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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 15-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 FY2019, 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.

General Information


Preferred method is on-line.


There is no tuition charge for Department of Defense military personnel or civilian employees for resident training. Except for courses pertaining to the Navy's Energy Program, travel and per diem costs of students are funded by the employing activities.

Messing and Berthing

There are accommodations for officer and civilian employees in the NBVC, Port Hueneme Bachelor Officers Quarters. Berthing facilities for enlisted personnel are available at the NBVC, Port Hueneme Bachelor Enlisted Quarters Housing. Navy personnel who are traveling to NBVC, Port Hueneme must make lodging reservations through their servicing commercial travel office (CTO), currently SATO travel.

Bachelor Officer Quarters DSN 551-5785 (805) 982-5785
Bachelor Enlisted Quarters DSN 551-4115 (805) 982-4115

Government messing facilities are available at the NCBC Galley.

Berthing and messing arrangements for courses held at locations other than Port Hueneme may vary significantly. Students will be advised of those arrangements in advance.


No government transportation is available. Commercial transportation is available through rail, air, and bus facilities in Oxnard, California.


All personnel granted quotas for resident training at CECOS should be ordered to report to the Commanding Officer, Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School, 3502 Goodspeed Street, Suite 1, Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4336. Reporting details for courses conducted at other locations will be provided in enrollment confirmation letters.

Certificates of Completion

The Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School will award certificates of completion to individuals who successfully complete courses of instruction of four days duration or greater. Students who do not attend the complete course or who are unable to do the assignments will not receive completion certificates.

Physical Training

The Civil Engineer Corps Officer Basic Qualification, Seabee CPO Management and Construction Battalion Operations courses each involve a physical fitness program. Parent commands are responsible for making sure student's Risk Factor Screening Form and physical examination are current prior to attending CECOS. Only students enrolled in the Civil Engineer Corps Officer Basic Qualification Course are required to bring the forms with them to CECOS. In addition, the Civil Engineer Corps Officer Basic Qualification students will complete a Physical Readiness Test.

Contact List

Quota Control (Phone: 805-982-2876/3276; FAX: 805-982-1425)
Help Desk

3502 Goodspeed Street Suite 1
Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4336

Commercial: 805-982-1862
DSN: 551-1862
FAX: 805-982-2918

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