Marine Diving Technology

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Steps to Apply



    1. Apply to the college for admission at or submit the paper application and MAIL to: SBCC Admissions and Records Office. 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. (Please do not mail this application to the Marine Diving Technology Office.)

    2. Apply to the MDT program by completing the MDT Application  prior to the semester start date. Attach your $50.00 "non-refundable" application fee made payable to SBCC/ MDT and attach a copy of your basic scuba certification card. (If you are NOT currently SCUBA certified, mail in your application NOW and your SCUBA certification card after you are certified, no later than August 9, 2019 )Mail your MDT application to: Santa Barbara City College, Marine Diving Technology Department, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.

    3. Complete the dive physical using our physical exam form in its ENTIRETY (NO EXCEPTIONS). The physical is good only for one year. Please complete your physical after AFTER MAY 10, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester. Your physical needs to be in our office by August 9, 2019,  as well as any other outstanding documents (i.e. application fee and copy of your SCUBA certification card). *See note of PHYSICAL EXAM REQUIREMENTS.

    4. You can either drop off your application directly to the department, or mail your documents to: Santa Barbara City College, c/o MDT, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. You are encouraged to mail your MDT application in EARLY to be sure that it is processed before the semester start date. Once we receive your application, you will be contacted by our department via email.

    5. Conditional Acceptance to the Program - you are conditionally accepted into the program, pending all of your required documents are received by the deadline date of 8/9/19 and that you past our swim test.  All new incoming students need to take and pass our swim test scheduled during MDT 101 on August 21, 2019. You need to pass all of the swimming skills to qualify for the program. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! 


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