Uniform of the Day: Tropical Blue Long or ODUs (jackets/sweaters are advisable - computer labs tend to be cold). When attending a maintenance course, working uniforms are also authorized.
Class Hours/Student Check-In: All classes begin at 0800, normally ending at 1600, with one hour for lunch. All students check in at the C3CEN main desk no later than 0745 on the first day of class.
Berthing: Students will be berthed per individual student orders issued from TQC. All students under per diem orders should make their reservations at one of the local hotels. Our Lodging page provides information about area hotels.
Transportation: Base Portsmouth is not equipped to provide for student transportation. Taxis to/from the Norfolk International airport may be as high as $50.00. More reasonable fares can be obtained from the airport limousine services, such as Groome Transportation ($22 for one occupant, $28 for two, etc.). Rental vehicles are issued by TQC to selected students who are assigned Per Diem orders. For additional information/concerns related to rental vehicles contact TQC. Base stickers or visitor passes are required at Base Portsmouth. Visitor passes may be obtained at the base security/pass office. Click here for directions to the base.
Please note the following information about recent changes to local travel: The Midtown & Downtown tunnels, on the primary routes from and to Norfolk International Airport are now tolled. Gantries over the roadway will collect the toll electronically, with no cash option and no stopping to pay at tollbooths. If you do not have an E-ZPass transponder, the license plate of the vehicle being driven will be photographed, and the registered owner will be mailed a bill for the toll charge, plus an additional $1.50 service fee. If you have an E-ZPass transponder, your account will be charged the toll rate applicable to your time of travel. The peak-hour rate for passenger vehicles is $1, and the off peak-hour rate is $.75. Peak hours are Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Holidays and all other times are considered off peak. Those students authorized rental cars should reserve a transponder for your car at the time you make your reservation. You will be charged a daily service fee for the transponder, and your credit card will be charged for tolls acquired during your rental period. These charges could take up to 30 days to post. Both the daily fee and the toll charges are reimbursable items on your travel claim; however, the $1.50 service fee for each non-transponder toll charge is not reimbursable. Any questions about local tolls and E-ZPass may be answered on the Elizabeth River Tunnels web site.
Parking: Ample parking is available for students adjacent to C3CEN. Click here for C3CEN Base Map.
Extreme Foul Weather Procedures: In case of extreme foul weather, call the C3CEN Foul Weather Hotline at 866-207-8724 and follow the instructions given.
Student Questions/Concerns: Submit all quota requests (via short term training request) or questions regarding quotas, per diem, berthing and transportation to TQC. Submit course specific questions/concerns to the C3CEN Training Program Manager or contact the applicable C3CEN office via telephone.
Training Branch Chief/Training Program Manager: (757) 686-4238
Operator Course Section Chief: (757) 686-4016
Maintenance Course Section Chief: (757) 483-8652
Course Development Section Chief: (757) 686-4003
Training Program Facilitator/Student Affairs: (757) 686-2130