Q. How long is the course?
A. CDI’s Commercial Dive Program is approx4.5 months (658hr) (Day Classes)
Q. What is a typical day like during the CDI Commercial Dive Program?
A. Class begins at 7 am to begin training. During
the first several sessions, students participate in diving psychics, diving medicine and dive chart training prior to helmet orientation dives and underwater work training. Underwater work training is focused on utilizing various diving rigs, dry suits, hot water suits, lift bags, and associated equipment. Final stage training is spent in the tanks and at Lake conducting underwater projects/Diving Drills. The last few weeks are spent at the campus going through rigging and underwater welding courses, final career preparation and job Placement assitance.
The course schedule is Tuesday through Thursday from 7 am to 5 pmand friday 7am to 4pm
Q. What costs are associated with the CDI Commercial Dive Program?
please see curent school catalog for all tuition and gear prices. (located at bottom of page).
Q. Does this program qualify for VA benefits?
A. The CDI program is approved for GI BILL ®. Many of our students are
military veterans, we have a Financial Aid Administrator that specializes in VA related matters and is certified SCO.
Q. Is this school financial aid approved?
A. Yes, CDI has a financial aid department that will walk each
student through the FASFA process to ensure all paperwork gets submitted properly. We have additional funding sources available to those who qualify. We have a very qualified and dedicated staff at CDI that will assist you in every step of the way thus allowing our students to focus on training and their new career.
Q. Do you offer Career placement?
A.All CDI graduates have LIFETIME career placement Assistance. We are proud of
our success in career placement and advertise our rates publicly as required by the US Department of Education. We will begin working with you on your career portfolio and resume preparation just prior to graduation and then you will be notified of all current openings. Commercial diving contractors and companies are in constant contact with CDI to inquire about our grads as they are in high demand.
Q. Do you offer Student Housing?
A. Yes, please refer to our Student Housing section on our site or contact admissions.
Q. Do you have PT/FT Jobs while I am going to school?
A. Yes, we have resources and employers that hire our students. We
are located very near to some of the largest distribution centers in the Phoenix area. Please ask your friendly Admissions or Student Services Administrators to provide you a list.
Q. Are there any prerequisites or prior experience required to attend the commercial dive program?
A. The requirements are a high school diploma or GED and the baic ability to swim. No diving experience is necessary for this program. You may upload or bring your transcripts to the Campus or request to have your high school, college transcripts or military JST’s sent to the admissions office. An approved diving physical exam is required prior to being scheduled for the commercial diving program. Dive physicals can be obtained by a medical doctor, please contact admissions for a local list of approved DR's in our area. It is important to begin this process early in order to secure a spot in the class. Classes fill quickly, contact an Admissions Advisor now to get start.
Q. How do I get started?
A. Fill out an online application or call 623-882-3483. After
submitting the application, begin working on getting the dive physical. Schedule a campus tour unless you are out of state or an International student. Contact an Admissins advisor now to get started.
THE SKILLS YOU'LL LEARN AT CDI WON'T LIMIT YOU TO ONE CAREER TRACK. YOUR TRAINING CAN TAKE YOU TO THE CONSTRUCTION, MARINE CONSTRUCTION, COMMERCIAL FISHING, OFFSHORE DRILLING, TOPSIDE/UNDERWATER WELDING, HYPERBARIC MEDICINE INDUSTRIES, FILM AND MOVIE SET CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE, SCIENTIFIC DIVING AND MORE.