FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

F.A.Q

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Q. How long is the course?

 

A. CDI’s Commercial Dive Program is either 4.5 months (Day Classes)

or 7 months long (Evening Classes) 

Q. What is a typical day like during the CDI Commercial Dive Program?

 

A. Students arrive either at 7 am or 5 pm 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 CDI conducting underwater projects.  The last few weeks are spent at the campus going through rigging and underwater welding courses, final career preparation and job search.

 

The AM course schedule is Tuesday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm

 

The PM course schedule is Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 10 pm

Q. What costs are associated with the CDI Commercial Dive Program?

 

A.

Registration/ Application fee:  $150
Tuition:  $24,475.00
SCUBA / Diving Gear $485.00
Welding Gear - $359.00
Safety Gear -$59.00
(Diving and other gear may be purchased through CDI or retailer of your choice)

Q. Does this program qualify for VA benefits?

 

A. The CDI program is VA approved. Many of our students are

military veterans, we have a Financial Aid Administrator that specializes in VA related matters and is certified.

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. 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. Our Institute is owned and operated by a both Navy and commercial working divers.

Q. What is CDI’s Completion rate?

 

A. As reported to the US Department of Education CDI’s completion

rate from July 1, 2018-June 30,2019 { 93% }

Q. Do you offer Student Housing?

 

A. Yes, please refer to our Student Housing section on our site.

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 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 only requirement is a high school diploma or GED. No

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. A diving physical exam is required prior to being scheduled for the commercial diving program. Dive physicals can be obtained by your medical practitioner. 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

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 Advisor now to get started.

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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.

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