanced program electives: a.) DCBC Unrestricted Diver. B.) Surface Supplied Nitrox diver.
$4,800 average cost for personal Commercial dive gear supplies. Books are included.

Financial Assistance Programs available to those who qualify.

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change

Average Student Loan Debt (academic year 7/1/16 – 6/30/18)
The typical graduate average student  loan debt is $9,134.  The typical monthly loan payment is $74 per month in student loans with an interest rate of 4.45%.

Graduate Program Completion Rate (academic year 7/1/16 – 6/30/18)
89% of students completed the Professional Commercial Dive technology program within the specified 25 week term.

Graduate Employment Rate (academic year 7/1/16 – 6/30/17)
80% of program graduates employed as Commercial diver / Tenders  after successful completion of the program as reported  to the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics Average Starting Salary for Graduates for May 2017
Professional Commercial Diver (NJ) mean hourly wage $34.85 and Annual mean wage of $72,500. Program graduates are employed in the following fields: Commercial Divers, Onet Online

Licensing Requirements
The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Additional Information
Date Revised: 10/1/18

Professional Commercial Diving Technology

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