Steps to Apply

The Marine Diving Technology program welcomes new student applications after March 1, 2022, for the "fall" 2022 semester, which begins in late August. If you are interested in applying, please follow the steps below:

    1. Apply to the college for admission (here ) at

    2. Apply to the MDT program by completing the MDT ApplicationPlease mail or email your application along with a copy of your "basic scuba" certification to the Santa Barbara City College, c/o MDT, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, or email to You can APPLY after March 1, 2022, and if you are not yet scuba certified, this document can follow your application. It is encouraged to apply EARLY to be sure that your application is processed before the semester start date. Once we receive your application, you will be contacted by our department via email.

    3. Complete the dive physical using our physical exam form in its ENTIRETY (NO EXCEPTIONS). The physical will expire within "one year" of the initial date of the exam. Please complete your physical after MAY 13th for the fall 2022 semester. Your physical needs to be in our office by August 8th.

    4. 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 August 8, 2022.  All new incoming students will also need to take and pass our swim test scheduled during MDT 101,  on August 17th. You will need to pass all of the swimming skills to qualify for the program. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!