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TAD PGS Inc., and Memorial University collaborated to make these programs available to veterans and assure that they were covered by the G.I. Bill These programs are fully approved to be covered by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits.

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Program

MI’s two-year ROV Operator / Technician program prepares students to work with a wide range of vehicles, to perform ROV maintenance, to understand ROV systems and to work safely in unique ocean environments, this program provides a solid foundation in electronics and mechanical technology through classroom, industrial labs, simulators, and workplace training.

Typical job titles that would be open to a graduate of this program include:

  • ROV Pilot/Technician
  • ROV Supervisor
  • ROV Superintendent

Typical salaries for an offshore ROV Operator / Technician working on a Work Class ROV are:

  • Trainee: $350 / day
  • Pilot Tech: $550 / day
  • Senior Pilot Tech: $750 / day
  • ROV Supervisor: $800 / day

Ocean Mapping Program

The ocean mapping degree program is designed for anyone who has an interest in the ocean. A prospective student could range from a high school graduate, who is an explorer at heart and wants to map the unknown, to a seasoned industry worker who needs a refinement of skills or to learn about the technical and operational requirements and applications of the latest ocean technology.

Typical job titles that would be open to a graduate of this program include:

  • Ocean Mapper
  • Hydrographic Surveyor
  • GIS Technician / Specialist
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Instrumentation Oceanographer
  • Applied Researcher
  • Special Projects Team Lead, and others

Typical salaries for an Ocean Mapper:

  • Entry Level Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 per year
  • Senior Level Salary: $80,000 – $100,000 per year
  • Entry Level Day Rate: $325 / day
  • Experience Day Rate: $700 / day

We will evaluate your corresponding official service transcript to determine if we can award college-level credit for your prior learning in the military.


Paul Ryan, P.Eng., CD.

Coordinator of Programs

School of Ocean Technology

Memorial University of Newfoundland

A1C 5R3

(709) 778 0334 (office)

[email protected]

Go to www.TADPGS.com, click on the “Looking for People” tab, then view “Veterans Solutions” to see more for information on our Veterans Solutions for Employers. Please join our LinkedIn group, Veterans Hiring Solutions for Veterans at http://linkd.in/Sg346w. If you have specific questions about hiring veterans or the incentives for doing so, contact me at [email protected].