So you’re thinking of starting a career as a Commercial Diver?
Well you’ve started your search for training in the right place.
The Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center, Inc. (MCDTC) is a well-established and respected facility in Brainerd, that has trained some of the best divers in the country. We pride ourselves on being able to move our students through training in the shortest allowed amount of time possible, so that our graduates can enter the working world of commercial diving quickly.
Due to MCDTC location in the heart of Minnesota, courses are only offered three times a year; spanning the months of March through November. Each course is eleven weeks long, six days a day, and ten hours a day. Please note that the start dates of each course change from year to year. The 2016 schedule is as follows:
MCDTC 2017 Course Schedule
First Class: March 13th - May 27th
Second Class: May 29th - August 12th
Third Class: August 14th - October 28th
To apply to the MCDTC please see the Application and Forms link on this website, or you may contact us directly for a 'potential student’s information packet'.
The max class size is twelve students per course; thus classes fill up quickly. In order to secure a spot in one of the above scheduled courses you’ll need to complete the Application, Waiver, and Medical forms, and send them along with a deposit of $1000.00 to:
Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center, Inc.
712 Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
You may also e-mail the completed forms to email@example.com, but please place your name and date of course you’d like to attend in the ‘subject’ box.
For further information into our training facility please review the links on this website, and/or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-216-5521, or 218-829-1191.
The MCDTC offers an accelerated engineer/diver training course for qualified engineers or engineers in training (EITs). However the application process is much different than the process for the regular course (above). To receive more information or apply please contact Mark Owens or Julie Owens at email@example.com or 218/825-7009.
The accelerated engineer course will begin on Monday, March 6, 2017 and the final day of class will be Thursday, May 18, 2017. There are 2 sessions that MUST be completed with a 2 week break between.
Upon graduation you will receive an ADCI entry level diver/tender card and a DCBD restricted surface supplied air diver card.
SESSION 1 - Monday 3/6/2017 through Saturday 4/1/2017
BREAK - Sunday 4/2/2017 through Monday 4/17/2017
SESSION 2 - Tuesday 4/18/2017 through Thursday 5/18/2017