ROV pilot technician open house

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC will host an open house for prospective students interested in a new, short-format ROV pilot technician certificate program at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Parsons-Stulen Building on the Aero Park campus.

Classes for the ten-week program begin Jan. 12. Students will learn the basic skills and competencies required to gain entry-level employment in the offshore marine industry as a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilot Technician. Graduates of the program will find:

  • Global opportunities for employment in an extremely fast growing industry
  • Immediate industry interviews on site upon successful completion (presently scheduled for March 19-20, 2015)
  • Starting salaries range from $40,000–$50,000 with excellent benefit packages
  • Applied training in electronics, hydraulics, safety, and mechanical/ROV systems
  • Industry-aligned curriculum following International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines included in IMCA R 002 and IMCA R 004 standard

Highly-trained instructors have experience in the industry. Training competencies can be applied toward credit at NMC for completion of Marine Technology degrees. Prospective students must be able to obtain a U.S. passport and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to enrollment.

Food will be provided. Interested students are asked to RSVP online at

Release date: November 11, 2014

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019