WHY OCEAN CORPORATION
The Ocean Corp has been training highly qualified individuals for the Commercial Diving and Non-destructive industries for almost 50 years. Our name and the quality of our education are recognized by employers and professionals across our industries and the world. With over 10,000 alumni, many of our graduates find themselves working with or under other Ocean Corp alumni.
Our proud and distinguished history means you can be sure your program has been carefully crafted and specialized over the years to give you all of the tools you need to succeed.
We are an Industry Leader
The Ocean Corp is an undisputed leader in the advancement of Commercial Diving and Non-Destructive career training. Our unmatched record of achievements, advancements and industry firsts speaks for itself.
What you need to know, how you need to know it
At Ocean Corp we don’t bloat our program with needless general ed. courses,; no filler material just to charge more. Our program is specifically designed to give you the essential information you need to go out and gain employment in the commercial diving or nondestructive testing fields in as little time as possible. Our program takes just 30 weeks to accomplish.
Career Placement Assistance for all Students & Graduates
Our Student Services and Career Placement Department work personally with every student to ensure their transition from student life to working life goes as seamlessly as possible. Our staff works with students and graduates to develop skills essential to career success such as resume writing and how to “Ace your Interview”. We work with you on researching companies and job searching. Additionally, twice a year, Ocean Corp opens our campus to graduates/alumni, students and employers for an event we call the “Meet & Eat.” Enjoy a BBQ lunch while also networking and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the same folks who might hire you! Sharing a meal together is a great way to break the ice; just make sure your resume is BBQ sauce free!
The other cool thing that happens that day is the Program Advisory Board Meeting. This is where our PAC (Program Advisory Committee), comprised of industry professionals, sits with the big wigs at Ocean Corp to review our curriculum and equipment to ensure we are teaching you what they want you to know! Who are these PAC members? Many of them are members of management at their dive or NDT companies and many of them are also Ocean Corp Alumni!
Large, Well-Equipped Facilities
Our 4.2 acre campus consists of a purpose/custom built deck and diving complex, complete with six tanks, ranging from 8’ to 24’, for diver and ROV training. The different tanks are home to a variety of projects including underwater welding and cutting/burning, oil-rig/platform and support equipment installation and inspection, and repair and salvage. The complex also includes two hyperbaric decompression chamber installations as well as a 400’ rated wet lock-out bell diving system and a 1,000 sqft surface welding yard.
Ocean Corp’s campus also houses six classrooms, capable of accommodating up to 200 students at any one time. Our 4,000 sqft warehouse stores the gear needed to deliver a comprehensive training experience. You will find a varied suite of nondestructive testing machines, equipment and test pieces as well as an assortment of diving helmets, or “hats”.
Industry Experienced Instructors
With over 150 years of industry experience and well over 100 years of instructor and training experience our faculty is more than qualified in terms of real-world knowledge and the wherewithal to best impart that knowledge to our students.
Location, Location, Location!
Houston is the 4th largest city in the country and one of the most robust economies on the planet. From Port Houston to the Texas Medical Center and Energy Corridor, Houston is truly a thriving melting pot presenting many opportunities for fun and entertainment, culture and learning as well as rewarding careers. Did we mention that Houston is home to over 200 NDT companies and that the Commercial Diving capitol of the U.S. is right in our backyard? To discover more facts about Houston, please visit (Housing?) page.
Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
Career training is an investment in your future. Let one of our dedicated Financial Aid Representatives help you identify which financing options are right for you! For more information, please see our Financial Aid page.
The Ocean Corporation is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and is also approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission. By attending an accredited school you can be assured that your program has been reviewed by industry experts with your best interest in mind in order to ensure a high quality educational experience.
Ocean Corp is Honored to Support Our Troops
Ocean Corp is proud to be able to offer career training opportunities, support and other services to Veterans and Active Military personnel. We have been designated a military friendly school since 2014 and continuously strive to uphold that reputation. For more information for our veterans please see our Veterans page.