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Base Alameda Education Center
Learning Center

Commanding Officer
USCG Base Alameda Education Center
Coast Guard Island, Bldg 3
Alameda, CA 94501-5100 

Education Mission Statement
Base Alameda Education Center at Coast Guard Island provides the highest standard of educational guidance to heighten Coast Guard personnel educational opportunities for success in their professional career and as well as in their personal lives.

Education Center Hours - 0700-1500 Monday-Friday
- Closed on Federal Holidays and during Command Sponsored Liberty
- Drop-ins welcome, service is on a first come, first served basis.  Phone is (510) 437-5846/5738.

Education Services Available

Education Center Testing Schedule  - New hours as of 30 March

Monday - 0700                                                                  Sign Up Form for M
- Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
- Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
- Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)

Tuesday through Friday - 0800 & 1000 hours                    Sign Up Form for T-F
- Only Coast Guard Qualification Exams available for testing:
There are no EOCTs and EPMEs tests because the Coast Guard has suspended those exams untilfurther notice and also those exams have been waived for FY2016.

Students taking a test in Education Center classroom

Learning a Language:  If you would like to learn a foreign language or want to prepare, maintain or improve your language skills, ability and proficiency, click the link below an search for your favorite language.  Best of all it is free!  Defense Language Institute

Office email is You will receive a confirmation email from the office to confirm your seat.

Officer Accession Programs
If you are planning to apply for one of the Officer’s programs, you must first contact your Alameda Recruiting Office (RO) for proper career counseling on OCS Accessions and submit your OCS package to the RO one month prior to the ESO’s Deadline programs. Their phone number is 510-769-8187.

Note: All packages must be submitted to the Recruiting Office with no exception and not to the Education Services Office (ESO). A recruiter will bring the packages to the Education Services Office prior to the ESO's Deadline and request that the ESO schedules an interview board for the applicant. Once the members’ interview board is scheduled, the recruiting office will notify the candidate of their interview date.

Go to for information about officer programs. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the announced CG message ALCGRECRUITING and each program carefully to ensure the application is completed correctly. If you have any questions in reference to the interview process, please contact the Alameda Recruiting Office to review your completed package. Feel free to call the Education Services Office for further questions about education qualification at (510) 437-5846/5738.

Volunteers - Commissioned Officers
Officer candidate interview boards are conducted on a frequent basis at Coast Guard Island. All boards are held in Building 3, Base Education Center.
Your volunteer service for this program is very important. Selection of future CG officers is a huge responsibility and we hope to have only the best step forward as candidates and board members.

Boards must have a minimum of three officers to include a senior member.  Senior officer must be an LCDR and above (O-4 to O-5) to serve as a the Board Leader, and two junior officers must be an ENS to LT (O-1 to O-3) to serve as Board Members.  The junior members with the rank of ENS should have at least one year active duty service.

Education Center Points of Contact:
Regional Director/Education Services Officer/DANTES TCO: Mr. Barional Guiteau
Education Services Specialist/DANTES ATCO:  Vacant

On Base School:  Columbia College
Office Point of Contact:  Darla Cuadra, Ph.D., Director, Columbia College-Coast Guard Island Campus at 510-437-1280.

Degrees offered:  Associates, Bachelors and Graduate Programs.
Classes: Evening.
Five 8-week semesters per year.  In-Seat or Online courses.
Phone: 510-437-1280; Fax:  510-437-1279
Located on Coast Guard Island, Building #3, Alameda, CA  94501.
Office hours are M/W: 0800-1700; T/TH: 0730-1700 and F: 0800-1600.

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Last Modified 1/13/2016