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San Diego Mesa College Aquatics Program

Aquatics
Program


Love the water, surf and sun?

Train to become an aquatics professional through the San Diego Mesa College Aquatics Certificate Program!

 100s of aquatics jobs with the City of San Diego, from Carmel Valley to San Ysidro, go unfilled every year. The San Diego Beach Lifeguard program continually struggles to find qualified candidates. Our idyllic beach and poolside environment not only beckons millions of visitors to San Diego annually, it also provides an opportunity for seasonal and career path employment for lifeguards, pool managers, aquatic entrepreneurs, and swim and water sport instructors.


The Aquatics Certificate Program answers the call!

Mesa’s Aquatics Certificate Program serves students interested in employment in the field of Aquatics including Lifeguards, Swimming Pool attendants and instructors in water activities such as swimming, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. The core curriculum provides excellent foundation in water safety techniques, specific water sports skills, injury prevention, emergency response, communication and business management. Students will be qualified for entry-level employment as Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and water sport specific instructors.

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE Certificate:

UNITS

 

EXSC 241B

Introduction to Kinesiology *Active*

3

 

EXSC 118

Lifeguard Training *Active*

3

 

EXSC 119

Water Safety Instructor *Active*

3

 

EXSC 242B

Care and Prevention of Injuries *Active*

3

or

HEAL 131

Emergency Response (First Aid/CPR/AED) *Active*

3

 

COMS 135

Interpersonal Communication *Active*

3

SELECT ONE COURSE FROM BUSINESS.

UNITS

 

BUSE 129

Introduction to Entrepreneurship *Active*

3

or

BUSE 155

Managing the Small Business *Pending*

3

or

BUSE 201

Business Organization and Management *Active*

3

SELECT ONE COURSE FROM SWIMMING.

UNITS

 

EXSC 113A

Swimming I *Active*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 113B

Swimming II *Active*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 113C

Swimming III *Active*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 113D

Swimming IV *Active*

0.5 - 1

SELECT ONE COURSE FROM AQUATIC FITNESS.

UNITS

 

EXSC 114A

Aquatic Fitness I *Active*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 114B

Aquatic Fitness II *Active*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 114C

Aquatic Fitness III *Active*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 114D

Aquatic Fitness IV *Active*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 116A

Stand Up Paddle Boarding *Launched*

1

or

EXSC 116B

Kayaking *Launched*

1

SELECT ONE COURSE FROM SURFING.

UNITS

 

EXSC 110A

Surfing I *Launched*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 110B

Surfing II *Launched*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 110C

Surfing III *Launched*

0.5 - 1

or

EXSC 110D

Surfing IV *Launched*

0.5 - 1

Total Units 19.5 - 21

 

Program Faculty Advisors

Jim Fegan jfegan@sdccd.edu

Nathan Resch nresch@sdccd.edu