Tag Archives: Education

Dive School Profile: Santa Barbara City College Marine Diving Technology Program

BY MARY LOU JAY PHOTOS COURTESY OF SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE In 1968, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) pioneered formalized diver and technician education with a curriculum that enabled students to earn an associates of science degree while completing a certified diver training program. There were several reasons the school took this step, according to Geoff Thielst, chair and program director ...

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Dive School Profile: Commercial Diving Technologies Institute

BY MARY LOU JAY PHOTOS COURTESY OF COMMERCIAL DIVING TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE After decades of offshore commercial diving and supervisory experience, Ken Shelley and Sid Preskitt felt there was something missing in diving training programs. “The entry level people coming out of the schools didn’t have the level of working knowledge that we thought they should,” said Preskitt. They started Commercial Diving ...

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Dive School Profile: The Ocean Corporation

Feature BYMARY LOU JAY The Ocean Corporation (TOC) in Houston was founded in 1969 and has been an innovator in diving training since that time. It was the first commercial diving school in the U.S. to introduce, into its core curriculum, training for bell diving (1972); for underwater (WET) welding and cutting (1979); and for underwater nondestructive testing (1980). Its ...

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Dive School Profile: Divers Institute of Technology

BY MARY LOU JAY Founded in 1968, Divers Institute of Technology (DIT) welcomes students from many different parts of the country and occasionally from other parts of the world. Veterans, who make up about half of its students, feel particularly at home there, and for good reason. John Manlove, who co-founded the school along with Leiter Hockett, was a 20-year Navy ...

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School Robotics Team Shines In ROV Competition

Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV Competition fosters industry interest BY LUKE HULLEY here is nothing that gets young people inspired by science, technology, engineering and mathematics quite as much as the prospect of building a robot. Solving real-life problems may be the core of the discipline of engineering, but solving them with a remotely operated underwater vehicle you have ...

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