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National College Credit Recommendation Service
New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Dive Master (SOC 302)
Formerly Dive Control Specialist (SOC 302)
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island.
Version 1: 88 hours (9 days). Version 2: 80 hours (10 days). Version 3 and 4: 100 hours (10 days).
Version 1: May 2002 - August 2007. Version 2: September 2007 - May 2012. Version 3: June 2012 - June 2016. Version 4: July 2016 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: conduct scuba updates for certified divers; teach snorkeling; assist NAUI scuba instructors; supervise students in training; formulate a dive plan prior to entering the water for training and conduct a critique upon completion; and teach in classroom and pool/confined water under direct supervision of a scuba instructor.
Version 1, 2, 3, and 4: Major topics include: the role of the dive supervisor; dive planning; dive management and control; supervision of students in training; boat diving supervision and control; and deep diving supervision of specialized diving activities.Prerequisite: Successful completion of Open Water Diver (SOC 251) and Municipal Rescue Diver (SOC 300).
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Physical Education or Recreation (5/04 - review conducted by the American Council on Education). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Physical Education or Recreation (11/07) (10/08 revalidation). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physical Education or Recreation (6/11 revalidation). Version 4: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physical Education, Health or Recreation or 2 semester hours in Physical Education, Health, or Recreation and 1 semester hour in Education or Instructional Techniques (7/16 revalidation).