CDA Technical Institute

CDA Technical Institute (CDA), formerly Commercial Diving Academy, once again turned to award-winning higher education website design firm, Third Wave Digital, seeking a comprehensive redesign utilizing the most advanced innovations in college website design.  Recognizing that more and more students are accessing websites from their phones and tablets, Third Wave designed and developed a responsive website that provides CDA’s current and prospective students with a seamless user experience across the widest variety of platforms.

Visitors to the new responsive CDA website are immediately immersed into the world of commercial diving through an interactive graphic novel presentation that allows prospective students to follow the story of young man or woman through the admissions process, training, and graduation from CDA as a certified commercial diver. The innovative design of the graphic novel presentation enhances the overall visual impact of the website and immerses visitors into the website experience. 

For potential students to have a positive experience on a college website, ease of navigation is essential. The CDA responsive website provides the flexibility that is necessary for reaching students no matter what platform they are using with standard navigation tools for desktop computers and advanced, “off canvas” navigation when viewed on a smartphone. Also, with today’s student in mind, TWD implemented a comprehensive overhaul of CDA’s online application form. This user friendly form allows applicants to create a personal account and complete the form at their own pace.


“CDA provides a unique training experience like no other institution. Our website needs to reflect that uniqueness. We turned to Third Wave Digital because they have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to create innovative, engaging and interactive designs that reflect our specialized offerings.”

Allen G. Garber, Chief Administrative Officer

  • Custom Responsive Website Design
  • Content Management System
  • Web Video Production
  • News & Press Manager
  • Website Hosting

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