Welcome to the Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) website. In these pages we explain our mission and current
education program. We provide student-reporting instructions and enrollment procedures. I hope this information will help you
learn more about our school and our purpose.
The mission of CECOS is to provide Seabees, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officers, Facility Engineers and Environmental Professionals with the necessary skills, knowledge and education to enhance lifelong learning and to provide quality support to the Fleet.
CECOS was formed during World War II, at the first Seabee Training Center, near Williamsburg, Virginia and later moved to
Davisville, Rhode Island. During World War II the original school trained over 10,000 civil engineer officers. Most of these
officers were experienced engineers from the construction industry. In 1947 the school moved to the Naval Construction Battalion
Center in Port Hueneme, California and operated out of a World War II Barracks for 44 years. In 1991 CECOS moved into its current
68,000 square foot state-of-the-art training facility.
CECOS represents the pinnacle of professional military education for Civil Engineer Corps Officers. Our premier course is the
Civil Engineer Corps Officer Basic Qualification Course. This seven-week course is the foundation of a 12-week "pipeline"
training program designed to prepare newly commissioned CEC officers for their initial assignments as Navy CEC Officers. Upon
graduation each student is ready to assume the challenging duties of a Naval Officer and engineer in support of the Navy's
military construction force and shore installations.
During FY2016, CECOS will offer 66 different courses with over 300 individual course offerings. CECOS Mobile Training Teams throughout the world will conduct over 80 percent of these offerings.
We take pride in offering focused, relevant training to both military and civilian students. Our mission is to provide quality
instruction in all facets of Facilities Planning, Acquisition, Public Works, Seabee Readiness and Environmental Management.
We have a state-of-the-art facility with a world-renowned teaching staff committed to your training needs. We value your
comments and opinions, feel free to provide us feedback. I hope you enjoy visiting our website and look forward to the opportunity
to serve you through our training programs.