Clock Hours 

 

Description ADC Required Hours Our Hours
Principles of Diving Physics 12.5 12.5
Formula Application 12.5 12.5
Air Decompression Tables and Decompression Procedures 30 30
Anatomy and Physiology Related to Diving 18 18
Diving Diseases, Injuries and Psychological Aspects 12 12
Treatment of Diver's Illness and Injuries 30 30
First Aid/CPR for Diver's 16 16
Noxious Gases in Enclosed Spaces 2 2
Environmental Hazards 12 12
The Hyperbaric Chamber and Associated Equipment 16 16
Trainee Participation in Chamber Operations 44 44
Seamanship and Rigging Fundamentals 25 25
Practical Application of Seamanship and Rigging 60 60
Lightweight Diving Equipment Function and Nomenclature 24 24
Lightweight Diving Procedures and Techniques 40 40

Maintenance of Diver's Umbilical

12 12
Underwater Work Using Lightweight Diving Equipment 65 65
Operations Planning 12 12
Diving Logs, Records and Standards for Commercial Diving Operation 12 12
Underwater Tools 24 24
Drawings, Blueprint Reading, Report Writing 8 8
Hot Water Systems 2 2
Introduction to Topside Welding 26 26
Topside Welding Equipment 12 12
Oxygen-Acetylene Cutting Techniques 10 10
Practical Application of Oxygen-Acetylene Method of Cutting 12 12
Introduction to Underwater Cutting and Welding 24 24
Mixed Gas Diving 30 30
Marine Engines and Compressors 16 16
Industrial and Offshore Safety 6 6
Electives
Helmet Inspection/Operators Certification 0 9
Drysuit Diving 0 14
Contaminated Waters Diving 0 3
Confined Space/Entanglement (Class and Prac) 0 9
                                                                   Total Hours                            625*                           660**

*DCBC requires 440 hours to qualify for their Restricted Diver Certification
**SCUBA certification is required for enrollment in our commercial course.  This training, in addition to the time spent in the commercial diver course, gives our students an equivalent of 675 hours of training.  Class size is limited to 12 students, so in some areas less time is needed to complete the requirements.